1892 - Emil
Costinescu, a Romanian businessman, builds a plant in Sinaia,
to manufacture nails, screws and nuts.
1913 - Emil
Costinescu Joint-Stock Company (”ECJSC”) is incorporated.
- Ammunition production starts.
to 1945 - During World War II, ECJSC faces serious financial difficulties.
- Nationalization of private property transfers all Romanian enterprises
to Government ownership.
- Production of Fuel Injection Equipment (”FIE”) commences.
- MEFIN signs a ten-year licence agreement with BOSCH Germany for
in-line FIE manufacture.
- MEFIN signs a licence agreement with LUCAS-CAV U.K. (now part of Delphi) for
rotary FIE manufacture.
- A 20,000 sqm manufacturing facility is built, doubling existing
FIE manufacture capacity.
- Ceausescu regime is toppled; Romania commences a transition from
a centrally-planned, state-owned economy to a free-market, capitalist
- The Romanian Government commences the privatization process of
- MEFIN achieves the ISO 9001:1997 quality certification from SGS
- Belgium. MEFIN becomes member of Association of Diesel Specialists.
2002 - After several
failed privatization attempts, the Walbridge Group, based in Detroit,
Michigan, USA, announces its intent to purchase MEFIN.
2003 - The privatization of MEFIN is finalized. MEFIN becomes a member of the Walbridge Group and a more significant
reorganization of MEFIN’s operations commences. Mr. Brian Coleman, a former Ford executive, becomes General Manager.
MEFIN achieves the ISO 9001:2000 quality certification from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.
2004 - MEFIN receives the prestigious TS16949:2002 quality certification from
TUV Rheinland Group - Germany. MEFIN’s customer and product bases expanded to the automotive industry. MEFIN commences production for
Western European automotive clients such as Delphi, Ina, LuK and Emerson among others.