Porsche aims to reach 25 employees at its design center in Cluj-Napoca by year-end

Newsroom 17/03/2016 | 13:05

German sports-car maker Porsche has opened an engineering center in the university-town of Cluj-Napoca, aiming to tap into the engineering talent pool present here.

The company said that many IT companies have their HQ in this city, which also boasts a lively start-up scene.

“The workforce at the Romanian location is slated to increase to 25 employees by the end of the year,” said Dirk Lappe, technical director of Porsche Engineering, in a statement.

“For this, we need first-class software engineers such as those we can find in Cluj,” added the director.

The engineering center in Cluj will part of Porsche’s wider network which includes facilities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy and China.

At present, Porsche has 14 job openings in Cluj-Napoca, for specialists in the IT and R&D departments.

Porsche Engineering Group GmbH, Weissach, provides services for car manufacturers, the automotive parts industry and other sectors.

The engineers work on a wide array of projects – from the conception of individual components and the design of complex modules to the planning and implementation of complete developments, including production start-up management. The firm also provides in Italy extensive facilities for testing and conducting trials.

Porsche owns a controlling stake in German carmaker Volkswagen.

Ovidiu Posirca

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