Business expansion
Centru; Sibiu;
Location of affected unit(s)
Sibiu (Sibiu county, Centru region)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 November 2005
Employment effect (start)
9 November 2005
Foreseen end date
9 November 2007


The Siemens group announced the opening of a factory manufacturing electronic components and appliances in Sibiu (Sibiu county, Centru region). The core activity in the new factory SIMEA (Siemens Industrial Manufacturing Engineering and Application) is manufacturing, namely production processes requiring a high volume of manual work currently performed by 60 employees. Over the following two years however, company officials expect the number of employees to grow to around 400. SIMEA manufactures electronic components and appliances, mainly plates for refrigerators and washing machines.

The company also announced the opening of a second factory in Timişoara (Timiş county, Vest region) in October 2006, with a €25 million investment.

The opening of new factories in Romania is part of the group’s development strategy intended to consolidate its position on the market. Siemens is currently present in nine cities around the country and reported a turnover of €200 million for 2004.


  • 9 November 2005: Adevarul
  • 13 December 2005: Ziarul Financiar
  • 30 November 2005: Ziarul Financiar
  • 9 November 2005: Gandul (www.gandul.info)


Eurofound (2005), SIMEA, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 62684, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62684.