Business expansion
Centru; Sibiu;
Location of affected unit(s)
Sibiu County, Center Region
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 October 2006
Employment effect (start)
10 October 2006
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


The German company Marquardt Schaltsysteme, a manufacturer of electro-mechanical and electric systems for switches for the automotive industry announced that its new plant located in Sibiu will be fully operational in 2008. Officials expect that the Sibiu branch, involving a total investment of about EUR 23 million, will generate turnover of some EUR 100 million in 2008.

„Starting next year we will introduce new products directly at Sibiu. Our main market is Germany, but in the future we intend to find new customers on the Eastern European markets,” stated Bernd Friedrich, the chief executive of the company.

By the end of 2007 some 200 people will be hired and in 2008 the number of employees will be increased to 500.

In 2005, the worldwide turnover of the company was approximately EUR 369 million, and the number of the employees 3,200, of which 2,000 in Germany.


  • 11 October 2006: Ziarul Financiar


Eurofound (2006), Marquardt Schaltsysteme, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 64239, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64239.