Business expansion
Centru; Brasov;
Location of affected unit(s)
Brasov (Centru region)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

3,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 May 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 November 2007


Ina Schaeffler, a German company specialised in the production of ball bearings and components for the automotive industry, has reached the halfway stage of its investment in Brasov (Centru region). The total investment is expected to reach around €180 million.

‘We’ve completed the building for the company’s second production unit and we can now start working on the production lines. So far, we have invested €90 million’, said the chief of operations from Ina Schaeffler in Romania.

The total area of the project is expected to exceed 50,000 square meters and at full capacity it will have more than 3,000 employees.

The project began mid-2003 and is scheduled for completion in the autumn of 2007.

Production will focus on linear technical components for the machine tool industry and gears and engine parts for the car industry. The group decided not to produce ball bearings in Romania because of the already existing facilities owned by Ina Schaeffler worldwide.

In the first stage, the entire production from Brasov will be exported to foreign markets. Ina Schaeffler group has 58,000 employees worldwide and the 2004 turnover reached 7.2 billion euro.


  • 25 May 2005: Ziarul Financiar
  • 24 May 2005: Ziarul Financiar


Eurofound (2005), Ina Schaeffler, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 61661, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61661.