CLUJ: IN ROMANIA, A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT HUB FOR THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

A strategic position and specialisation of personnel. These are the strengths of Cluj.

With the opening of the Cluj research and development centre, Magneti Marelli is taking its first steps in Romania, a Country in Eastern Europe, which over the last decade has made significant investments in IT innovation and research and development. In Cluj, Magneti Marelli focuses on the development of components, software, electronics and mechanics, in coordination with the departments present throughout Europe. The Automotive Lighting, Electronic Systems and Powertrain Business Lines are present here, and through a process of continuous innovation based on the sharing of skills look to the future of mobility in terms of autonomous driving, connectivity, Human Machine Interface, hybridisation and electrification.

WHY CLUJ?

A few elements regarding the context…

A STRATEGIC POSITION IN EUROPE

QUALFIED UNIVERSITIES

THE EUROPEAN YOUTH CAPITAL IN 2015

ELEVATED LOCAL SKILL LEVELS IN THE FIELD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The “Cluj project” has been set up as a point of reference for the development of experts in the automotive sector, with the aim of reaching levels of excellence in the development of systems and components, thus contributing to the development of sustainable mobility. It is based on two main principles. The first is a location which is in proximity to Magneti Marelli’s other European development centres, thus simplifying the exchange of information, coordination and product development, while the second is represented by the know-how of the local personnel, who have a respectable university education and good levels of specialisation in the fields of information technology and electronics. In order to provide younger employees with an even more vertical form of training, Magneti Marelli has provided 37 newly-qualified engineers the possibility to take part in an Academy programme. Following two months of theoretical courses, the training takes the form of active participation in existing development projects, thus allowing the young engineers to complete their preparation through on-the-job training.

FEELING AT HOME

The offices in the Research & Development plant in Cluj have been designed according to the idea of Magneti Marelli Home. The spaces have been projected and created with the idea of placing people at the centre of the design and are therefore personalised in such a way as to render the working environment a familiar and pleasant space, just like “at home”. Giving everyone the possibility to personalise the space around them creates value both for individuals and for the Company as a whole. Furthermore, the sharing of spaces and work, the ease of communication and the relaxation areas which enjoy a studied panoramic view all promote a sense of belonging within the Company and increase the well-being of the individuals within the workplace.