The new plant established in Moldova has started full-scale operation
The 33rd country to have our manufacturing bases for automotive wiring harnesses

Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Pavel Filip (right) and Tomoyuki Miyake, President of Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze at the plant opening ceremony

Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Pavel Filip (right) and Tomoyuki Miyake, President of Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze at the plant opening ceremony

S.R.L. SE Bordnetze in Orhei, a central district of Moldova

S.R.L. SE Bordnetze in Orhei, a central district of Moldova

Ribbon cutting ceremony (From left) Fumiyoshi Kawai, President of Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Mitsuo Nishida, Vice President of Sumitomo Electric, and Kenichi Urushibata, Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo Electric

Ribbon cutting ceremony (From left) Fumiyoshi Kawai, President of Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Mitsuo Nishida, Vice President of Sumitomo Electric, and Kenichi Urushibata, Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo Electric

H.E. Mr. Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova (6th from left), H.E. Mr. Masanobu Yoshii, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Moldova (8th)and related parties of S.R.L. SE Bordnetze

H.E. Mr. Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova (6th from left), H.E. Mr. Masanobu Yoshii, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Moldova (8th)and related parties of S.R.L. SE Bordnetze

Employees of S.R.L. SE Bordnetze at the opening ceremony

Employees of S.R.L. SE Bordnetze at the opening ceremony

Building facade of S.R.L. SE Bordnetze

Building facade of S.R.L. SE Bordnetze

The Republic of Moldova is an inland European country located between Romania and Ukraine with a population of about 3.5 million.

Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze SE, a German subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric operating an automotive wiring harness business, constructed the main plant of its subsidiary S.R.L. SE Bordnetze in Orhei, a central district of Moldova, and held the opening ceremony in October 2017.

The automotive industry is at a stage of major innovations and we are also working to establish a stable production and delivery system to further enhance our competitive position in Europe.

While S.R.L. SE Bordnetze is currently operated with approximately 470 workers, we plan to increase the number to about 2,500 in 2019. H.E. Mr. Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, attended the opening ceremony of the plant and said that "2,500 Moldovan people can work in their home country. That means the full-scale operation of S.R.L. SE Bordnetze will make 2,500 families in Moldova happy." The opening ceremony was also featured in the local news, which indicated the high expectations of local people for the plant.

We will endeavor to ensure that S.R.L. SE Bordnetze can grow smoothly and meet customer needs to contribute to employment promotion and industrial development in Moldova and other European countries.