PM Tariceanu: Industrial park could open in Craiova for investment of Ford suppliers
Representatives of 40 companies out of Romania, suppliers of parts and components for Ford, are paying a visit to Romania, to discuss with the management of the US company a future cooperation for the plant in Craiova.
He added that Ford will benefit in Romania from the same state aid like Renault, with the legislation in Romania compatible with that in the EU.
The head of Executive said that by the presence of Renault and Ford in Romania, the car building industry will become “the spine” of the Romanian industry, Romania will become in 2012, the biggest car maker in Central and Eastern Europe.
In 2012, the plant in Craiova will make 2 models of cars Ford – Transit Connect, whose production will start in 2009, as well as a new model, which will be manufactured only in Craiova, and which will not be the new Fiesta.
Ford Europe is in charge of the production, sale and servicing of the Ford cars in 51 markets, including Russia and Turkey. The first Ford cars were sent to Europe in 1903, the year when Ford Motor Co. was set up. Ford Europe currently employs some 73,000 people.
Ford officials and representatives of 40 supply companies were to pay on Sept. 3 a working visit to the plant in Craiova.