The family-owned business, initially founded in 1913, was divided in 1961 to form two groups of companies: ALDI SOUTH and ALDI North. These two business groups have remained linked by family ties, but both are legally and economically independent entities. With the exception of Germany, both groups operate in different countries. (ALDI international: ALDI.com)
The main capital interests of the companies of the ALDI SOUTH Group are held by foundations based in Germany. The foundations’ management boards primarily represent the founding family. An Advisory Board consisting of foundation representatives and external experts advises the shareholders on economic and strategic matters. Neither the shareholders nor the Advisory Board are involved in day-to-day operations.
The ALDI SOUTH Group is structured as a group of companies based on two pillars. In Germany, our business is operated by a group of 30 independent regional companies. Our international operations are legally separated from these and are bundled and coordinated under the umbrella of HOFER KG in Austria. The national operations in Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary, and Italy are collectively referred to as HOFER S/E (South East). Further national operations exist in the USA, the UK and Ireland, Australia and China.
The international departments in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria, provide IT-related, auditing, buying, corporate responsibility as well as finance and administration services for all of the companies throughout the ALDI SOUTH Group.
The Asian Office in Hong Kong provides support for the companies of the ALDI SOUTH Group in the area of buying. For the implementation of CR goals in Asia, we are additionally supported by our CR Units in Hong Kong and Dhaka, Bangladesh.