Automotive Sector in Romania Newsletter - August 2010
Automotive Sector in Romania Newsletter – August 2010
In this issue:
- Auto vehicles production increased by 24.7% in first seven months of 2010
- Trelleborg estimates turnover growth of approx. 43% in 2010
- Landmark Management considering revival of Aro brand
- Johnson Controls to invest ten million EUR
- KSS opens new plant
- Compa recorded turnover increase of 71.5% in H1 2010
- Delphi to relocate production to Romania
- Rombat to invest 15 million EUR
- UAMT recorded turnover growth of 35% in H1 2010
- Preh Automotive to hire over 150 persons
- Three Ford centres launched in six months
- Dacia sales increased by approx. 11% in H1 2010
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Auto vehicles production increased by 24.7% Landmark Management considering
in first seven months of 2010 revival of Aro brand
According to the Association of the Automobile Landmark Management, a company
Producers and Importers (APIA), the auto vehicles controlled by Mr. Nicolae Ratiu who took
production in Romania recorded 219,656 units in over in 2007 the manufacturing licenses and
the first seven months of 2010, this representing the Aro Campulung industrial platform,
an increase by 24.7% compared to the similar takes into consideration the revival of the
period of the previous year. The three auto Aro off-road vehicle brand in the next 6 - 12
vehicles producers in Romania are: Automobile months.
Dacia (owned by Renault), Ford and Roman
Brasov. The company takes into account the
manufacturing of the components for the
Out of the auto vehicles production in the first models that are already existent on the
seven months of this year, 204,472 were passenger market. At present, over 35,000 Aro vehicles
cars, 15,169 were commercial vehicles under 3.5t are registered in Romania.
GVW and 15 were commercial vehicles over 18t
GVW. At the same time, various producers of auto
vehicles expressed their interest to
Out of the total auto vehicles production in the manufacture, in the Campulung plant, off-
first seven months of 2010, 194,523 auto vehicles road vehicles similar to Aro. According to
were exported, this representing some 89% from Landmark Management’s representatives, the
the production. company is currently involved in various
talks and negotiations.
Aro is one of the most powerful Romanian
Trelleborg estimates turnover growth of brands and its production stopped in 2003.
approx. 43% in 2010 The first Aro vehicle was produced in 1957.
The Aro Campulung industrial platform has
Trelleborg Automotive Romania, part of the a surface of 49 ha and includes a main
Swedish Group Trelleborg, estimates for 2010 production hall and secondary units.
a turnover of 35 million EUR, up by some
43% compared to the previous year.
Johnson Controls to invest ten million
Trelleborg entered the Romanian market in EUR in Craiova
2007 through the opening of a plant in Dej
(Cluj county). The plant has 210 employees Johnson Controls will launch a production
and produces engines, systems of chassis unit within the Ford plant in Craiova,
assembling, anti-vibration systems, car body following investments of over ten million
parts etc. EUR.
At present, some 70% from the company’s The company has already started the
production is exported. For the next period, recruitment process for this plant, which will
the company intends to increase its production start the production in 2012 and will have
capacity by some 10% as a result of the new some 160 employees.
contracts forecasted for 2011.
At present, Johnson Controls owns
Trelleborg invested in its plant in Dej over ten production capacities in Romania with over
million EUR. The company’s main clients are 2,000 employees. The company entered the
BMW, VW, Ford, Nissan, PSA, Automobile Romanian market in 2004.
Dacia and Renault.
KSS opens new plant Delphi to relocate production to Romania
The US producer Key Safety Systems (KSS) In May 2011, Delphi Pakard will close its plant
finalised the construction of its fourth plant in in the Czech Republic and will relocate the
Romania, located in the Arad – Curtici Free production of cables to the plants located in
Zone. Romania and Poland.
