- The future single site of groupe renault romania in bucharest is a management project
- Renault bucharest connected shall contribute to the improvement of the staff’s working conditions and to the company’s global efficiency
Monday, August 28th, the works for the future headquarters building of Groupe Renault Romania in Bucharest - Renault Bucharest Connected (RBC) – have begun. The symbolic moment of breaking the ground was marked by Yves Caracatzanis, Managing Director Groupe Renault Romania, Cécile de Guillebon, Global Alliance Facility Director, Dimitris Raptis, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Globalworth, and by Gabriel Mutu, Mayor District 6 Bucharest.
“Today is an important moment in the life of Groupe Renault Romania since we are talking about the future. RBC is more than a real estate project, it is a management project that contributes to the improvement of our staff’s working conditions and to our efficiency. It also meets our employees’ expectations. In Mioveni, the two plants and the logistics hub have been modernized from a manufacturing point of view, in Titu there is the testing center, inaugurated in 2010. For the activities in Bucharest, there will be Renault Bucharest Connected. 3,000 workstations on a single site. Our Bucharest teams, currently split on several sites, will be able to better work together. And, more precisely for the purpose of team work, our colleagues will enjoy friendly collaborative spaces. The offices will be built and organized to meet modern standards, access to training and information in rooms equipped to cater will be provided, as well as to a showroom so that they can discover the vehicles for which they work. Thus, they will contribute to the company’s global performance. This approach is incorporated in the Group’s strategy”, stated Yves Caracatzanis.
“Moving all the Bucharest teams of Groupe Renault Romania on a single site is the biggest leasing transaction on the office real estate market in Romania and the first investment that Globalworth does in the Western part of Bucharest. I am thrilled that we have managed to conclude this transaction. Out of several reasons. First, it consolidates our position as leader on the market of office buildings in Romania. Then, Groupe Renault will become our biggest lessee and it is an honor for us to host the biggest and most influential corporation in Romania. Last, but not least, it confirms our strategy of investing in premium buildings, with high standards of quality, energetically efficient and with a low footprint on the environment”, Dimitris Raptis added.
The future headquarters building, RBC, shall be developed by Elgan Offices SRL, a company equally owned by Globalworth and Elgan Group (represented by Simon Roth). It will be located on 3G Preciziei street, close to the means of public transit (metro, bus), but also to the highway to other Groupe Renault Romania sites: the Technical Center Titu and the Mioveni plants, thus facilitating employees’ mobility to and from the workplace. The RBC site, ground floor + 7 floors, shall be built on a 47,000 m2 area (40,000 m2 first building, and 7,000 m2 – the second building), and will belong to the class A category of buildings. They will follow the high standards that this category of building implies. RBC shall be equipped with a showroom for the Groupe Renault Cars, a 1,000-car capacity parking lot, a 350-seat auditorium (for both in house and external events), restaurant, doctor’s practice, IT infrastructure.
Given all the standard development phases for such a project, its conclusion deadline is 2019. It is for the first time since the arrival of Groupe Renault in Romania that the company brings together all its Bucharest teams and activities (design, engineering, business services, sales and support functions), on a single site.
Groupe Renault Romania
Car manufacturer since 1898, the Groupe Renault is present in 127 countries and in 2016 it sold approximately 3.2 million cars. In order to meet the great technology challenges of the future and to continue its profitable growth, the group draws on its international development. Groupe Renault Romania is the only company which incorporates all activities specific for a car manufacturer, something which has generated high economic performance and a wide range of job offers in different fields: market studies, design, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain, sales, business services and financing. Last year, the turnover figure for Groupe Renault Romania went beyond the threshold of 5 bn. euros. At the core of the Global Access range (the range to which the Dacia models manufactured in Mioveni belong), the Groupe is leader on the local market with the Dacia and Renault brands. The 16,700 employees of the Groupe Renault Romania innovate with respect to products and best practices and are recognized for their professionalism.
Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd.
Globalworth is an investment real estate company operating in Central and South-East Europe, mainly focused on the Romanian market. The company is managed by approximately 70 professionals, and its portfolio comprises high quality real estate investments in Romania, with an estimated value – on March 31st 2017 – of 983.3 million euros.