JTI Romania officially inaugurated, on Tuesday, its new head office in Bucharest, at 9-9A, Dimitrie Pompei Boulevard. Located next to the factory, the 5,000 square meter building is on four levels, housing over 200 employees, from the total of around 1,000 working in its manufacturing facility and in sales offices across the country. It has 14 meeting rooms, nine coffee areas and four smoking lounges.
The process of renovation and extension, which involved two architects and five local contractors, started in April 2013 and was completed in May 2014, on schedule. The extended building now allows all HQ staff to be located under the same roof without the need for additional rented space. During the renovation process, the employees were relocated.
‘This is a great achievement when you consider the complexity of the project,’ said in a press conference Charlie Cunningham-Reid, General Manager JTI Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria. ‘It wasn’t a new build but the renovation and extension of a working building. His Excellency Mr. Keiji Yamamoto, the Japanese Ambassador to Romania, Mr. Nicolae Ontanu, the City Hall Mayor of District 2, Bucharest and Jorge da Motta, Regional Central Europe President JTI, attended the official inauguration ceremony.
“Each success by a Japanese company in Romania is another step forward in strengthening economic relations between our two countries,” said His Excellency Mr. Keiji Yamamoto, the Japanese Ambassador to Romania. “The Embassy has had an excellent relationship with JTI Romania for a long time, and we are grateful for the company’s continuous support in promoting Japanese culture in Romania,” said the Ambassador.
JTI makes a significant contribution to the state budget, being in top ten the most important tax payers in Romania