Aldi agrees 15-year lease for state-of-the-art offices in Naas
16 July 2020 | 0
Aldi Ireland has agreed a new 15-year lease to move its 120-strong buying and marketing teams to a corporate office at Birch House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, in order to meet the needs of its expanding Irish sourcing operation and workforce. The space is currently being refitted and will be ready to occupy from early 2021.
The move reflects Aldi’s significant expansion over the past five years, which has seen its workforce grow to over 4,000 staff, supporting 142 Irish stores. Continued investment in sourcing award-winning Irish products has led to an expansion in Aldi’s team, which has grown from four staff in 2004.
The 41,000 sq. ft office space will be fitted with facilities to the highest environmental, technological, and public health standards. It will also feature Aldi’s Taste Kitchen, a state-of-the-art development kitchen where the buying team will be able to create and test new Irish products.
“This is a very exciting move for all at Aldi and reflects our long-term commitment to investment and expansion in Ireland,” said Niall O’Connor, group managing director, Aldi Ireland. “The buying and marketing teams serve our entire operation around the country and are the driving forces behind our supplier relationships, our amazing products and of course our dynamic marketing and communications campaigns. This new facility will position us strongly to maintain our leading position and for further growth in the years ahead. They will also help us attract the brightest and most creative minds to join our winning team.”
The office space at Millennium Park, and the excellent facilities nearby, was chosen due to its proximity to Aldi’s existing regional warehousing and distribution centre in Naas and to the M7, allowing for greater flexibility for staff, good transport links, as well as to attract talent wishing to work outside Dublin city center. Aldi is currently recruiting at all levels of its business.