MILAN – Italian group De’Longhi, which specializes in manufacturing coffee machines and other household appliances, on Friday announced the acquisition a 25,000 sq m industrial platform in Bihor county, in western Romania, where it plans to open a new factory.
The site is composed by two buildings of around total 25,000 square meters, with already operating injection machines and EPS (expanded polystyrene) production facilities which can be used by the Group for its production.
This deal is meant to support the expected organic growth pursued by the Group in the main markets and is consistent with the strategy to reduce the time to market of our products, preserving quality and control.
This new location will employee more than 500 workers and, backed by the successful experience achieved in the Romanian Cluji region, will strengthen the Group’s presence in the region.
De’ Longhi is the only pure player among the leaders in small domestic appliances. With revenues of more than € 2 billion, the Group is active in the design, manufacture and distribution of coffee makers, kitchen and cooking appliances, air conditioners and heaters, as well as home care products.
De’Longhi also has a factory in Romania, in Jucu, near Cluj-Napoca, on the site of the former Nokia factory. The De’Longhi factory in Jucu started operating in 2012 and reached a turnover of RON 1.2 billion (EUR 255 mln) and over 2,100 employees in 2018, report local media.