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Audi: the 250,000th Q3 model Manufactured in Győr

D&T
Mar 11, 2021

The 250,000th Audi Q3 model rolled down from the production line of the Audi plant in Győr. The anniversary car was a tango red Audi Q3 Sportback with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which will soon head for Germany, a press release from Audi Hungaria says. Production of the Q3 model began in 2018 in Győr, […]

New Generation Petrol Engine To Be Made in Hungary

D&T
Mar 2, 2021

The recently established Stellantis Group, as the fourth largest automotive conglomerate in the world, is bringing the manufacturing of the new generation 1.6-liter petrol engines to Szentgotthárd, SW Hungary. The engine, which is designed for hybrid cars, will be produced at a yearly output of 200 thousand items, in addition to the production of 350,000 […]

Successful Crisis Management at Rába

D&T
Feb 21, 2021

The Hungarian automotive firm Rába Plc. closed the 2020 business year with a consolidated, group-level sales revenue of HUF 38.7 billion, the company reports. The report highlights that thanks to the measures introduced in the spring, the management successfully handled the crisis and, exceeding the set goal, restored profitable operations on an annual basis, along […]

Start and Stop at the Mercedes Plant in Kecskemét

D&T
Jan 16, 2021

With the completion of the one-month maintenance break, the Mercedes plant in Kecskemét will restart this Sunday, but production will stop again on Wednesday due to the non-availability of a part manufactured in Japan. On December 18, production stopped at the Mercedes factory in Kecskemét, where in addition to the usual maintenance work, reconstructions were […]

New SMG Investment in Hungary

D&T
Dec 15, 2020

The Indian automotive industry supplier Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG) is building a new factory hall in Kecskemét and is also developing its other sites in Hungary with an investment of HUF 5.6 billion. The investment will cover SMG’s plants in Győr, Mosonmagyaróvár and Mosonszolnok, in northern Hungary, and Túrkeve, in eastern Hungary. The Hungarian government […]

Mercedes to Start Electric Car Production in Kecskemét

D&T
Dec 14, 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start series production of a purely electric vehicle in Hungary in the last quarter of 2021. The Hungarian government is to cover about 30% of the costs of the expansion of production. The Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét will become the pioneer in Hungary in the field of electric motoring: the new EQB will […]

SEMCORP Group Chooses Hungary to Appear Outside China

D&T
Nov 10, 2020

As the first production unit of the SEMCORP Group outside China, a lithium-ion battery separator film plant will be established in the Debrecen South Industrial Park. According to a report by the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency, the 97,000 m2 plant will start operations in early 2023, increasing the company's annual film production capacity by approximately […]

Production Break at the Mercedes Factory in Kecskemét

D&T
Oct 26, 2020

The usual winter production break is expected to be held between December 18 and January 17 by the Mercedes factory in Kecskemét, and production is currently suspended for a few days in October as well. Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Ltd. told the Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday that taking advantage of the Christmas holiday period, […]

Chervon Auto Establishes Factory in Hungary

D&T
Oct 20, 2020

Chervon Auto establishes its first plant outside China in Hungary. The value of the greenfield investment aimed at serving European partners more efficiently is more than EUR 50 million. According to a report by the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency, the new plant in Miskolc will have a capacity to produce up to 2 million vehicle […]

Close to the Customers

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 10, 2020

A leading electrolyte supplier for major battery makers of South Korea, Dongwha Electrolyte is planning a business expansion in Hungary. Dongwha Electrolyte is the first South Korean company to domestically produce electrolyte products for Lithium-ion batteries and is currently operating production facilities in Korea, China, and Malaysia. Due to EU legislation setting mandatory emission reduction […]

Lotte Aluminium Managing Director Sang Fab Park

Supplying the Region

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 2, 2020

It was announced in February this year that Lotte Aluminium will soon produce aluminum anode foils for batteries near Tatabánya, west of Budapest. The company will serve enterprises that manufacture batteries for electric vehicles, and plans to supply them with some 18,000 tons of foil annually. “The EU is strategically pursuing an eco-friendly policy and […]

Samsung Evolution

Sándor Laczkó
Sep 29, 2020

Samsung – such a familiar word for most people – but just a few know what it really means. Samsung in Korean means and symbolizes ‘Be strong and shine brightly forever’. The company was established in 1938 by Lee Byung-chul and over the next three decades, the group dealt with food processing, textiles, insurance, securities […]

Redesigned Continental Test Track in Veszprém

D&T
Sep 25, 2020

As a result of the latest investment, the German technology company Continental's vehicle dynamics test track facility in Veszprém, west central Hungary, is now suitable for the testing of highly automated safety functions and advanced driver assistance systems, following the latest automotive trends, which may strongly contribute to significantly faster development cycle times. Building on […]

Successful Financial Year for Mercedes in Kecskemét

D&T
Sep 9, 2020

In many ways, 2019 was a successful year for Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Plc. at the Kecskemét plant, which successfully started series production of three new models, the company's annual report says. The new CLA Coupé was followed by the CLA Shooting Brake and, in the autumn, the three Mercedes-AMG Performance compact models. The vehicles manufactured […]

Korean Firm to Set Up First European Units in Hungary

D&T
Sep 3, 2020

Within the framework of its investment of EUR 32.1 million, the South Korea-based company Dongwha is building already two units in Sóskút, NW of Budapest: one for producing electrolyte and another to recycle the solvent NMP. Both activities are closely linked to the EV (electric vehicle) battery manufacturing value chain, creating an additional 90 jobs, […]

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