Technology firm Continental has unveiled plans to build a new manufacturing plant for automotive electronics in Kaunas, Lithuania.
The facility will manufacture door and seat control units, gateways and intelligent glass control units, radar sensors for comfort functions including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and safety functions such as Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). The production site will initially cover an area of 16,000 sq m.
The firm will invest €95m in the project over the next five years. The project is expected to break ground in mid-2018 and is anticipated to result in the creation of about 1,000 jobs.
Continental future managing director in Lithuania Shayan Alisaid: “As a modern industrial region with an excellent infrastructure and highly qualified workforce, Kaunas is the ideal location for us. We are delighted about the fact that we will have a plant in Lithuania for the first time ever.
“Thanks to support from the Lithuanian government, we are planning to have completed construction by the middle of 2019 and be able to start production.”