METRO-NOM, the IT unit of METRO, opens its third location in Romania. Following Bucharest and Brasov, METRO-NOM now also drives the digital transformation from its offices in Cluj-Napoca. In this city, which is also known as the “Silicon Valley of Romania”, METRO-NOM moves into the new and modern office building “The Cube Office”. A co-working space allows for collaborative work in a start-up atmosphere, the “Software Development Factory” in addition gives employees the opportunity to work on innovations in teams during business hours while being released from their professional duties. In a café operated to this effect, employees and external guests from the local IT community are invited to share their ideas. In this context also meet-ups and other formats are planned.
“Romania is a strong location for METRO-NOM. Almost half of our IT staff work there. Here, we appear under the brand METRO SYSTEMS. With the opening of the new hub in Cluj-Napoca, we would like to present ourselves as an employer in a city with a strong IT- and start-up community and attract new talents to our company,” says Timo Salzsieder, CIO of METRO AG and CEO of METRO-NOM.
“As METRO SYSTEMS, we are already known as an attractive employer in the tech sector in Romania. As a popular employer brand, our new approaches, the modern working environment and the networking of the industry give us a unique selling proposition in the Romanian job market. And now also in Cluj,” says Jürgen Boekholt, CEO of METRO SYSTEMS. “For our new office at the tech city of Cluj we are looking for product owners, software developers and UI/UX designers who would like to work on exciting IT solutions and are looking for international challenges – because that is precisely what we are offering to our colleagues.” says Boekholt.
In both Germany and Romania, METRO-NOM is developing digital solutions for the omnichannel business, e-commerce and global IT demands of the METRO Cash & Carry stores. Although the international business models of METRO differ from one country to the other, they are all supported, harmonised and serviced with IT solutions from METRO-NOM. Since May 2018 the IT entity of METRO has been operating under the new name of METRO-NOM and was reorganised. Now all employees from the IT function in Germany and Romania are regrouped under the umbrella of METRO-NOM. With the restructuring of the IT function, METRO underscores its claim of being an international tech player in the wholesale and food industry.
METRO-NOM GmbH is the tech unit of METRO, a leading international wholesale and food specialist company. METRO-NOM provides customized IT services and IT solutions for all METRO countries worldwide. About 2,000 team members are located in Germany and our international locations, offering a wide range of capabilities, such as consulting on business processes, development, implementation and support of business solutions, operating data centers and networks as well as supervision of the IT equipment.
METRO is a leading international specialist in wholesale and food retail. The company operates in 35 countries and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. In financial year 2016/17, METRO generated sales of around €37 billion. The company provides custom solutions to meet the regional and international needs of its wholesale and retail customers. With its sales brands METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry and Real as well as delivery services and digitalisation initiatives METRO sets the standards for tomorrow: for customer focus, digital solutions and sustainable business models.