FAURECIA INAUGURATES IN ROMANIA THE GROUP’S MOST ADVANCED PLANT FOR SEAT COVERS

Râmnicu Vâlcea, Județ de Vâlcea, Roumanie, Sep 20, 2016,  by Faurecia

In 2016, 280,000 cars will be equipped with high quality seat covers produced by Faurecia in Râmnicu Vâlcea

 

Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive equipment suppliers, inaugurated today its most advanced plant for automotive seat covers, in presence of Costin Borc, Vice Prime Minister of Romania, and its global top management and employees.

 

With a total surface of 12,000 square meters, the plant has an ergonomic production area, equipped with modern ventilation system and a canteen that can service 2,000 employees daily.

 

Using leading-edge cut-and-sew technologies, 1,200 employees currently produce high quality textile and leather covers for some of the world’s largest automakers, including Peugeot, Renault, and other Volkswagen Group brands. The fabrics used for more than 500 types of covers are mainly provided by local suppliers (75%). In 2016, 280,000 cars will be equipped with upholsteries manufactured in Râmnicu Vâlcea.

 

“Thanks to our successful experience in Romania, Faurecia decided to invest EUR 12 million in the most modern seat cover plant of the group, located in Râmnicu Vâlcea. The investment generated over 700 new jobs. Our objectives for the next period are to increase our production capacity in order to deliver over 280,000 covers this year, and to recruit some 600 new employees by 2017”, stated Hagen Wiesner, Executive Vice President, Faurecia Automotive Seating.

 

Among the facilities offered by the company to employees are those dedicated to professional development. Every new employee goes through an extensive 4-week training program which allows them to gain the necessary skills, in line with the Faurecia Excellence System, within a short period of time.

 

“Given the importance of our employees’ contribution to the growth of Faurecia Romania, we are committed to offering them the best working conditions and specifically tailored qualification programs. At this moment, our resources are directed towards attracting and training new employees to ensure a sustainable long-term workforce to secure our future growth”, stated Mircea Bucur, General Manager for Tălmaciu and Vâlcea, Faurecia Automotive Seating.

 

The new Faurecia plant in Râmnicu Vâlcea joins the other successful projects of the company from Tălmaciu (Automotive Seating, covers), Craiova (Emissions Control Technologies), Pitești (Interior Systems). In total, Faurecia employs 3,000 people in its four Romanian plants, generating total sales of EUR 203 million in 2015 and EUR 119 million in the first half of 2016.

Faurecia is one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers with global leadership positions in three activities: Automotive Seating, Interior Systems and Emissions Control Technologies. Its strong technology offer provides automakers with solutions for the cockpit of the future and sustainable mobility. In 2015, the Group posted total sales of €20.7 billion and employed 103,000 people in 34 countries at 330 sites and 30 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market. For more information, visit www.faurecia.com

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