BMW to start construction of new Hungarian production facility

German car manufacturer BMW will start next spring the construction of a new production facility in Debrecen, eastern Hungary.

The one billion euros plant, first announced in 2018, will produce 150,000 vehicles per year and employ more than 1000 people.

“I am very pleased with the preparatory work needed to start the construction of the factory,” said Dee, Managing Director of BMW Manufacturing Hungary. “We are working with the competent authorities in Debrecen and the representatives of the Hungarian government. Debrecen, home to the new factory, is the perfect choice for us. On behalf of my team and myself, I can say with great enthusiasm that we are looking forward to starting construction work next spring.”

Debrecen was chosen primarily for its excellent infrastructure, well-developed logistics connections and proximity to an established supplier network. Qualified personnel in the local area were another key advantage.

The BMW Group has been operating a representative office in Hungary since 2004 and enjoys long-standing, positive relations with suppliers in the country. In 2017, materials and services worth 1.4 billion euros were purchased in Hungary.