Kommersant’s interlocutor did not reveal the details of the contract and did not clarify its amount. The company itself refused to comment on this issue, and the Ministry of Defense did not respond to journalists’ questions.
In 2011-2012, the RBE group has already supplied the Russian Army Catering, showering and laundry services. In 2012, the company received approximately 30 billion rubles (1.3 billion PLN at the current exchange rate) from military orders. However, a year later, the Kremlin has not renegotiated the contract. Orders went to the group Concord Belonging to Prigozhin, RBE was forced to lay off 32,000 employees.
Then the company focused on cooperation with Russian RailwaysAnd delivering meals to passengers of the Sapsan and Lastushka trains. RBE’s clients also include more than 100 companies, including large companies such as Transmashkholding, UMMC and Mostotryst, owned by Arkady Rotenberg, one of the billionaires closest to President Vladimir Putin. Forbes magazine estimated his wealth at about $3.5 billion. (15 billion Polish zlotys).
New contract, new employees, new headquarters
The main owner of RBE Group is Andrei Shokin. By 2018, 50 percent of the company was owned by Seman Boarnakin, the business partner of Igor, Rotenberg’s eldest son, who is also a billionaire.
To fulfill contracts with the Ministry of Defense, RBE has already begun Increase the number of employeesA source told Kommersant newspaper, including the management staff. Employee development was required by the company Rent a new office.
According to three real estate sources, RBE has leased 4,500 square metres. Square meters in the Imperial House business center in the center of Moscow. The company will pay between 250 and 280 million rubles (10 to 12 million Polish zlotys) per year to rent this space, said Ksenia Charkevych, director of the real estate department at the ILM office.
RBE’s current production facilities and personnel may not be sufficient to meet these needs needs of the Ministry of Defense – says a source from the supply market. Therefore, the company will have to Negotiating the use of Concord’s facilities and hiring its employees – said Elena Perepelitsa, CEO of RestCon.
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