EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Region: Dolj; Sud-Vest
Location of affected unit(s): Craiova


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 3900
Group: Ford

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-07-2007
Type of Restructuring: Merger/Acquisition
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2011
Planned Job Creation: 5100

Additional Information

Motor manufacturer Ford are to create 5100 jobs in Romania after acquiring the former Daewoo plant in Craiova. In taking over the plant, Ford has committed itself to making a direct investment of 675 million EUR in the site and also creating the new jobs by the end of 2011. Ford also says that the plant will produce 300,000 vehicles and 300,000 engines by the end of 2011. John Fleming, Ford’s Chairman and Chief Executive in Europe, stated that investment in the plant will reach 1 billion EUR by 2012. Ford’s new site will mark the entry of a second major carmaker into Romania, after Renault acquired the Dacia plant in Pitesti. It is also hoped that Ford’s investment will contribute to the development of the Craiova area.