Rus News Journal

Is not present IKEA

Start TRTS “ Mega - IKEA “ in Samara till the end of this month will not take place. The Swedish company expected to obtain the permit to building input in operation by May, 10th, however it has not occurred. In the government of the Samara region declare that IKEA and has not executed the list of requirements which the parties have co-ordinated one month ago. If the situation is not resolved in the near future, in June can be dismissed more than 200 employees of retail division IKEA in Samara. Experts do not exclude that the Swedish company realises this threat as a pressure element.
opening of a trading complex “ Mega - IKEA “ in Samara, planned on the middle of May, 2009, it is again postponed. We will remind, in the middle of April the assistant to general director IKEA in Russia Thomas Halberg has informed „“ that the companies “ have offered the schedule of the works necessary for reception of all documents, including the permission to building input in operation by May, 10th “ (See in number from April, 17th more in detail. - „“). “ provided that any new points in this list will not appear (as it already repeatedly happened), management IKEA considers that opening can take place even before the specified term “ - Thomas Halberg confirmed. Plans of opening of a trading platform to the middle of May also were confirmed with large tenants TRTS. And the source „“ in the government specified that at all working meetings date appears on May, 15th as opening date.

however yesterday in the government of the Samara region „“ have informed that for a month the company has not fulfilled almost any requirement, and also till now has not given examination of the Samara project. By data on the beginning of April, 2009 at IKEA there was no building licence and the conclusions of the State inspection of building supervision about conformity of the constructed object of the design documentation, given out on the basis of the positive conclusion of State examination in building on the design documentation. And without these documents it is impossible to obtain the permit to object input in operation. “ new requirements IKEA have not added “ - have declared in a press - government service, having specified that “ when documents will arrive, corresponding departments are ready to consider them within a month though procedure is longer, especially at such volume of the documentation “. In IKEA do not make comments on the schedule and volume of performance of the shown requirements.

yesterday Thomas Halberg has declared that “ date of opening of shopping centre MEGA and shop IKEA in Samara is not appointed yet. We sincerely hope for the prompt decision of this question as in connection with the situation which has developed in Samara the board of directors of group of companies IKEA across Russia calls into question possibility of continuation of investment program IKEA in Russia “. “ the Next working meeting in the government of the Samara region has been appointed to May, 12th, but at the initiative of regional administration is postponed “ - the assistant to general director IKEA in Russia has specified.

building of a hypermarket by the area of 130 thousand in sq. m has begun in August, 2006 after IΚΕΐ has got the certificate on the state registration of the driver`s licence to the ground area adjoining to state farm “ the Red Plowman “ on the Moscow highway in Krasnoglinsky area of Samara. It was preceded by unsuccessful attempts to receive a site in Volzhsk area area behind the Southern bridge, and also in settlement the Range. Some dates of opening TRTS - November, 2007, August 2008, February, 2009 were announced. Among M.Video`s tenants, Auchan, Leroy Merlin, and also earlier the world chain store systems of clothes Zara not presented in region, Marks and Spencer. In total more than 150 shops. The volume of investments into the Samara project has made almost 8 mlrd roubles at the initial estimate in 4 mlrd roubles. we Will remind, hardly more than month back general director IKEA in Russia Per Kaufman has declared that the company does not have possibility to keep 245 workplaces of employees of centre IKEA in Samara, and at general meeting of employees of the Samara shop they were informed that retail division IKEA in region can be liquidated by June, 16th. Yesterday these plans in the company did not make comments. By data „“, the next meeting with employees TRTS is planned for May, 18th.

yesterday representatives of the companies - tenants extremely frostily made comments on the next carrying over of date of opening. “ One month ago dates sounded, however now our inquiries do not answer. We in full uncertainty “ - has told yesterday a press - secretary GK “ the Children`s world “ Alexander Barhatov. In M.Video`s company have informed that there are arrangements on which IKEA undertakes to compensate costs, in particular expenses for object service, however when the trading platform will be opened - in the company do not know.

the chief of department of research of market UK “ Moll Management “ (a network mollov “ Park the House “) Dmitry Baranov does not trust in a project frost, but does not exclude that the promise will dismiss the personnel Samara IKEA is executed. “ at the given stage will not protect employees as all of them equally earn nothing. And promises to reduce more than 200 persons, and actual dismissals can be good means of pressure for the provincial government “ - the expert has underlined. According to mister Baranova, “ for preparation of a building for operation, including all soglasovatelno - the allowing moments, it is necessary not less half a year “.