Japanese group Sumitomo will invest in an auto components factory in the city of Drobeta Turnu Severin, where it will have 500 employees starting August this year. The factory, which will produce parts for Volkswagen cars, should reach 2,000 employees in the next two years, according to Agerpres. The group’s representatives met on Wednesday, July 2, with the Drobeta Turnu Severin mayor Constantin Gheorghe to agree on the final detail on this cooperation and on the workforce selection process. “We will give Sumitomo some fiscal facilities so that the factory can absorb as many unemployed as possible. The first hiring will be made on July 21,” said, the city’s mayor. The new employees will undergo two-week training in Caransebes, where the Japanese already have a production line. The new factory will start production on August 18.