“Autoliv Romania resumed activity on January 5, as it was planned. It is too early to make any estimation on the order volume, as many of our clients have started activity today as well”, Ionel Fierbinteanu, Autoliv Romania’s CEO told Wall-Street.

The company idled production in Romania for December. Currently, the company has 2,500 employees.

Autoliv is actively involved in the Romanian market since 1997 and has factories of seatbelts, and inflation devices for airbag systems at Brasov.

Approximately 80% of the factories’ output is exported, mainly to European car makers (Volkswagen, Daimler-Chrysler) but also to US-based manufacturers (Ford).

On Romanian market, Autoliv delivered seatbelts for all Automobile Dacia’s trim levels and for Cielo model manufactured by Daewoo Automobile.

Automotive safety system producer opened an IT engineering center at Timisoara in 2006. The IT center is in charged with the design of electronic safety systems and serves the German subsidiary of Autoliv, the biggest clients being BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes and Opel.