Romania is one of Europe’s strongest growing economies and offers excellent prospects for UK automotive companies. Hosting 2 OEMs: Renault Dacia and Ford, as well as benefitting from foreign investments from Tier 1 and 2 suppliers such as Bosch, Continental, Daimler, Federal-Mogul Autoparts, Marquardt, the industry represents one of Romania’s most important economic drives of national interest.

Despite tough competition, there is demand for suppliers in producing electric and electronic systems, tyres, car seats, steering wheels, or plastic component manufacturers, which creates a wide range of opportunities for Tier 1-3 British suppliers.

This SMMT webinar partnered with Department for International Trade in Bucharest looks at Romania and some of these upcoming opportunities. We will be joined by speakers including DACIA Renault, Ford, Invest Romania and ACAROM, who will share more about the market and the business opportunities for UK automotive.

9:30am (UK time)


9:30am – 9:40am


Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders (SMMT) Introduction

Mrs Ruta AISTHORPE, Head of International and Events


9:40am – 9:50am


DIT Introduction


Trade Development Adviser, British Embassy Bucharest


  Welcoming Speech

Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Romania, Mr Andrew NOBLE


09:50am – 10:05am


Romanian Association of Car Manufacturers (ACAROM) Presentation

Mr Adrian SANDU, General Secretary


10:05am – 10:20am


DACIA Renault Presentation

Mr Cristian NEVZOREANU, Communication & CSR Director


10:20am – 10:35am


FORD Presentation

Mr Viorel NUTA, Purchasing Senior Manager


10:35am – 10:45am


INVEST Romania Presentation

Mr Alexandru MITROI, Senior Adviser




Closing remarks