ROMANIA—Italian group De’Longhi, which specializes in manufacturing coffee machines and other home electronics, has bought a 25,000 square meter industrial platform in Madaras, Bihor County, in Western Romania for a new factory.

“The transaction is aimed at supporting the organic growth pursued by the group for the main markets, in accordance with the strategy of reducing the production time and delivery of the company's products, while maintaining the same high level of quality and production control,” the group said in a press release.

The company will employ over 500 people in the new location.

De’Longhi also has a factory in Romania, in Jucu, near Cluj-Napoca, on the site of the former Nokia factory. The De’Longhi factory in Jucu started operating in 2012 and reached a turnover of RON 1.2 billion and over 2,100 employees in 2018.