Business expansion
Vest; Arad;
Location of affected unit(s)
Arad (Vest Region)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 April 2005
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2006
Foreseen end date


The Porta company (Arad, Vest region) has just begun production after investment of more than €8 million. The company is part of the Polish group Porta, one of the largest manufacturers of doors in Europe. The Romanian factory takes up to 11,000 square meters in the industrial area of Arad, but already owns the land to expand up to 33,000 square meters.

For its first year of activity, Porta targets a minimum 35% market share in Romania (a turnover of €5 million) but a part of the output will go to Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine and Russia.

The facility has a production capacity of 100,000 doors per month. It currently employs around 100 people, but given its plans of expansion and an additional investment of more than €24 million, employees’ number will rise up to 300, starting from 2006.

The management stated that Porta has begun to export part of its production and is already the largest manufacturer of its kind in Romania.


  • 20 April 2005: Ziarul Financiar
  • 21 April 2005: Ziarul Financiar
  • 20 April 2005: Economistul


Eurofound (2005), Porta, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 61446, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61446.