NO CONFIRMATION OF ALDI SITE CLOSURE DATE
Work continues at the Aldi Distribution centre in Mitchelstown but the question remains as to when the rest of the construction team will lose their jobs.
After the shock announcement earlier this year that the construction of the €100 million facility outside Mitchelstown was to cease and that the opening date had been postponed until 2013, disappointment in the local community has focused on the loss of the planned jobs at Aldi’s southern distribution centre.
In a statement from Aldi, the company outlined its reason for postponing the opening of the new facility.
‘It has been necessary for Aldi to postpone the opening due to ongoing difficulties experienced in the planning process which has resulted in fewer Aldi stores being opened in 2010 than originally planned. Aldi is continuing to seek planning permissions across the country to support its expansion programme. The lack of planning permissions for new stores is the only factor contributing to the delay in opening the new regional distribution centre’.
While construction work continues at the facility, it is understood that this work is being carried out to make the building weather proof but that is all.
The Avondhu asked if there was a timescale for the shutdown of operations at the facility but a spokesperson for Aldi said that the company had no comment to make at this time.
Friday 24th December 4:19pm