NRI was founded in Tokyo in 1965 and the international company has been specialising in system solutions and consulting services, including management consulting, system integration, and IT management and solutions for the financial, manufacturing, retail and service industries ever since. With its more than 16.000 employees and annual sales above $4.9 billion, it is a major player that is now establishing itself in Denmark. Søren Risager-Hansen, CEO, KLP Ejendomme, says:
“We are pleased that NRI has now chosen to settle in our property in Ørestad. This shows very clearly that Copenhagen is competitive and, not least, that Greater Copenhagen as a metropolitan region is interesting for global companies. We are specifically aiming for this segment in the area, so we are very pleased to be able to offer the right framework for such a technology-heavy company. They had specific needs for specific capacities, e.g. in relation to the design of power supply, air change and cooling, ducting, and specific interior design needs, which we were able to offer in a modern and newly constructed office building with a nice view of Amager.”
“We have had a good and flexible cooperation with EDC International Poul Erik Bech, who quickly and skillfully created a dialogue with us and the customer. They have been good at relating the customer’s needs, thoughts, and ideas. This has been especially important when you consider the cultural differences that must also be taken into account in such collaborations. In addition, NRI has been very specific about its needs, which resulted in a seamless collaboration across the board. We have only positive things to say about the collaboration, which has been professional throughout. We look forward to having NRI as a future tenant, and we will try to help the families who are now moving to Denmark as best we can,” says Søren Risager-Hansen.
Top-class facilities in Ørestad
In Ørestad, NRI will be moving into a multi-user office building with, among other things, food court, tenant lounge, and various meeting and conference facilities including informal meeting niches. In addition, it is an attractive location close to public transport, the motorway system, and school, making it easy for the new tenants to settle in. Tomoharu Ono, Engineer at NRI and NRI representative in Denmark, says:
“The building is brand new and all the facilities are state-of-the-art, so we are looking forward to moving in. We expect to place 2-3 employees at the office in Ørestad to begin with. In the long term, we expect to accommodate 20-30 employees who will be arriving gradually once we have settled in. The time of occupation depends on when network equipment etc. is in place, and we expect to move in sometime in August,” he says.
“We have had a good working relationship with KLP, who have satisfied all our wishes and needs in their offices. They’ve been sophisticated in the way they have treated us, and it’s been an efficient and professional process throughout.”
Collaboration breeds success
Due to a large increase in the number of international clients, Denmark’s largest chain of estate agents, EDC Poul Erik Bech, set up an independent department just under two years ago that services international investors and businesses as well as Danish enterprises that have established or want to establish themselves abroad. EDC International executes many assignments in collaboration with one of the world’s largest real estate agencies, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
Helle Nielsen Ziersen, Head of EDC International Poul Erik Bech, says: “We are pleased that in close cooperation with JLL we have been able to find the right offices for NRI for their Scandinavian journey. The cooperation with NRI and KLP has been sublime and clearly shows how the parties through close collaboration find a good and quick solution. We are very pleased to be able to assist yet another international company in accessing the Scandinavian market and settling in Denmark.”
“For almost two years, we have had a close and good collaboration with JLL on a number of international assignments where we also pass on assignments and Danish clients to JLL. Local knowledge is important, and we can see from the cases with JLL that we benefit significantly from the close collaboration.”