It will house up to 1,000 employees of the Global Business Share Center, who will serve all the processes of the giant internet platform. Odessa is a European city, which attracts good conditions for both business and leisure activities.
The honor of cutting the red ribbon together with the management of the company and the deputy mayor fell to the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany, Anke Feldhuizen, who came specially for this purpose from Kyiv.
According to the diplomat, today's Ukraine is in dire need of investment, especially during a pandemic.
"You are one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe, you have four thousand employees. By opening an office here and moving your company to Ukraine, you have become one of the biggest employers in Odesa. Investing is not an easy thing to do, but Ukraine needs investment. We know that the company plans to increase investment, to build a modern hotel and marina. So you can count on us to make you feel at home in Odessa. Our chamber of commerce will be with you in all your investment projects," said Anka Feldhusen.
In turn, the head of the German-Ukrainian chamber of commerce, Oleksandr Markus, noted that the opening of the AUTODOC office is a good signal for other German businessmen. "Thanks to AUTODOC we can show other investors that it is possible and necessary to do business in Ukraine," said Oleksandr.
In a fairly short period of time, the online store has become Europe's largest automotive parts search platform analogous to Amazon for car enthusiasts. The company's catalog includes 3,7 mln spare parts for cars and trucks. The central office is in Berlin.
In 2020 more than 50 mln car items worth €840 mln were bought through the web portal.