Transport and logistics company DB Schenker Romania, part of the global DB Schenker network, one of the world’s leading logistics services providers and subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, opened on Monday in Bucharest, the headquarters of an accounting center for transports by rail, road and sea in Europe. The value of the investment has not been made public.
The company will hire 160 people this year to keep accounts for eight European countries, romania-actualitati.ro informs.
In two years, with about 600 employees, the new center will take over the accounting activity in 35 countries.
“What we all have to learn from German companies is the respect for property, respect for work and mutual respect. We urge everyone to carefully learn as fast the rules, the procedures, the rigor with which the German people is working,” Transportation Minister Ioan Rus said attending the event.
For this center, German investors have rented a space in the Hermes Business Campus, located in Pipera area and currently has 2,000 square meters, then it will be expanded to 6,000 square meters.
Along with Romanian Transportation Minister, the event was also attended by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG. On this occasion, the latter stated that DB AG is not interested in participating in the privatization of CFR Marfa (Freight), the company being focused on organic growth, not acquisitions, Mediafax informs.
Grube said that any purchases depend on market opportunities and the group is well positioned in Romania and take-overs are not required at this time. Prime Minister Victor Ponta recently announced that the Ministry of Transport wants to launch the consultant selection process to resume the privatization of CFR Marfa.
Deutsche Bahn is present in Romania by two companies Schenker Romtrans and DB Schenker Rail Romania, with a total turnover of about EUR 150 million in 2013. The two companies controlled by DB Schenker subsidiary, providing transport services by road, rail, sea and air, storage and port operators.