"In 2009, when I came to Romania, Continental had more than 7,000 employees nationwide. Today we are over 20,000. We're a big family. Here, in Iasi, colleagues work on cars that will run on the streets over 1, 2 or even 5 years", said Christian von Albrichsfeld, Head of Country Continental Romania.

The planned investment in the new building will be 27 million euros. The total built area is over 21,000 square meters. About 400 new parking spaces will be created. The works will be completed by March, 2020.

"The Continental Research and Development Center in Iaşi has grown from 30 people in 2006 to over 1,900 employees at the end of 2018. This development has come as a result of the growing number of projects in which our colleagues are involved. The investment demonstrates the importance the company pays to the engineering center in Iasi", said Marian Petrescu, manager of Continental's Iasi location. (source: Continental)