Continental invested 1 billion euro in its 15 years in Romania


by T&T

Continental invested 1 billion euro in its 15 years in Romania

Continental continues its Romanian success story and will create more than 1000 jobs this year. “We are focusing on developing our team of highly qualified and motivated engineers“, declared  Dr. Christian von Albrichsfeld, manager of Continental Romania. “In the past 15 years, the German company invested more than 1 billion euro in Romania. The result of this effort is remarkable: we sought the professional and personal development of our employees and now we have an extraordinary team of 15,000 colleagues. We wanted to work with latest generation equipment and in modern buildings designed for production and engineering centres – and now we have them all. And we will continue at the same pace, with pride and confidence“.

Continental has engineering centres in Timișoara, Sibiu, Iași and Brașov and production units in Brșov, Sibiu, Timișoara, Nadab and Carei. Of its 15,000 employees, nearly 8,000 work in the factories and enginnering centre of Timi[oara, nearly 3,000 in the factory and engineering centre of Sibiu, more than 2,000 in Carei and more than 2,000 in Iași, Nadab and Bra[ov.

“Our 4,500 engineers develop software solutions and innovative applications for passenger safety, NoX reduction, well-being and comfort during car travelling. The tires made in Romania are fitted on a wide range of cars, while the Romanian-made ContiTech products are included in the transmission and ventilation and air conditioning system. Our products are top quality and we are proud of the three Q1 distinctions awarded by Ford in 2014 to the three Timișoara factories“, said Dr. Christian von Albrichsfeld, manager of Continental Romania.

“The Continental staff increased steadily since our beginnings in Romania. This trend will be maintained in 2015, when we will hire another 1,000 persons. The open positions are available to young university graduates and people with experience in the automotive field, who we would like to hire in the engineering centres and Romanian factories. We are also targeting the positions open in production facilities, with an important role for graduates of the dual vocational school which we are supporting at local level“, added the national manager for Human Resources, Anica Stoica.

She emphasized the importance of the education system which Continental initiated together with other German companies in Romania: “the dual vocational school, based on the theoretical study of a trade and internships at companies, is supported by our locations of Timișoara, Brașov, Carei and Sibiu.“.