>>>The Japanese company will have in Romania almost 1,000 employees in two factories
By Andra Beltz
The Japanese company Calsonic Kansei is expanding its business from Romania investing 30 million euros in an electronic component factory, in Ploiesti, where it will create approx. 300 new jobs.
The final decision was taken as a result of discussions held by the Romanian Business Minister Ilan Laufer with Calsonic Kansei on the occasion of the September visit to Japan and was communicated through an official letter from Hiroyuki Horii, the Operations Manager for Romania.
"I welcome the decision of the Japanese company, which proves the trust in Romania, that the decisions and strategies for the expansion of investments in Romania have been fruitful and I hope that this project will be a success, which will bring added value both locally and nationally "said Minister Laufer.
This is the first concrete outcome of the visit to Asia from 16 to 22 September, during which Minister Ilan Laufer and Teiji Teramoto, Head of Global Business Mizuho Bank signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Business, Trade and Entrepreneurship and Mizuho Bank on collaborating to stimulate and support through Mizuho Bank bilateral investment and promote the economic expansion of Romanian and Japanese companies. Thus, Mizuho Bank will bring new Japanese investments to Romania, while financially supporting some of them.
At present, in Ploieşti, where they are present since 2006, the Japanese produce radiators for cooling systems, intercoolers, heaters and air conditioning systems, with 630 employees.
Calsonic Kansei is one of the world's leading automotive components suppliers (Renault-Nissan, Audi, Volkswagen, Daimler, Peugeot, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Mazda).
Calsonic Kansei has more than 80 manufacturing plants for electronic systems, interior components, intake and exhaust systems and automotive thermal systems. In Europe, the company has factories in the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Russia and Romania.