Porsche will open a Research and Development Centre in Timisoara, western Romania, with 200 jobs to be created, the mayor of Timisoara, Dominic Fritz announced on Facebook.
“After Dräxlmaier had announced yesterday that our city will be the first in Romania where batteries for electric cars would be assembled, today Porsche Engineering announced that it had chosen Timisoara to open a research and development centre, where 200 specialists in soft development and testing will be working for various projects in the automotive sector”, said Dominic Fritz.
The mayor of Timisoara also revealed that the Porsche experts will collaborate with the professors of the Polytechnic University and from the West University in the city.
According to Fritz, this collaboration will contribute to “the development of the research in the e-mobility field in Timisoara”, adding that there are talks with other local big investors as well.
The R&D centre project has also been confirmed by the German group through Dirk Lappe, Chief Technology Officer la Porsche Engineering, who argued that Porsche Engineering’s technological activities have been so far “a success story”. “The constant rise of high-qualified software specialists in Cluj-Napoca motivated us to consider the expansion with a second location in Romania. Due to the high-tech environment both in the academic and business environments, Timisoara was the obvious choice”, Lappe said, as quoted by economedia.ro.