The history of Kaufland began when Joseph Schwarz entered the Südfrüchte Großhandlung Lidl & Co. at Heilbronn as a shareholder in 1930, which was then renamed Lidl & Schwarz KG. In subsequent years it was the aim of the company to expand its range and become a food wholesale.
Today Kaufland is a hypermarket chain, part of the Schwarz Gruppe which also owns Lidl and Handelshof. It opened its first store in 1984 in Neckarsulm and quickly expanded to become a leader in what was formerly West Germany. The chain operates in over 1,000 stores in Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and starting this year even Australia.
Its huge portfolio offers endless options for development including in the vast world of IT.
What are the most important things for us in Kaufland Service? They are three actually – the stable market, the best technological solutions and structured methodologies. We are one of the biggest SAP users in the whole world, working in full synergy with our German colleagues aiming to deliver meaningful results to our internal clients.
We support the huge Schwarz group with IT development solutions in the areas of Mobile, ABAP, UI5, Java, SharePoint and BI. We have very strong Infrastructure administration with teams working in the areas of SAP Basis, Database Administration, Integration Technologies, Backup & Recovery and Hadoop while at the same time our Application Support teams are ever growing. We have two wonderful offices in the outer center of Sofia and number more than a 100 people.