Swedish–American Autoliv, the largest automotive-safety parts company in the world, chose Onesti City (Bacau County – eastern Romania) to open a factory of seat belts and steering wheels, zf.ro informs, quoting Nicolae Gnatiuc, Mayor of Onesti.
This is one of the few investments of an automotive components manufacturer in Moldova region.
Stockholm- based Autoliv is the eighth largest exporter in the local economy, with five factories in Transilvania and Banat.
“We have managed to attract Autoliv in our region, because we were open to help them with what they needed and we have provided what they asked us. Moreover, there was also a way of luck,” Nicolae Gnatiuc said.
This year’s February, the Romanian Ambassador to Sweden, Iulian Buga has met Mats Wallin, vice president and Thomas Jönsson, vice president of Autoliv at company’s headquarter.
They talked about Autoliv’s operation in Romania and its plans for future development. Autoliv employs over 9200 staff in Romania where it also operates one of its three Regional Centers (the other two being located in China and Mexico).
Autoliv officials stressed its confidence in Romania’s potential for economic growth and its decision to further develop its operations in Romania.