As part of its strategy of strengthening manufacturing capacities in Europe, the technology company Continental, is to build a new facility in the Kaunas region of Lithuania. The company plans to invest €95 million in the new unit, which will produce electronic components and create around 1000 new jobs over the next five years.
Continental plant in Kaunas
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