OBI opens second store in Romania

OBI, a leading European DIY retailer, opened its second store in Romania, Wednesday, Nov. 26, in the city of Bucharest. The store stands at approximately 36,000 sq. ft.

The opening comes 12 months after Wermelskirchen, Germany-based OBI entered the Romanian market. “Our objective is to become the number one player whole of the Romanian DIY Market as market leadership is our target in each country in which OBI operates,” said Carlos Hach,  the OBI Romania head of expansion.

The store will open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 27, and will operate daily from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store will feature a variety of DIY products decoration and home improvement items.

Speaking to the media at the store’s official opening ceremony in Gunter Grieb, OBI Romania chief operating officer, noted, “A deep knowledge of the local market and OBI’s international vision will support us in achieving a leading position in the local DIY market.” OBI is the fifth largest DIY retailer in the world, operating 525 stores and employing more than 38,000 people.

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