An OB shop burned down in Khimki

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An OB shop burned down in Khimki
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AK&M 09 December 2022 11:26

An OB shop burned down in Khimki. On the company's website, he disappeared from the map.

According to the IC of the Russian Federation, the investigative bodies of the GSU of the IC of Russia in the Moscow region have opened a criminal case (Article 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - the performance of works or the provision of services that do not meet safety requirements). Investigators will have to establish the causes that led to the fire, a number of examinations will be appointed.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, the fire was localized at 08:25 on an area of 7 thousand square meters. m. Extinguishing was complicated by the structural features of the building, a large combustible load. Due to the collapse of the roof and the instantaneous access of oxygen, the formation of strong convective flows occurred. As a result, the fire spread rapidly over a large area.

The OBI network has been operating in Russia since 2003. At the beginning of 2022, it included 27 hypermarkets, which employed about 4.9 thousand employees. In March, the company announced the suspension of operations in Russia and the sale of the business to a local investor. The Russian stores of the chain resumed operation in late April – early May 2022.

Since October 15, 2022, the owner of five enterprises, of which the Russian business of the German OBI mainly consisted, became LLC Boksitogorsky Timber Processing Plant, registered with an authorized capital of 10 thousand rubles in March 2022.

Prior to that, since August 5, 2022, they were owned by entrepreneur Josef Liokumovich, to whom OBI GmbH sold its business in Russia for 600 rubles. A Forbes source stated that y.Liokumovich did not sell the Russian business of OBI to anyone, in his opinion, what is happening is an attempt of a raider takeover.

On July 27, German OBI GmbH signed an agreement with a group of Russian investors to sell them six legal entities of the Russian DIY store chain OBI, Vedomosti newspaper wrote, citing its sources.