Kaufland opens new logistics center in Bulgaria
The German retailer Kaufland recently invested several million EUR in a new logistics center in the Eastern European nation of Bulgaria. Kaufland is now the proud owner of a new logistics complex in the Rakovski Industrial Zone, located close to the center of the country, near the city of Plovdiv. The location’s advantages are obvious, as the nearby A1 highway offers the retailer fast connections between the capital-city of Sofia and the Black Sea port of Burgas.
The total investments for this new 359,000 sqm logistics complex amount to over 64 million leva (around 32.7 million EUR). Thanks to this, the company now offers jobs for 100 people who wish to be part of Kaufland Bulgaria’s team.
The new logistics center is officially the largest in the retail sector in Bulgaria and even exceeding many similar establishments in the Balkan Peninsula. The center will serve all of the country’s 59 Kaufland stores. Since Kaufland’s debut in Bulgaria, back in 2005, the company invested over 233 million leva (119.1 million EUR) in various stores, marketing and operations.
Kaufland is part of the Schwarz Gruppe family, which also owns Lidl.