EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Leroy Merlin Romania

Leroy Merlin Romania

Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Location of affected unit(s): Bucharest and other locations


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.52 - Retail sale of hardware, paints and glass in specialised stores
Number Employed: 1300
Group: Leroy Merlin

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-11-2015
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 30-06-2016
Planned Job Creation: 600

Additional Information

French retailer Leroy Merlin will complete the rebranding process of the bauMax stores in mid-2016, reaching a network of 16 stores by the end of next year. The company will hire another 600 people for the new units. It currently has some 1,300 employees. The long-term plan is to operate between 20 and 25 units in the local market.