Belgian aerospace company Sonaca has opened in Cluj county, western Romania, a new plant that will manufacture parts for Airbus A320 aircraft, following a RON 52 million investment.

The first production lines at the plant in Moldovenesti became operational in September 2016. The company got RON 24.1 million in state aid for this investment that will create over 200 jobs in the next years.

Alexandru Petrescu, the minister for business environment, trade and entrepreneurship, said during the official launch of the plant that Soanca did not come in Romania for the cheap labor force.

“Sonaca has proven that it came in Romania because we have that we have quality education in Cluj, because we offer investors stability and predictability, because we are close to the European market, thus proving that they didn’t come here for the cheap labor market,” said the minister, according to News.ro. The state-owned agency InvestRomania worked with Sonaca for this project.