ArvinMeritor has announced the start of production at a new Light Vehicle Systems facility in Salonta, Romania. The new plant, which occupies about 5,400 square meters of manufacturing space, will supply window regulators, cables, latches and actuators directly to Dacia, the largest vehicle manufacturer in Romania and part of the Renault Nissan group.
“This new facility in Salonta represents a significant further investment by ArvinMeritor in Central Europe, and is in line with our targets on driving manufacturing in leading cost-competitive countries wherever viable,” says Aziz Aghili, vice president and general manager of the company’s Body Systems group. “By locating our production directly in Romania, we can minimize our operating costs, be exceptionally responsive to our local customer and create over 100 new jobs in the area.”
ArvinMeritor began producing components and systems in Central and Eastern Europe in 1992 with the opening of a door systems operation in Liberec, Czech Republic. The company’s Romania facility represents the sixth operation to be established in this region.