Dacia participated to the Automotive Industry Forum 2019, organized by the Romanian Government, namely the Ministry of Economy, in the context of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The event took place in Craiova and it gathered the key players of the Romanian automotive industry – carmakers and suppliers, representatives of local and central governments, but also automotive associations from Romania and Europe, and representatives of the EU Commission.
Christophe Dridi, CEO Dacia and MD GRR, in the speech he delivered to an audience of 300 people, talked about the company’s activities, its significance to the Romanian economy and the country’s exports, the success of its products to which 18,000 employees contribute, and the importance of vocational education. He also tackled topical issues for the industry, spoke about the future and said that infrastructure and local integration should be developed.
“We have to prepare our future and we wish for Dacia to keep its gravity center for Global Access range in Romania. For that, we need a significant improvement of the infrastructure and measures in order to combat the invasion of used vehicles in Romania. This is very important for the automotive industry, and not only. We also need to fight against the invasion of second-hand, imported cars.”
Exhibition areas were created within the event for the vehicles of the two carmakers present in Romania, Dacia and Ford. The participants could admire historical Dacia models (Dacia 1100, Dacia 1300 and the famous Estafette), but also models from the current range (Logan, Sandero and Duster).