Although the Republic of Moldova is not a car manufacturing country, yet it plays an important role in the world automotive industry. The country hosts internationally known companies that operate production lines for electric wires and cables for motor vehicles, wire harnesses, electric and electronic components, luxury interiors, seat and car covers, injection mechanisms and wheel driving systems, and many others. These are well known companies in the car world: Lear Corporation, Dräxlmaier Automotive, Gebauer & Griller, Sammy Cablaggi / Kablem, Elektromanufacturing / SUMIDA, Confezioni Andrea Carcover, SEBN Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze, Fujikura Automotive, Coroplast Fritz Mueller, APM Automotive, Blacksea EMS, Dräxlmaier DSM , Arobs Software, Whetec/ MG2C, Multico / Quality Hub and Equip-Test.
The automotive items made in Moldova are shipped to the largest producers of cars and trucks including such giants as Ford, Renault, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo.
During the period before the beginning of this century the country had been a major manufacturer of TV sets, washing machines, refrigerators, tractors, electric pumps, agricultural hardware, the biggest part of which - 90% - used to be exported in around 60 states, especially the former Soviet republics and East European countries. Domestic universities have continued the higher technical training courses, preserving the industrial tradition and vast experience in machine building and hardware construction. Thus, the Republic of Moldova has been a natural choice as a field for the fabrication of automotive items and has managed to integrate into the auto component value chain.
Thanks to this fact, the Republic of Moldova organizes an annual event dedicated to the car industry investors: Automotive Days (automotivemoldova.com).