Delphi Packard factory in Moldova Noua, Caras-Severin County is going to be closed at the end of March due to “constraints caused by the limited workforce available in the region”, as a press release informs.
Almost 700 people will remain jobless.
”We will take all the necessary steps together with the parties involved to minimize the negative impact and to seek solutions that will help the employees affected by this measure. (…) At the same time, we encourage the employees to apply for vacancies in our factories in Sannicolau Mare, Ineu and Engineering Centers in Arad, by offering employment offers,” the release reads.
On the other hand, Moldova Noua mayor Adrian Torma says he is trying to find another big investor, quoted by Mediafax.
”We are willing to offer facilities to a potential investor who will come to Moldova Noua and it will surely come. The existing infrastructure is functional and we also have the skilled workforce in the automotive area,” Adrian Torma said. He will present the situation to Prime Minister and Minister of Economy.
Delphi Packard Romania, the subsidiary of Delphi Packard, was established in 1996.
Moldova Noua factory was opened in 2013, registering revenues of RON 377.9 million and a net profit of RON 4.9 million in 2016.
Delphi ‘s plants in Sannicolau Mare, Moldova Noua and Ineu produce electrical, electronic distribution systems and its plant in Iasi produces diesel engine management systems. Delphi Packard Romania SRL has three plants: two electrical/electronic architecture plants located in Sannicolau Mare and Ineu, and one diesel plant in Iasi. The products manufactured by Delphi plants in Sannicolau Mare and Ineu are for the customers throughout Europe: wiring harnesses for automotive bodies, interiors, and doors as well as small harnesses.