Business expansion
Sud-Est; Galati;
Location of affected unit(s)
Galati county, South-East region
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.19 - Other retail sale in non-specialised stores

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 April 2007
Employment effect (start)
13 April 2007
Foreseen end date


On 25 November 2005, the network of do-it-yourself shops Praktiker owned by the German group Metro, opened the third outlet in Craiova (Dolj county, Sud-Vest region), the result of an investment totalling EUR 7 million. The store has 120 employees and is the tenth of this kind in Romania.

On 13 April 2007, Praktiker Romania begins its expansion plan for 2007, opening the 17th store in Romania, located in Galati. The investment in the new store, with 100 employees, totalises approximately EUR 10 million.

Including the new project, Praktiker investments in Romania reached nearly EUR 150 million. In present the company employs over 2,000 persons. In 2006, the company reported a turnover of EUR 153.6 million, with 53.6% more than in 2005.


  • 22 November 2005: Ziarul Financiar
  • 16 April 2007: Economistul
  • : (www.bursa.ro)


Eurofound (2007), Praktiker, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 62682, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62682.