EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Ford Romania

Ford Romania

Geographic Location

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


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 4400
Group: Ford

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-01-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 18-01-2019
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2019
Planned Job Creation: 1500

Additional Information

Ford Romania, a subsidiary of the multinational car manufacturer Ford Motor, has announced plans to create 1,500 positions by the end of 2019. The new employees will be working at the production facility in Craiova, where the company’s new SUV model called Puma will be produced. The recruiting is part of a €200 million investment in the Craiova facility. As of February 2019, the company employs 4,400 people in Romania.

Previous restructurings took place in 2017 (1,700 jobs created) and 2015 (490 jobs lost).