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ContiTech closing Romanian induction systems production plant

ContiTech AG is closing down its induction systems manufacturing facility in Nadab and transferring its operations to its location in Carei, northwestern Romania, the company has announced.


The move was prompted by a ‘steady decline’ of volumes for air induction systems and cooling/heating systems due to the automotive industry’s shift towards electric vehicles, ContiTech said in a 20 May statement.


The transfer, it said, will be carried out ‘gradually’ until mid-2022, and will impact more than 300 employees.


Affected employees will be offered the option to relocate from Nădab to Carei, while a small part of them will be relocated to the company’s Timișoara location.


“We are looking for new innovative solutions that allow us new collaboration opportunities,” said Bogdan Ureniuc, general manager of the production units in Nădab and Carei.


The consolidation of the sites, he noted, will allow ConiTech to maintain “our most modern and competitive strengths, to achieve a profitable growth and to strengthen our position in the car hose production sector.”


According to Ureniuc, ContiTech’s general objective for 2022 is to further develop through “consolidating and increasing the activity of the Carei factory as the main location of rubber and assembly operations of car hoses.”


At the same time, the Timisoara location will play an important role in the manufacturing and assembling the air conditioning pipes.


The Nadab factory manufactures 13 million units per year of curved, straight and convoluted air induction hoses for passenger cars, hybrid vehicles and commercial vehicles. 


The Carei production unit makes 27 million units per year of rubber heating/cooling hoses as well as air induction hoses for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.


The activities of other Continental locations in Romania will not be affected by the decision.