04 April 2013

Elektrobit Expands in Eastern Europe With New Office in Brasov, Romania

- Create over 100 jobs for software development engineers in the region 

Brasov, Romania - 04 April 2013 - Elektrobit (EB) announced today the expansion in Brasov, Romania, planning to grow the local team to more than 100 software developers over time. The Brasov office will focus on automotive software product development and testing. Christian Drothler has been appointed as managing director of EB Automotive Romania SRL. 

"With the office opening in Brasov, Romania, EB expands its engineering operations to Eastern Europe, and plans to generate over 100 jobs for software development engineers in the region with a focus on navigation and ECU software and testing", said Drothler. "Our goal is to create a strong development and testing base for our products, and place EB as one of the major companies providing employment opportunities in Brasov". 

With over two decades of proven experience in developing software technologies for the automotive industry, EB has experienced strong growth of net sales and expansion of operations to the key automotive locations worldwide. "As a software product development and engineering services company, our presence in the automotive centers, and at the key employment markets for hiring smart, knowledgeable engineers, has always been a key consideration for us", said Gregor Zink, vice president of EB Automotive Support Functions and Managing Director of Elektrobit Automotive GmbH. "We believe that Brasov, Romania represents a very good market for attracting new employees", continued Zink. 

EB's Automotive Software Business is a leading provider of embedded software solutions for the global automobile industry and it employs over 1200 people worldwide. 

EB specializes in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for the automotive industry and wireless technologies. The company's net sales from continuing operations in 2012 totaled EUR 185.4 million. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. 

Source: Elektrobit