‘I am convinced that the quality of management and the solidarity of the Romanian workers will allow Ford Romania to become a successful company,’ said Traian Basescu.
The head of the state wanted to answer the politicians who, on electoral campaign, had some remarks targeting the Romanian workers and conveyed them that they should make the best of the Romanian workers, following the successful example of the other car maker in Romania.’
‘It is about a good partnership between management and workers.
I wish you have the same extraordinary partnership with the workers as the other car manufacturer has in Romania,’ said Traian Basescu to Ford representatives.
Basescu assured the American producer of the Romanian state’s full support in turning the investment into ” another success story of the Romanian automobile.”
Moreover, the head of state thanked the Tariceanu government for its flexibility in carrying out negotiations and its ability to meet the investor’s exigencies and needs, that eventually lead to signing the contract.
„I am sure that Romania takes a step forward with Ford Romania, with Ford Craiova,” Basescu explained.
Ford Romania launched on Tuesday its first car produced at the factory in Craiova (in southern Romania), the Transit Connect commercial vehicle.
In 2010 a new model will be released, most probably B-Max, that replaces Fusion.
In 2011 or 2012, Ford will start producing a medium class commercial vehicle, that might be Transit, though company officials have not given any details.