The headquarters of the Accounting Centre for Europe of one of the biggest European railway companies, Deutsche Bahn, was inaugurated on Monday in Bucharest. On this occasion, Deutsche Bahn CEO Rudiger Grube pointed out: “We are a very large company, at this moment there is no need for supplementary acquisitions. We are currently focusing on organic growth.”
Grube stated that the possible acquisitions depend on the opportunities on the market, adding that the group is well positioned in Romania and takeovers are not necessary at this moment. Grube attended the inauguration of Deutsche Bahn’s Accounting Centre for Europe, located within the Hermes Business Campus in Bucharest’s Pipera neighbourhood. The rented surface currently totals 2,000 square meters and will expand to 6,000 square meters. In the first stage approximately 160 persons will work in this centre by the end of this year, and the number of employees will climb to 600 persons by the end of 2018.
The accounting activities of all Deutsche Bahn locations outside Germany, namely in 35 other countries, will be managed from this centre. The event was also attended by the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who was on an official visit to Romania, and by Romanian Transport Minister Ioan Rus.
Deutsche Bahn is present in Romania through Schenker Romtrans and DB Schenker Rail Romania, companies that had a turnover of approximately EUR 150 M in 2013. The two companies, controlled through the DB Schenker subsidiary, offer road, rail, sea and air transport services, port storage and operations services.