It's a fact: Mercedes to invest EUR 1 bn more in Kecskemét, Hungary

Friday, July 29, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is building a new plant in Kecskemét with EUR 1 billion investment. The unit will create 2,500 new jobs.

New Mercedes plant to be built

Daimler is investing EUR 1 billion in Hungary

The capacity of the new plant could be as high as 100,000 cars per year

2,500 new jobs created

This will be the largest greenfield investment ever made in Hungary in one go

Hungary's government offered HUF 12.9 billion in state aid for the project

Among the cars to be made in Hungary, there will be front-wheel-drive, rear-wheel-drive and alternative drive models
Although the manufacturer is still not planning to bring engine manufacturing to Kecskemét, the new units to be set up in the next two years will include not only chassis manufacturing but also car paint and assembly lines. The manufacturing halls will be equipped with assembly lines suited to flexible prodction; that is, adaptive robots that will easily manufacture any current or future models

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