Daimler has to choose between Jawor, Poland, and Sebes, Romania, for an investment of EUR 800 M in the construction of an engine plant with 1,500 employees. While in Romania the German group already has one of the most modern gearbox plants, in the Polish city located in Lower Silesia the group has no production unit.
“Until yesterday (Thursday, April 28 – editor’s note), no decision had been taken about Daimler’s engine plant, despite the fact that the Poles were boasting with it. Romania remains in the cards for this investment,” sources from the local auto industry stated. Moreover, in Sebes the Germans have extended the plot of land they own next to the current gearbox plant. According to Sebes Mayor Alexandru Dancila, Daimler has bought more land close to the production plant, but he is not able to reveal the exact surface area. On the other hand, the Polish press is writing that Jawor has already won the race, however Daimler did not confirm the piece of news. Moreover, last December the Poles were boasting with winning Jaguar-Land Rover’s investment in a new auto plant, however the British company later announced it chose Slovakia instead.
Zf.ro, the source of the aforementioned information, points out that Dieter Zetsche, the head of Daimler, announced in March last year that Romania can attract investments from the Group but needs infrastructure and labour force.