Elektrobit (EB), a leading developer of cutting edge embedded technology solutions for the automotive and wireless industries, today announced an expansion in Brasov, Romania, with plans to grow its local team to more than 100 software developers over time.
The new Brasov office will focus on automotive software product development and testing. Christian Drothler has been appointed managing director of EB Automotive Romania SRL. He previously was responsible for managing ECU (Electronic Control Units) development and customer projects at EB in Germany.
“With the office opening in Brasov, Romania, EB expands its engineering operations to Eastern Europe, and plans to generate over 100 jobs for software development engineers in the region with a focus on navigation and ECU software and testing,” said Drothler. “Our goal is to create a strong development and testing base for our products, and position EB as one of the major companies providing employment opportunities in Brasov.”
With over two decades of proven experience in developing software technologies for the automotive industry, EB has experienced strong net sales growth and the expansion of its operations to the key automotive locations worldwide.
“As a software product development and engineering services company, our presence in the automotive centers, and at the key employment markets for hiring smart, knowledgeable engineers, has always been a key consideration for us,” said Gregor Zink, vice president of EB Automotive Support Functions and managing director of Elektrobit Automotive GmbH. “Brasov, Romania represents a very important market for attracting new employees.”
EB’s Automotive Software Business is a leading provider of embedded software solutions for the global automobile industry and it employs over 1,200 people worldwide.
EB develops advanced technology and transforms it into enriching end-user experiences. EB specializes in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for the automotive industry and wireless technologies. The company’s net sales from continuing operations in 2012 totaled EUR 185.4 million. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.elektrobit.com
Elektrobit (EB) – Automotive Software
EB is one of the most important suppliers of embedded software solutions for the automotive industry. In addition to the development of innovative products, it also specializes in services and consulting for the automotive industry, supplying implementations of serial software solutions for a broad range of AUTOSAR and Functional Safety, infotainment, navigation, HMI and driver assistance systems. EB continues to invest in feature integration and development tools so that the in-vehicle devices get to market more quickly and ship in volume sooner. www.automotive.elektrobit.com