The company invested more than EUR 130 million in 2015. A total of 1500 new jobs were created by Continental Romania in 2015.
“We have invested last year more than €130 millions in our Romanian operations. This amount was spent on state of the art equipment, new facilities and software. Nearly 5000 engineers develop products and software for future mobility. Our engineering team deals with automated driving, interconnec ted car applications and efficient fuel consumption. The Romanian AUTOSAR team develops software platforms for major custo mers worldwide” said Dr. Christian von Albrichsfeld, Continental’s Country Head in Romania. “A large range of cars are equipped with Romanian produced tires and ContiTech products such as transmission belts and ventilation and air conditioning pipes. Quality is our highest priority and we are proud of the awards received in the last two years from Ford Romania and Automobile Dacia “, von Albrichsfeld explained. Continental has research and development centres in Timisoara, Sibiu, Iasi and Brasov and production units in Brasov, Sibiu, Timisoara, N`dab and Carei.
“16.500 people are part of the Continental Romania team. We welcomed last year 1500 new team members and this reflects the positive business performance. This year we have open positions targeting young professional and experienced engineers from automotive area, who we want to hire in our R&D and plants in Romania. We continue to get on board fresh professional education graduates, who are hired in the manufacturing areas. Assuming the market develops accordingly we expect a growth of over 1000 employees for this year “, added the Human Relations Country Manager, Anica Stoica.
Continental in Romania
In 1999-2015, Continental invested EUR 1,130 million in its Romanian activities. All the 5 Continental divisions are repre- sented in Romania. Continental owns seven production units and four research and development centres in Timisoara, Sibiu, Carei, N`dab, Brasov and Iasi. Continental is partners with a joint-venture in Slatina and owns a tire distribution centre in Bucharest. At the end of 2015, Continental had approximately 16,500 employees, and will increase its Romanian teams by more than 1000 new members in 2016.