Conti Increases Production at Romania Plant
Continental intends to boost production capacity at its Timisoara plant in Romania by around 8 per cent, to over 13.5 million tyres per annum. Capacity in 2006 stood at 12.5 million units, and the German tyremaker will utilise a 15 million euro investment budget to bring about the planned increase.
During the past seven years 50 million tyres have been produced at the Timisoara facility, with production capacity on average increasing by a million tyres per year. “Less than seven years after production started in Timisoara, in the wake of over 170 million-euro investments, we now produce up to 40,000 tyres a day,” stated Martin Kleinbrod, general manager of Continental Automotive Products.
Continental opened its new Timisoara facility, the manufacturer’s most modern in Europe, in 2000, and since that time the company has opened three tyre and automotive component factories in western Romania.