German DIY chain Hornbach opened its ninth store in Romania today, 28 September 2022. The location is the Black Sea metropolitan city of Constanta and has a sales area of 20 000 m². This includes around 6 600 m² for a drive-in as well as the 5 000 m² garden centre including aquatics and pet supplies. The store stocks around 60 000 articles, while a total of around 75 000 articles can be ordered via the Romanian online shop hornbach.ro According to the company, it has invested more than 32 million euros.
"Romania is now one of the countries in which we are growing most strongly," said Erich Harsch, Chairman of the Board of Management of Hornbach Baumarkt AG, in a welcoming address to the prelaunch press conference. Following Oradea in 2020 and Cluj-Napoca in 2021, Constanta is the third location Hornbach has opened in Romania since the early 1920s. Further openings are planned.