Japanese group invests EUR 30 mln in new factory in Romania

Japanese group Calsonic Kansei, a supplier for large car companies, will invest EUR 30 million in a new plant in Ploiesti, Southern Romania, which will employ 300 people.

The new factory, which manufactures electronic components, will be built near Calsonic’s current production center. The group is preparing the transfer of production capacities from Asia to Romania.

Calsonic made the final decision following talks with business environment minister Ilan Laufer. The minister made a visit to Japan in September.

The Japanese group opened its first factory in Ploiesti in 2006. It produces radiators for cooling systems, intercoolers, heaters and air conditioning systems, with 630 employees.

Calsonic Kansei is one of the world’s leading automotive components suppliers. Its customers include Renault-Nissan, Audi, Volkswagen, Daimler, Peugeot, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Mazda.

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