Business expansion
Bucuresti; Bucuresti;
Location of affected unit(s)
BcureÅŸti (BucureÅŸti region)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 June 2005
Employment effect (start)
17 June 2005
Foreseen end date


On 16 June 2005, the American company Hewlett Packard opened an international business centre in Bucharest (Bucharest region), in which it plans to invest €10 million by 2008. Some 100 employees work in the new location, providing services such as contract administration, financial control of projects, call-centre-type technical assistance for company departments and partners across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. ‘Romania was not exactly the cheapest location for this particular kind of centre but we do not focus on costs only’, declared the managers of the company. The main reasons for choosing Romania were the geographical and cultural proximity of Romania to the Western Europe, the high educational level of the people and the current fiscal system.’ The company has simultaneously initiated a search for other locations in Romania to extend its business. ‘From experience, I would say that the number of employees triples year after year so the current location for 150 employees will fill up pretty quickly’, declared the company representative. Hewlett Packard estimates a two-digits growth of its turnover in Romania in 2005.



Eurofound (2005), Hewlett-Packard, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 61847, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61847.