ALDI International IT Services will invest 1.3 billion forints (EUR 3.9m) in establishing its second service centre in Hungary in Pécs, in Southern Hungary, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said at a press conference on Monday.
The company, providing IT services for the local unit of German discount chain Aldi, will receive a 300 million forint government grant for the investment, Szijjártó said.
The investment will create 70 jobs raising Aldi IIT’s headcount to 150 in Hungary.
The centre in Pécs will provide support service in Hungarian, German, English, Italian, French and Slovenian.
ALDI IIT supports operations of ALDI South in 3,800 stores and 55 logistics centres.
As we wrote in 2018, Aldi dropped a ‘wage bomb’ at the beginning of the year. The company announced that from 2018 on each experienced shop assistant will receive 353 thousand (EUR 1140) monthly gross salary.