CRAOIVA, ROMANIA (Aug. 24, 1:15 p.m. ET) — U.S. auto parts manufacturer Johnson Controls Inc. will employ 185 people at a new factory to be built in Craiova.
The factory will be part of the Ford Romania platform, a JCI spokesperson told UTI on Aug. 23.
Work has already commenced on the plant and it is due to open May 28. The company will make seats, benches and covers for Ford.
The company spokesperson did not disclose details of investment made.
JCI currently has three production units in Romania, in the cities of Mioveni, Pitesti and Ploiesti, where the U.S. company, which is based in Glendale, Wis., and has an automotive business in Plymouth, Mich., makes seats, benches and covers. The company's Romanian operations were established in 2002.