"The total investment will rise to 500 million by 2011, is shown in a communicate issued by the group. The Italians have invested in Romania in the past five years, about a quarter of a billion euros. The Pirelli activity on the local market will be completed by the end of the year, with the start of production of anti-pollution filters for diesel engines at the factory in Bumbeşti. The new project will receive assistance from the Romanian state worth 28 million euros.