CRAOIVA, Romania (Aug. 24, 2011)—U.S. auto parts manufacturer Johnson Controls said it will employ 185 people at a new factory to be built in Craiova, Romania.
The factory will be part of the Ford Romania platform, a Johnson Controls' spokesperson said.
Work has already commenced on the plant and it is set to open May 28, 2012. The company will make seats, benches and covers for Ford.
The company spokesperson did not disclose details of investment made.
Johnson Controls has three production units in Romania, in the cities of Mioveni, Pitesti and Ploiesti, where the U.S. company makes chairs, benches and covers. The company's Romanian operations were established in 2002.