Portuguese company Coindu, which produces textiles for the auto industry, will start a hiring campaign for its new factory in Drobeta Turnu Severin, according to local authorities, Agerpres informs. The factory will create more than 1,200 jobs with a EUR 10 million investment. This will add to the 1,000 employees Coindu already has in Romania. Coindu Romania SRL, which also owns a factory in Curtici, Arad County, will hire some 450 people this year for the new factory and promises to add another 800 jobs in 2015, according to Drobeta Turnu Severin’s deputy mayor, Marius Screciu. The Portuguese company will build the factory on a 4.5-hectare land it bought in Drobeta Turnu Severin. The first phase of the project requires a EUR 10 million investment. The municipality agreed to provide utilities for the new industrial platform. Coindu produces leather, fabric and PVC upholstery for car interiors for clients such as BMW, Volkswagen, Audi and Mercedes.