Business expansion
Sud-Est; Braila;
Location of affected unit(s)
Braila (Sud-Est)
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Manufacture Of Furniture
31 - Manufacture of furniture

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


Merona, a holding based in Switzerland, will complete a €40 million investment in a furniture factory to be developed in Braila (Sud-Est region), Romania in 2005. The current investment was implemented through PAL Braila, in which Merona owns the majority of shares.

The factory will start with a capacity of 600 furniture suites per day in 2005 and will initially hire around 200 people. The capacity will later increase to around 1,000 suites a day.

The PAL Braila furniture factory will produce all kinds of modular-type of furniture, from kitchens to office and shop furniture. The facility will include a factory for applying melamine to particle boards, a thermoelectric plant and will also be complemented with a loudspeaker department, to become operational in the second half of 2005. The entire investment might go up to €100 million, with the bulk of the output intended to be exported in the European Union.


  • 20 April 2005: Ziarul Financiar


Eurofound (2005), PAL Braila, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 61447, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61447.