Hengst Filtration opens new plant in Romania

Hengst Filtration has opened a new site in Balș, Romania, giving the German company more flexibility in production and a new home for filters for cleaning equipment and power tools.

The Balș plant, which covers up to 15,000 sq ms, will primarily produce filters for the home and professional sector, ie for cleaning appliances and power tools in the private and professional sectors.

Hengst Filtration has invested around €8 million in Balș so far.

“We have found a great production building in Balș that we were able to quickly adapt to our needs,” said Hengst CEO Christopher Heine. “We expect to have more flexibility in production in Balș, especially for products with smaller quantities. Balș is therefore another example of our transformation from an automotive supplier to a filtration specialist in many areas.”

The site in the Oltenia region is managed by general manager Florin Toma. "We have already recruited a large number of motivated and experienced colleagues and aim to employ 100 people by the end of the year," said Toma.

From left: Marius Oprescu (President of the Olt County Council), Catalin Rotea (Mayor of Balș), Christopher Heine (CEO Hengst Filtration), Ștefan Radu Oprea (Romanian Minister of Economy), Florin Toma (General Manager Hengst Filtration SRL), Stephan Lachmann (Group Vice President Operations Europe, Hengst Filtration) - Image © Hengst Filtration.