BSH Hausgeräte GmbH will invest a hefty nine-digit sum in the coming years in a new site in Romania, after acquiring a plot covering around 40 hectares to build a new washing machine factory.
Construction of a production hall, a logistics centre, and an administration building will already get underway this year. BSH plans to start production 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. Over the next few years, BSH will also create around 700 jobs at the new Romanian plant.
“Our growth strategy 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,” said Michael Schöllhorn, Chief Operating Officer at BSH.
Alongside Germany, Spain and Poland, the new site will in future be the brand’s fourth washing machine factory in Europe. BSH will then operate a total of nine washing machine factories worldwide.