Lear Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, will open its new seating plant in Iasi, Romania, in January 2014. Serving all major European automotive manufacturers, Lear’s new facility will employ approximately 1,500 people, with an emphasis on seating surface materials including cutting and sewing capability.
“With Lear’s continued growth, we are pleased to locate our new plant in Iasi, known as a major center for the textile industry,” says Gideon Jewel, Lear’s president for seating in Europe and Africa. “We also appreciate the cooperation of all involved as Lear adds a fourth facility in Romania.”
The Iasi plant will add to Lear’s Romanian workforce, which has a significant presence in Pitesti and Campulung. “We have been encouraged by the dedication and effort of our existing employees,” says Raffael Gagliardi, Lear’s vice president of European trim and foam. “We look forward to adding employees who appreciate joining the world leader in luxury and performance seating.”
Lear Corporation, headquartered in Southfield, MI, is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems. The company's products are designed, engineered and manufactured by a team of approximately 113,000 employees located in 36 countries.