Tenaris celebrates 20 years in Romania: a journey of investment, growth, and community partnership

15 June 2024

Tenaris is commemorating 20 years in Romania, with milestones that include investments, exports and community support initiatives. With more than 1,900 employees, Tenaris’s manufacturing footprint consists of the pipe mill in Zalau the steel mill in Calarasi and the sucker rod mill in Campina, plus service centers in Ploiesti and Cluj Napoca scrap collection centers in Popesti Leordeni, Brasov and Iernut and the commercial offices in Bucharest.

On this solid foundation, the future looks promising for both our presence in Romania and the country’s industrial development, which we are proudly part of,” said Mihaela Popescu, Tenaris Area Manager East Europe, North Sea & Sub-Saharan Africa. “We’ll keep investing and innovating, aligned with our long-term commitment,” she added.

Along with its growth and evolution, through a continuous process of investments in the plants, exceeding $500 million in 20 years, in the employees, in the communities, Tenaris has transformed the former Silcotub and Calarasi facilities into a world-class operation within its global industrial system, not only serving the Romanian oil and gas industry, but also exporting over 97% of its production worldwide.

Tenaris in Romania, with a revenue of $836 million in 2023, has become an essential player, with products and services used in the energy sector, as well as for industrial applications. The company has built an important presence, for example, in the automotive industry, where it delivers both pipes and components.

Tenaris is also a steadfast partner in the surrounding community, supporting it continuously throughout its first 20 years in Romania, with a dedicated focus on education. The company has invested more than $1 million per year, awarding more than 2.250 high school and universities students with Roberto Rocca scholarships, equipping technical schools, organizing industrial internships, summer camps, trainings for teachers, offering career counselling to students and also organizing volunteer actions at schools with Tenaris employees. Since 2013, Tenaris has supported arts and culture in the community, organizing the Cinelatino Film Festival, reaching 34,000 participants