Located on a pre-existing industrial site in Iasi in the north east of Romania, Delphi Corp. will open a new diesel engine management system (EMS) components plant, the company said July 23.
When all of the expansion plans for the new building, machinery and equipment are completed, Delphi said it could employ 1000 people. As a dedicated diesel site, the Iasi plant would produce high-precision diesel fuel injection components, mainly pumps and injectors for common rail systems and will serve various customers around the world.
"We have recently won a large number of new programs and new customers, especially for diesel engine management systems that are Euro V compatible and we need to support our customers who are rapidly expanding in Central and Eastern Europe. We require additional plant capacity to support our continued growth," said Jose Avila, general manager for Delphi Diesel Systems.
Recruitment to fill jobs at the initial facility has already started. According to Michel Stanciu, director of manufacturing strategy & engineering for Delphi Diesel Systems, workers at the plant will receive important training. "Iasi has a deep pool of well-qualified employees from which we will select," said Stanciu. "To augment those talents, each new employee will go through an extensive training program." Stanciu, a native Romanian, was integral in bringing the plant to Romania and expects mutual benefits to be realized by the company and the country through the localization of the plant. "We look forward to a continued strong partnership with government officials, economic develop agencies and local educational institutions to finalize our long-range investment and capacity expansion plans," said Stanciu.
Delphi operates 13 sites dedicated to the diesel engine management system and has a presence in Brazil, Korea, India, Turkey, Mexico, France, Spain and the UK.