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In the past financial year the Otto Group generated online turnover of over 6 billion euros worldwide according to initial forecasts, some 400 million more than in the previous year. Through its ‘Mobil First’ initiative the retail and services group intends to benefit from the growing trend towards smartphones and tablets and to generate half of its online traffic via these mobile terminals by 2016.
Dr Timm Homann, Member of the Executive Board, Multichannel Retail Otto Group, is to leave the globally active retail and services group at his own wish to take up a new professional challenge.
Christmastime is parceltime. Customers buying presents from Otto Group companies can order with a good environmental conscience: in the current financial year the Group’s logistics-services provider Hermes has once again reduced CO2 emissions per Otto Group delivery by some 1.6 per cent compared to the previous year − a total reduction of around 5,800 tonnes. The Group thus continues to make successful progress in CO2 emissions reduction, as this represents a notable reduction of 21.1 per cent compared to the 2011/12 financial year.
Ahmet Erten is appointed as new General Manager of Limango Turkey. Together with Umur Özkal, General Manager of OGLI, he is responsible for the activities of the Otto Group in Turkey. Gulfem Toygar, founder and the CEO of Limango Turkey, arabulvar and OGLI, decided to follow a different carrier opportunity.
After the board of directors of the 3SI group has accepted the offer of the Otto Group, to completely takeover the BtoC e-commerce and the service activities, a new organisation will take effect on 1st January 2014. Denis Terrien will become Chairman of the new 3SI Holding SAS. Paul Nijhof is announced as the CEO of the BtoC activities.
Axel Springer AG is engaging in Project A Ventures with 30 million euros. The company specializes in funding and establishing start-ups in the fields of internet, mobile and online advertising technologies. Project A Ventures was founded in January 2012 by its managing directors Florian Heinemann, Uwe Horstmann, Thies Sander and Christian Weiss in cooperation with the Otto Group. The Otto Group remains the leading investor with 50 million euros of committed capital.
The Otto Group can completely take over the BtoC e-commerce and the service activities of the French Groupe 3SI. The employees of the companies concerned agreed to the offer, so that the Board of Directors of the French e-commerce and services group gave green light for the takeover bid. The new organization will take effect on 1 January 2014.
In just seven years, the Otto Group has developed from being a newcomer to the market leader in the Russian distance retail. To maintain this strong position the worldwide-operating trade and services group plans to invest in addition 50 million euros in Russia. The focus is mainly in the development of logistics services. About 700 new jobs will thus be created.
Die Otto Group hat die Zertifizierung ihres betrieblichen Gesundheitsmanagements aktiv.net nach dem Regelwerk ISO 9001:2008 erfolgreich bestanden. Der Qualitätsnachweis gilt für die Umsetzung von Dienstleistungen in den Bereichen Arbeitssicherheit, Arbeitsmedizin, Sozialberatung und Gesundheitsförderung. Die Otto Group ist damit der erste deutsche Handelskonzern, dessen betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement nach der weltweit anerkannten Norm zertifiziert wurde.
The Otto Group aims to fully acquire the BtoC e-commerce and services activities of 3SI Group and has therefore submitted a take-over bid. The objective is to further support the new step of BtoC development through a simplified shareholder structure and to lead them into a successful future as e-driven companies.