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Continental invested six million Euro in a new research and development center at Brasov

Continental AG, the leading German automotive manufacturing, inaugurated on Tuesday a new center for research and development (R&D) in Romania at Brasov, following six million Euro worth investment, a press release informed recently.

2016-10-10 15:07:17

"Continental has invested in a new engineering center because we develop software and innovative products in Romania for the automotive industry. We have 5,000 engineers in Romania which develop products and software for a more efficient mobility. This means responsibility transferred to Romania in the R&D teams here. Our engineers are working for the autonomous car, they develop interconnectivity apps in automotive industry, as well as energy efficiency and consumption apps. We need specialists in this field in all locations in Romania and we find these people in Brasov," Christian von Albrichsfeld General Manager of Continental Romania said.

The works on the new space lasted a year. 60 engineers will work in the coming years in the new location in Brasov.

"The activity of our colleagues in this new location is dedicated to Fuel & Exhaust Management unit. Here they will develop projects for testing and validating products, as well as R&D activities," Joachim Zirbs, freshly appointed director of Continental Brasov unit.

The production unit in Brasov, which began operations in 2010, is one of the seven Continental factories in Romania. The plant focuses on technologies for fuel delivery, as well as electric fuel supply units or fuel pumps.

During 1999-2015, the German automotive manufacturer invested EUR 1.13 billion in activities in Romania. All 5 Continental divisions are represented in Romania. Continental has 7 production plants and four research and development centres in Timisoara, Carei, Nadab, Brasov and Iasi.


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