The plant will produce safety systems for the On the Romanian market, the company is
automotive industry. This unit represents the present through two companies: Delphi Pakard
biggest KSS plant in Romania and covers Romania, which operates two plants of cables in
12,000 sqm. Sannicolau Mare (Timis county) and Ineu (Arad
county) and Delphi Diesel Romania, which
The production in the new plant will start by produces pumps and injectors for diesel engines
the end of 2010. The plant will have an in the plant in Miroslava (Iasi county).
estimated number of 450 employees in 2011.
The unit in the Timis county was opened in 1997
KSS opened its first plant on the domestic and the unit in the Arad county was opened in
market in 1999. 2004.
Compa recorded turnover increase of Delphi currently has a total number of some
71.5% in H1 2010 7,000 employees in Romania.
The producer of auto components Compa
Sibiu recorded a turnover of 44 million EUR
in the first semester of 2010, this
representing a growth of 71.5% compared to Rombat to invest 15 million EUR
the similar period of the previous year. The
net profit registered by the company in the The local producer of batteries Rombat Bistrita
first six months of 2010 was of 131,000 will invest 15 million EUR in the expansion of
EUR. the production capacities and in the production
of accumulators for mini-hybrid auto vehicles.
In the first half of 2010, Compa hired some
290 persons in order to face the growing The production of the batteries for mini-hybrid
number of orders, coming mainly from its auto vehicles will start in 2012.
foreign partners, Delphi and Bosch. At
present, the exports represent some 90% in At present, the company’s main clients are the
the company’s turnover. Renault plants in the Eastern Europe and the
PSA plant in Slovenia.
Compa is listed on the Bucharest Stock
Exchange. The company is controlled by the The company intends to become a supplier of
Employees’ Association (54.6%). batteries for the Ford plant in Craiova during the
In 2009, Rombat exported 1.2 million auto
batteries, this representing 60% from its
The company recorded a turnover of some 50.7
million EUR in 2009.
UAMT recorded turnover growth of 35% Preh Automotive to hire over 150 persons
in H1 2010
Preh Automotive will hire over 150 persons
The producer of auto spare parts and in its plant in Ghimbav (Brasov county),
accessories UAMT Oradea recorded a following the expansion of the unit’s
turnover of 5.5 million EUR in the first production capacity.
semester of 2010, this representing an
increase of 35% compared to the similar The plant was launched at the beginning of
period of the previous year. Also, the 2009 and has at present 140 employees.
company registered a net profit of 32,000
EUR in the first semester of 2010. For 2010, the company estimates a turnover
of 18 million EUR, this representing a triple
UAMT is listed on the Bucharest Stock level compared to 2009.
Exchange. The company’s shareholders are:
the Employees’ Association (56.13%), The company’s main clients are Volkswagen,
FICAMT company (10.64%), others. Audi and Daimler.
Three Ford centres launched in six months
In the last six months, three Ford centres were launched in Romania. The third one was opened
in August 2010 by PlusAuto in Craiova, following an investment of 1.5 million EUR. The centre
has 30 employees. PlusAuto recorded a sales increase of some 4% in the first seven months of
2010 compared to the similar period of the previous year, reaching over 250 auto vehicles. For
2010, the company targets total sales of over 500 auto vehicles, up by 10% compared to 2009.
At present, the Ford network on the local market includes 43 auto centres, controlled by some 23
The Ford sales on the domestic market recorded a continuous growth during the first six months
of 2010. The evolution of the sales is presented below.
Evolution of Ford sales in Romania in H1 2010
January February March April May June
Dacia sales increased by approx. 11% in H1 2010
In the first six months of 2010, Automobile Dacia sold 181,286 auto vehicles, up by some 11%
compared to the similar period of the previous year. This increase is mainly based on the
demand from the Western European markets, where Dacia sold 123,000 units in the first half of
2010, this representing almost 70% from the company’s production in this period.
The evolution of the Dacia sales in the first semester, during the period 2005 – 2010, is
Dacia sales in H1, during 2005 - 2010
H1 2005 H1 2006 H1 2007 H1 2008 H1 2009 H1 2010
Source: Ziarul Financiar newspaper
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