Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos paid a visit to Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn campus yesterday, meeting with CEO Mark Fields and other top executives to invite further Ford investments in the central European country, according to Romania-Insider.com.
“Under the law, the Romanian state will offer its full support to consolidate this investment,” said Mr. Ciolos. “I believe that the opportunities are greater, and I invited Ford to think about the development and expansion of production with elements of innovative technology related to eco and electric cars, which we saw at their center of innovation that are the cars of the future.”
Prime Minister Ciolos also extended an invitation to Ford to help organize vocational education in Romania.
Ford currently operates a facility in Craiova, Romania which produces the Ford B-MAX and 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The automaker has invested more than €1 billion in the facility since acquiring it from the Romanian government in 2008. To the prospect of further investments at the plant, Ford CEO Mark Fields said simply: “We may have other growth opportunities, but we want to be sure that we have the necessary infrastructure, not only for us but also for suppliers.”