North Warwickshire & Bedworth’s voice in Parliament Craig Tracey was invited to tour the Aldi HQ in Atherstone this week to discuss their expansion plans, the economy and the supermarket business.
Aldi are currently going through a 3 year expansion plan at their HQ site, involving £75m of investment creating up to 500 local jobs – doubling the current workforce in Atherstone.
After a tour of the facility Craig commented:
“The Aldi site in Atherstone is an impressive facility, their investment is a huge boost to our local economy and provides hundreds of jobs and career opportunities for local people.”
Craig, who ran his own local Insurance Brokers for 20 years before being elected in May, is a member of the influential Business, Skills and Innovation Committee in Parliament.
The local MP said:
“The Aldi business model is interesting one, they are very efficient, and could be a prime example of how to increase productivity in the UK. This is one of the key issues that the BIS Committee are looking into.”
Aldi are seeing successful growth nationally and are looking to increase their network by 60 new stores across the country this year. They currently have stores in Atherstone and Bedworth town centres.
Jonathan Neale, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi, said: “We’re proud to have our UK operation based in North Warwickshire and thank Craig for taking the time to visit us. We’ll be making a significant investment in Atherstone over the coming years to support the growth of our business across the UK.”