Visteon opens automotive software development center in the new ISHO campus in Timisoara, Romania
New technology center will house up to 400 skilled professionals across a range of software, technology and automotive disciplines by 2020
TIMISOARA, Romania, Jan. 23, 2019 – Visteon Corporation (Nasdaq: VC), the only Tier 1 automotive supplier focused exclusively on cockpit electronics, is opening a new software development center in a 5,000-square meter facility in Timisoara’s new ISHO Offices building, part of the ISHO campus. Starting initial operations in Nov. 2018, the center will primarily be engaged in software development for advanced cockpit electronics products – including digital instrument clusters, infotainment and information displays – and will support the development of new technologies for connected and autonomous driving.
The Timisoara center will operate as an integral part of Visteon’s European product development footprint, which also includes development centers in Germany, Bulgaria, France and the UK. Supporting both European and global automaker programs, the Timisoara center will play a leading role in software and product development for the next generation of technology for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving applications.
“Timisoara is a state-of-the-art hub offering an exciting talent base and technical skill set. Timisoara is also ideally located to work in close collaboration with Visteon’s European product development centers and support the region’s customers. We are looking forward to building Visteon’s talent base in Timisoara, which will have a unique opportunity to directly influence the start-up of the new center.”
Visteon’s Timisoara technology center is on a fast track to have full competence for transforming customer requirements to fully tested solutions ready to be deployed in mass production. The center will support Visteon’s growth with customers such as BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, PSA and Jaguar Land Rover, among others.
“We are very pleased to host Visteon Corporation on the ISHO campus, which offers the company’s employees an attractive work environment with excellent facilities and amenities. Visteon is a new entrant on the local market with exciting plans for the future. It is a major company that comes with the highest know-how in software and automation that certainly will contribute to the development of the city’s technical community.”
In 2021, when the three-phase development is scheduled to end, ISHO will become a new hub in the city with more than 1,200 apartments, 50,000 square meters of new-generation offices, and a range of amenities including an international hotel, restaurants and cafes in the pedestrian area, a gym, proximity shops, banks and a medical center. ISHO will have 2,000 parking places, 7,500 square meters of green area, playgrounds, an after-school facility, exhibition hall and other social facilities.
Visteon is a global technology company that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative cockpit electronics products and connected car solutions for most of the world’s major vehicle manufacturers. Visteon is a leading provider of instrument clusters, head-up displays, information displays, infotainment, audio systems, telematics, SmartCore™ cockpit domain controllers, and the DriveCore™ autonomous driving platform. Visteon also supplies embedded multimedia and smartphone connectivity software solutions to the global automotive industry. Headquartered in Van Buren Township, Michigan, Visteon has approximately 10,000 employees at more than 40 facilities in 18 countries. Visteon had sales of $3.15 billion in 2017.
Learn more at www.visteon.com