A dynamic association. Association of Automotive Manufacturers of Romania

Clusters and associations

by Asociatia Constructorilor de Automobile din Romania (Acarom)

A dynamic association. Association of Automotive Manufacturers of Romania

The Association of Automotive Manufacturers of Romania - ACAROM is a professional body of companies involved in the automotive industry, associated in order to represent the interests of the automotive sector. ACAROM, a non-profit organization, has 144 members and was set up in 1996 pursuant to Law 21/1924. Currently, ACAROM operates pursuant to Law 356/2001 and Emergency Ordinance 26/2000. ACAROM is a member of the CL of ACEA – European Automobile Manufacturers' Association. What the member companies have in common is that they design, manufacture and sell motor vehicles, materials, parts, modules, vehicle parts or provide related services and equipments for the manufacturing and maintenance of motor vehicles. The ACAROM President is Dr. Eng. Constantin STROE, Vicepresident Dacia & Renault Technologie Roumanie.

The ACAROM priorities and programmes are the following:

1.Sustainable development of the sector in Romania

  • Attraction of new direct foreign investments, including in the automotive-related CDI sector
  • Modernization of products and technologies of the Romanian automotive companies
  • Consolidation and expansion of internal value chains of automotive assembly, component and service providers

2 Improving the general operational framework of ACAROM member companies

  • Continuation of efforts to give due consideration to the automotive sector in the framework of the national strategies for competitiveness, export and research and development
  • Concerted efforts with Dacia, Ford and APIA to restrict the trading with counterfeit automotive parts.
  • Prioritization of state aid to automotive companies. In the new European financial period; easier access to European funds.
  • Curtailing the import of second-hand vehicles.
  • Involvement in the preparation of European regulations in the automotive field.
  • Promotion of reasonable automotive taxation and protection of the internal market against counterfeit automotive parts.

3.Promotion of direct exports of automotive parts and external cooperation

  • Participation of ACAROM members to international automotive parts fairs and foreign economic missions in the automotive field.
  • Promotion of international cooperation in the manufacturing of automotive parts.

  • ACAROM Member at Automechanika Frankfurt 2014


4.Development of CDI in the automotive parts sector

  • Support of all investments in the automotive CDI,
  • Alignment of university curricula with the actual needs of automotive parts manufacturers
  • Establishment of mutually beneficial contacts with companies, clusters, competitiveness poles or external CDI entities.

  • Constantin Stroe (right), ACAROM President at Foreign Investors Summit 2014
5.Human resources for the future – suited for the needs of the automotive industry
  • Adaptation of master and doctoral degrees to the current realities of the automotive industry.
  • Update of the vocational and technical education
  • Professional training according to specialties needed in the automotive industry.

The product range covered by ACAROM members consists in:

  • Moto vehicles; light commercial vehicles
  • Cast, forged, rolled semi-fabricates
  • Gearboxes, transmission parts
  • Engines, mechanical parts for engines
  • Suspension, steering, braking parts
  • Engine electrics
  • Bodywork parts and equipments
  • Lighting and signalling devices
  • Bodywork electric equipments
  • Fuel supply and cooling parts
  • Automotive parts of plastic and composite materials
  • Automotive parts of rubber
  • Prototyping
  • Moulds, dies, tools, devices, robots, machine tools, repairs, industrial software
  • Interior trims

  • ACAROM Member at Automechanika Frankfurt 2014
The technologies covered by the ACAROM members consist in:
  • Surface coatings
  • Mechanical assemblies
  • Auto bodywork assembly
  • Brazing
  • CNC curving
  • Laser cutting
  • Cold extrusion
  • Plastic profiles extrusion
  • Manufacturing of yarns and textile fabrics
  • Manufacturing of paints, putties, sound proofing
  • Manufacturing of moulds
  • Manufacturing of steel rims
  • Manufacturing of SDVs
  • Manufacturing of non-woven textiles
  • Manufacturing and processing of window glass
  • Personnel training, research, technical expertise, consulting
  • Forging
  • Hydroforming
  • Plastic injection
  • Semi-fabricates
  • Motor vehicle assembly
  • Rubber processing
  • Splintering processing
  • CAD design, tests, consulting
  • Process and technology design
  • Industrial robots
  • Sintering
  • Foaming
  • Die stamping, die forging, deep drawing
  • Welding, soldering
  • Plastic blowing
  • Thermoforming
  • Heat treatment
  • Aluminium casting
  • Cast iron casting
  • Lead casting
  • Painting
  • Repairs, restorations. 

  • ACAROM Member at Automechanika Frankfurt 2014