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Porsche Engineering boosts digitalization with subsidiary in RomaniaEngineering services provider opens new branch in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Stuttgart/Cluj. Porsche Engineering Group GmbH continues to expand its expertise in the field of digitalization. Now the engineering services provider, based in Weissach, has founded a subsidiary in Romania to pursue this goal. The globally active company has established Porsche Engineering Romania SRL in the university town of Cluj-Napoca, underscoring the increasing importance of software development in the automotive industry. “With the new site in Cluj, Porsche customer development is further sharpening its focus on the car of the future,” says Malte Radmann, Managing Director of Porsche Engineering. “Cluj will help us to push the digitalization of the car forward.”
Romania and the university town of Cluj-Napoca are among the most innovative regions in Europe when it comes to software development. Many IT companies originated here and there is a lively start-up scene. For Porsche Engineering this represents an ideal breeding ground for innovative automotive software development. “The workforce at the Romanian location is slated to increase to 25 employees by the end of the year,” says Dirk Lappe, Technical Director of Porsche Engineering. “For this, we need first-class software engineers such as those we can find in Cluj.”
With the new subsidiary, the Weissach-based engineering services provider complements the skills at its other locations in the southern German city of Bietigheim-Bissingen, Prague, Shanghai and Nardò in southern Italy. The close cooperation between the locations ensures that the comprehensive vehicle competence of Porsche Engineering is fully accessible worldwide.
Porsche Engineering Group GmbH, Weissach, is a premium engineering services provider for car manufacturers, the automotive parts industry and other sectors. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the sports car manufacturer Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart. In this way Porsche Engineering combines the nature of a perfectly networked medium-sized company in south-west Germany with the experience of a globally successful car manufacturer. On behalf of clients the Porsche engineers develop a wide range of solutions – from the conception of individual components and the design of complex modules to the planning and implementation of complete developments, including production start-up management. The Nardò Technical Center in southern Italy, which has been part of Porsche since 2012, offers both the company and its customers extensive facilities for testing and conducting trials. Engineering services for external customers are a cornerstone of the Porsche identity and an important part of Porsche. However, the public knows little about this. Porsche Engineering operates according to a policy of strict confidentiality to ensure that the product strategies and brand identities of its customers are always protected with the greatest care.
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