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Johnson Controls supplies seats for the Ford B-MAX minivan in Craiova

Auto October 01, 2012 09:57 0 comments

American manufacturer Johnson Controls has started to supply car seats for the Ford B-MAX, from its seat facility in the Romanian city of Craiova, nearby the Ford plant where the B-MAX is produced. Johnson Controls…more »

Cars on Bucharest streets

Romanian car market sees sales stall

Auto October 01, 2012 09:12 1 comment BR Exclusive

Carmakers and dealers everywhere are struggling to put a brake on their losses and steer towards new opportunities. On the Romanian car market the volume of sales has dropped significantly and there are no signs…more »

Car registrations in Romania down 42 percent to 5,044 units in August

Auto September 18, 2012 14:51 0 comments

The Romanian car market was the second worst performer in the EU, falling by 42.3 percent last month, just ahead of Greece, where registrations plummeted by 46.7 percent, according to the European Manufacturer's Association (ACEA).…more »

Goodyear expands its Premio franchise with three new locations

Auto September 17, 2012 08:41 0 comments

Goodyear Dunlop Tires Romania, the local subsidiary of the international tires manufacturer, opened a new Premio location in Focsani, together with its franchise partner Total Service 2001. The company also announced plans to open two…more »

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Over 31,000 cars scrapped in Romanian Rabla program this year

Auto August 22, 2012 12:55 0 comments

Romania has taken off the road 31,106 vehicles older than 10 years in five months through this year's edition of the Rabla program (cash for clunkers) managed by the Environment Fund Administration. The owner of…more »

Romanian operational leasing market set to reach over EUR 280 mln by year end

Auto July 27, 2012 11:57 0 comments

The operational leasing market will grow by 20 to 30 percent this year reaching EUR 280 -300 million, as more companies are looking to cut costs and externalize leasing operations, according to Bogdan Apahidean, president…more »

Renault names new director at Titu Technical Centre

Auto July 26, 2012 14:20 0 comments

Renault Technologie Roumanie (RTR) appointed Anica Muntean, 48, as director of the Titu Technical Centre. She is replacing Fabrice Jouanny, the manager that coordinated the building of the centre and the first two years of…more »

Car registrations in Romania up 5 percent to 33,343 units on Q1

Auto July 17, 2012 13:06 0 comments

The Romanian car market was the fifth most dynamic in the EU growing by 5 percent to 33,343 units in the first half of this year, while registrations of Romanian Dacia fell by 5.9 percent…more »

Lease Plan turnover up 36 percent to EUR 19 mln on H1

Auto July 17, 2012 12:15 0 comments

Operational leasing firm Lease Plan increased its turnover by 36 percent to EUR 19 million in the first semester of 2012, while its fleet grew by 30 percent after the company used EUR 27 million…more »

Porsche Finance Group has a new CEO

Auto July 13, 2012 08:32 0 comments

Christoph Binder, 43, will be the new CEO of Porsche Finance Group starting August. He is replacing Alexander Nekolar. Before coming to Bucharest, Binder has held the same position for six years at Porsche Bank…more »