Our customers know they can trust ACI to deliver world-class solutions in a changing world. Our employees are the reason we have earned this trust through our unflinching commitment to customers coupled with our ongoing conviction to do what is right. By following this commitment, we will continue to deliver strong results and expand our business.
Our first strategic objective is to grow ACI substantially over the next five years by expanding into markets that are exploding with potential. While we are doing that, we’ll build upon our successful products to meet the emerging needs of the payment industry. We have the vision and strategy to secure our place as the undisputed industry leader across all payment types.
But it’s about more than growing a company – it’s about growing and caring for our employees. As a software company, our greatest asset is our people. For this reason, we invest in continuous education and the individual growth of our employees. We invest in processes and tools so you can connect to your peers around the globe. We invest in ideas our employees bring forth through a formal innovation and research committee. And, most importantly, we call upon each other to make ACI a place where we all feel needed, challenged and appreciated.
Alcatel-Lucent is one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry, representing an R&D investment of Euro 2.4 billion, and a portfolio of more than 27,500 active patents spanning virtually every technology area. At the core of this innovation is Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, an innovation engine with researchers and scientists at the forefront of research into areas such as multimedia and convergent services and applications, new service delivery architectures and platforms, wireless and wireline, broadband access, packet and optical networking and transport, network security, enterprise networking and communication services and fundamental research in areas such as nanotechnology, algorithmic, and computer sciences. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach.
IBM is also strongly involved in academic environment, having dedicated specialists that develop University Relations to promote innovation in higher education, learning and research in the frame of IBM’s global Academic Initiative. University Relations consists in building relationships of mutual value for IBM and academia (National Academic Network - 28 universities, 64 departments, about 18 600 students, and 980 professors) with priority placed on talent pipeline, innovation and growth.
In 2011, IBM will celebrate 100 years of worldwide innovation.
Besides being one of the major investors and employers locally, Continental Automotive Romania is also a partner of the local community. The company has initiated and partnered in many Corporate Social Responsibility projects, in five main fields: education, environmental protection, social projects, sports and culture. Continental Automotive is partner of six key universities in Romania: Polytechnic University Timisoara, Vest University Timisoara, and Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, Technical University in Cluj-Napoca, the North University in Baia Mare, the Petru Maior University in Târgu Mures, the Transylvania University in Brasov, Technical University Iasi and Al. I. Cuza University Iasi.
Best Quality, Global Reach, Innovative Technology and Lowest Cost are our strategic priorities. These are ingrained into our daily business activities and are used as navigation points to guide the allocation of resources to support research and development, manufacturing investments and growth initiatives.
TRW Operations cover every major vehicle producing region and are alligned to match the future needs of our customers. TRW Automotive Safety Systems Romania, a subsidiary of the TRW American Group, has started its activity in Romania in 2004 and produces steering wheels and airbag modules. Presently, TRW Romania has over 2700 employees in 5 production sites: Timisoara, Resita, Lupeni, Oravita and Deta.