Business expansion
Lietuva; Kauno apskritis;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

130 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 March 2019
Employment effect (start)
27 March 2019
Foreseen end date
30 September 2019


Germany's automotive component production giant Continental is to create around 130 new jobs in Kaunas by September 2019. The company is building a new production facility in Kaunas Free Economic zone which will start operating in September 2019. The recruiting phase has already been started – currently the company employs 68 employees; the number of employees should reach 200-250 in September 2019. The company will be investing €95 million over the next five years and will create around 1,000 new jobs in Kaunas.

In the new facility, Continental will produce passenger safety and smart driver assistance systems, including door and seat control units, radar sensors, etc. According to the management, the new production plant in Lithuania is an important part of Continental’s growth strategy in Europe.



Eurofound (2019), Continental Automotive Lithuania, Business expansion in Lithuania, factsheet number 97478, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97478.