Tailoring a national upgrade program for ALDI stores with minimal disruption to business.
Having earlier worked with The APP Group to establish its logistics network, ALDI turned to our team to develop a strategy to enable the refurbishment of many of its stores nationwide. The Project ReFresh strategy would define a completely new procurement and delivery model, closely tailored to ALDI’s specific requirements. The main requirements were that for each store the upgrade had to be delivered quickly, with as little disruption to customers as possible, and avoid lengthy store closures.
The new strategy came into effect in 2017, with our team delivering a total of 350 stores within the year. Each store represents a process that takes six months to complete from feasibility to planning and design management, construction and completion.
During the project, The APP Group was proud to deliver all projects with very limited defects at completion, limited or no Operations issues, perfectly on-time for completion for every project and with zero delays to planned reopening.
The APP Group met all the original objectives set by ALDI, as well as achieving zero lost time injuries, which was highlighted by the Project ReFresh management team.