This hybrid facility situated along Alabama’s Gulf Coast features some of the most innovative and efficient design components included in any ALDI facility to date.
A M King provided property consulting for ALDI U.S. and designed and built the regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, AL. The mega-facility is comprised of 564,000 for cold storage, dry storage and packaging, and a second-floor mezzanine housing offices and conference areas. We worked in tandem with ALDI to determine adequate site infrastructure requirements and assisted the company in acquiring the 150-acre site. The spacious and multifaceted facility will service more than 100 stores in southern Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle.
Development of this facility is a continued effort to maximize the efficiency of ALDI’s operations through facility design. Some of these elements include use of Insulated Metal Panels (IMP) in lieu of concrete or precast exterior walls, creating a thermally tight and efficient building envelope; optimum racking organization determined by product analysis; ALDI’s first use of cross-docking services in a distribution center; large, unobstructed areas of glazing at the office for outdoor views and natural light; and restrooms, locker rooms and maintenance in the central core of the building.
“A M King has been a valued partner throughout the design and construction of our newest regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, AL. A M King was key in the development of this state-of-the-art facility, and we’re thrilled with the integration of dynamic design elements aimed at maximizing operational efficiency and sustainability.”— Dan Gavin, Vice President of Real Estate / ALDI U.S.