The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Automotive industry in Romania continues its development in 2012

  • The production of auto vehicles in Romania in 2011 registered 335,232 units, out of which 310,243 passenger cars and 24,989 commercial vehicles.
  • The production of vehicles over 18t GVW in Romania recorded an increase by 16.4% in 2011 compared to 2010.
  • Ford Romania estimates that it will produce 60,000 B-Max auto vehicles in 2012 and 100,000 – 150,000 auto vehicles in 2013.
  •  The Romanian producer of auto spare parts and components UAMT Oradea recorded a turnover of some 20 million EUR in 2011, up by approx. 47% compared to 2010.
  • The Romanian producer of automotive batteries Rombat recorded a turnover of 52 million EUR in the first nine months of 2011, up by 19.8% compared to the same period in 2010. In the first nine months of 2011, the company produced over 1.5 million batteries.
  • Johnson Controls has nine production units in Romania and an annual business of over 200 million EUR.
  • The sales of auto vehicles in Romania in 2011 recorded 110,668 units, out of which 94,624 passenger cars, 15,193 commercial vehicles and 851 buses.
  • The sales of commercial vehicles in Romania registered an increase of 22.2% in 2011 compared to 2010.
  •  In January 2012, Johnson Controls opened a production facility of automotive chairs in Craiova, following investments estimated at some ten million EUR.
  • In 2011, Johnson Controls acquired the auto division of the Romanian manufacturer of polyurethane foam for the automotive industry Spumotim. The transaction includes the company’s headquarters and plant in Timisoara, as well as its plant in Pitesti.
  • In November 2011, Delphi Automotive finalised an investment of over 155 million EUR in its plant in Miroslava, Iasi county. 
  • International Automotive Components Group (IAC Group) announced at the beginning of 2011 investments of 58 million EUR to build a new greenfield manufacturing facility in Bals. The state-of-the-art facility will produce instrument panels, door panels, headliners and various other interior trim components to support the Ford’s production in Romania.
  • The German Group Röchling invests over nine million EUR in a plant of plastic automotive components in Pitesti.
  • The German producer of auto components Continental invests 35 million EUR in Sibiu in order to increase its production facilities.
  • The German automotive components producer Bosch will invest 77 million EUR in a production facility in Jucu, Cluj county.
  • The German Group Draxlmaier plans to invest 30 million EUR, during the period 2012 – 2013, in order to expand the production of automotive electrical wiring in its plant in Satu Mare. The investment will create some 1,000 jobs. So far, the German Group has invested in Romania some 200 million EUR.
  • Honeywell intends to build in Ploiesti a brake pad plant, fully equipped with the Hot Press latest technology.

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