ALDI Logistic Network

  • ALDI Logistic Network

    ALDI Logistic Network

Project details: 

APP helps Global Retailer ALDI build a National Network of Logistic Centres

In just 10 years, ALDI has built a national retailing business that challenges the traditional grocery market in Australia. APP contributed to this success story by developing the logistics centres that have supported this growth.

The first project delivered under this programme was a 53,000m2 distribution centre opened in 2004 in Stapylton, QLD, which consisted of an ambient warehouse, a chiller, freezer, racking, a regional headquarters office and various ancillary areas. A sister facility in Prestons, NSW, opened in 2009, and a third logistics facility in Dandenong, VIC, opened in 2010. Also, a new extension to ALDI’s Australian Headquarters in Minchinbury opened in 2010.

APP’s role spanned business analysis, logistic network modelling, site selection and acquisition; and included the design, construction and commissioning of individual facilities. Securing the large sites required for these new facilities in established urban areas is not an easy challenge. APP overcame this challenge through the application of our suite of Real Estate Services; from market analysis, property strategy, analysing alternate property transactions forms (i.e. on and off balance sheet), due diligence, negotiation, deal finalisation and satisfaction of land sale contract conditions. Outcome – suitable sites identified and acquired in time to support business growth.

“We made a difference by listening, by our attention to detail, and by our commercial awareness – and we delivered on commitments,” says Andy Gorey, APP program director. “ALDI particularly liked our fierce representation on their behalf, and our honesty – we gave them the hard truths and doing the simple things – like being responsive and providing the high calibre people we promised.”

APP continues to work with ALDI to help build their business in Australia with the delivery of distribution centres across the country.

Project summary: 

  • Client: ALDI
  • Value: Confidential
  • Services: Programme Management, Project Management, Strategic business analysis and consulting advice, Commercial negotiations support, Due diligence and land acquisition support, Sustainability
  • Sectors: Retail, Industrial, Commercial
  • Location: Various