French stationery supplies producer BIC inaugurated a new shared services centre in Bulgarian capital Sofia, in which it intends to hire 230 employees by the end of 2021, it said.
BIC also plans to invest over 10.5 million euro ($12.4 million) in Bulgaria by the end of next year.
With the opening of the new centre BIC has established a new unit - BIC Services Sofia, to consolidate the French company's administrative tasks and activities in the field of finance, accounting, transactions, supply and other corporate functions across Europe, the company said.
BIC did not disclose the value of its investment in the new service centre.
Earlier this month, the Bulgarian economy ministry said that the investment in the project amounted to some 2.0 million levs ($1.2 million/1.0 million euro).
The shared services centre is part of BIC's global business transformation plan for 2020, aimed at increasing efficiency and creating a structure of sustainable growth maintenance.
"BIC Services Sofia will manage activities ranging from logistics to human resources, as well as financial processes, customer relations and supply to Societe Bic," Georgi Menev, executive director at BIC Services Sofia, said in the statement.
At present, the Sofia-based centre provides services to the markets of France, Italy, Germany, Benelux, Portugal and Spain. It plans to expand its operations towards Romania, Ukraine and Russia as well as a number of African countries where BIC is present.
BIC, based in Clichy, France, produces stationery, lighters and shavers, which it sells in more than 160 countries worldwide.
Comments are closed.
March 2023 February 2023 January 2023 December 2022 November 2022 August 2022 July 2022 May 2022 February 2022 January 2022 December 2021 October 2021 August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 February 2021 January 2021 December 2020 November 2020 October 2020 August 2020 July 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 January 2020 December 2019 October 2019 September 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 March 2019 December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 March 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017
11th annual CEE Business Services Awards
Build it or Buy It?: Outsourcing in Poland and Central Eastern Europe
BSC Directors VIP WineTastings, June-September 2023
BSC Charity Beach Volleyball Tournaments - June and August 2023