The Delhaize group has announced its plan to build a new distribution centre at Oupeye, near Liege. The site was selected from among a list of potential locations supplied by the Wallonia and Flemish governments. An internal feasibility study is yet to be carried out, before it is formally approved by the board of directors.
It amounts to an investment of 50 million Euros, which should generate around a hundred jobs. This project could however mean subsequent development, creating up to 500 jobs and representing 100 million Euros in investment.
Delhaize already has distribution centres at Zellik and Ninove. The future centre, located at Oupeye, 80,000m² in the first phase and double that in the long term, would aim to facilitate supplies to shops in the south and east of the country, as well as those in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
L’Echo – 21/6/2011