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Production at Diehl Aircabin Hungary Ltd. | source: Diehl Aircabin Hungary Ltd.

Diehl Aircabin investment in Hungary

D&T
June 23, 2017

German aviation industry supplier Diehl Aircabin is expanding its existing capacities in Nyírbátor, NE Hungary with an investment of EUR 120 million (appr. HUF 37 billion). As in most such cases in the past couple of years, the Hungarian government is paying a proportion of the investment, on this occasion providing HUF 1.38 billion in funding.

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó,
the investment by the company, which was founded in 1902 and is still a
family-owned business to this day, “will enable the creation of 230 new jobs
and involve the construction of new buildings and the procurement of new
machinery.”

According to a report by the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Minister also mentioned that “If there exists
a sector of industry in which precision plays a leading role, then it is aero
plane manufacturing. The number of people travelling by air has been increasing
by 5.4% a year, meaning demand for new aero planes on the part of airlines is
also increasing, which requires new suppliers and new production capacities.”

Last year, the performance of
Hungary’s aviation industry increased by 11% and exceeded HUF 34 billion, and
increased a further 6% during the first four months of this year. There are
16,000 people currently working in the sector, 18% more than last year.

The Diehl Group has interests
in some 80 countries worldwide and employs 16,000 people. The CEO of Diehl
Aerosystems Rainer von Borstel (see pictured) told the press that Airbus is the
company’s largest contractor, and the plant in Nyírbátor manufactures cabin
elements for the new A350 model. He recalled that the company’s subsidiary in
Nyírbátor was established six years ago and was the company’s first production
unit outside Germany. “Operations were launched with just a few employees, but
the company now employs over 500 people and the whole economy of Nyírbátor is
benefiting from the company’s presence in view of the fact that the company
relies on local enterprises in several areas”, he added. “The company and the
Hungarian government have developed an excellent level of cooperation”, he
highlighted.

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