Continental, which currently employs 3,800 is planning to hire 1,000 engineers for its Sibiu R&D centre.
In the upcoming years, a new building for research and development will be built in Sibiu, consisting of offices and laboratories with an area of approximately 12,000 square meters.
In Romania, Continental owns seven production units and four research and development centers in Timisoara, Sibiu, Carei, Nadab, Brasov and Iasi. Continental is a partner of a joint venture in Slatina and has a tire distribution centre in Bucharest.
Continental, which employs 18,200 employees, will hire around 1,500 new staff for its Romanian locations. At a global level, Continental had a turnover of EUR 40.5 billion in 2016 and currently has over 227,000 employees in 56 countries.