BSH announced it will invest a triple-digit million sum in the coming years in a new site in Romania. The Romanian BSH subsidiary has acquired a plot covering around 40 hectares to build a washing machine factory. The project is very ambitious and includes the construction of a production hall, a logistics center and administration building with the intention of starting the manufacturing of the first washing machine in 2020. Once additional production facilities have been set up, the factory will have an annual production capacity of more than one million washing machines for the European market from 2022. According to the company, in the next few years this new site will also create around 700 jobs. It will be the fourth BSH washing machine factory in Europe, together with Germany, Spain and Poland, while the company has nine washing machine factories worldwide.
«Our growth strategy – says Michael Schöllhorn, Chief Operating Officer at BSH – calls for consistent further development of regional markets and the expansion of production capacities. The new site in Simeria offers ideal conditions for producing modern washing machines and for the required logistics. It will be an excellent addition to our manufacturing network.»