Lidl Switzerland plans to shift its administration to Weinfelden in the first half of 2018. With the move, the company is keeping up with its growing network of stores, which has resulted in a greater need for employees in management and administration. It is also taking technical developments into account, as chairman Georg Kröll explained.
He said: “Digitalisation has changed the needs of our employees. The new workplaces will meet these demands and promote modern means of working together, as well as direct communication between the departments. We knew early on that we wanted to stay in the area. Our commitment to the region is important for us.”
Lidl applied for building authorisation at the end of September and will begin construction as soon as it has secured planning permission. Its new headquarters was designed with its employees in mind: the building will have bright rooms designed to promote teamwork, as well as a staff restaurant and a fitness centre. There will also be charging stations for electric cars.