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EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: The fascinating story of Romania’s ‘other’ automaker

25 Jun 2008 | Mark Bursa

Ford’s recently acquired Romanian plant has a tale to tell – only 25 years old, it’s changed hands five times already. And its original concept – a low-cost source point for small European cars – is commonplace today. But in the 1970s, this was a radical plan, writes Mark Bursa

EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Sandero drives Dacia growth as East European tastes shift westward

18 Jun 2008 | Mark Bursa

The view that Eastern Europe demands three-box sedans is changing, believes Dacia chairman Christian Esteve. New, younger buyers in the region are taking their tastes from the west. Mark Bursa reports.

EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: How Dacia survived – and prospered

12 Jun 2008 | Mark Bursa

Mark Bursa looks back on how Dacia survived the post-Ceaucescu years and uncovers a story of resilience and determination that resonates strongly as the company goes global.

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Ford starts European production of EcoSport SUV

12 Oct 2017 | Dave Leggett

Production of the revised and facelifted Ford EcoSport SUV has begun at Ford's Craiova, Romania, plant.

Novares opens first Romanian production plant

25 Sep 2017 | Simon Warburton

Novares has opened its first Romanian plant near Pitesti, producing automotive components using plastic injection techniques, days after rebranding from Mecaplast-Key.

GF Automotive acquires Eucasting Ro die casting

25 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

GF Automotive has acquired Eucasting Ro, a high pressure aluminium die casting specialist with two production sites in Romania.

Renault Dacia Romania plant back up and running

16 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The Dacia plant in Mioveni restarted production after dealing with the effects of last weekend's WannaCry cyber attack, the automaker said.

Romania 'cash for bangers' and EV/hybrid subsidies start this week

15 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Romania’ Cash for Bangers program, known locally as Rabla Clasic, as well as the Rabla Plus version for electric and hybrid cars, will start on 18 May for both individuals and companies, the environment minister Gratiela Gavrilescu said.

Ford Romania adds hires ahead of EcoSport SOP

6 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

Ford Romania has confirmed that it has started the process of recruiting 976 people to support production of the new EcoSport small sports utility vehicle which is due to start later this year (October according to just-auto/QUBE/PLDB).

Gestamp acquires Romania factory

1 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Spanish supplier Gestamp has started business in Romania by acquiring a majority stake in a local company which owns a plant supplying Renault-Nissan's subsidiary Dacia.

Renault Romania unit receives EU funding

10 Oct 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Renault Technologie Roumanie, a Romanian subsidiary of Renault, has received EU funds in Romania to develop virtual reality systems and to test physical components in the simulated virtual environment, according to a local media report.

Pirelli announces further investment in Romania

4 Oct 2016 | Dave Leggett

Pirelli is celebrating ten years of its industrial presence in Romania and announcing further investment of around EUR200m (US$224.7m) through 2021 at the Slatina production hub, underlining its strategic importance to the group’s activities.

Chinese-German-Romanian JV bringing more trim production to Romania

27 Sep 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Chinese automotive company Ningbo HuaXiang Electronic and Hib Rolem Trim, a German-Romanian automotive producer, have signed an agreement to develop a US$30m factory in Brasov, Romania.

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