According to Péter Szijjártó, thanks to BMW’s construction in Debrecen, Hungary has become a member of an elite club. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade mentioned in connection with the Audi factory in Győr that all three German premium car brands have factories outside our country, only in Germany and China.

‘A ten-year production record was broken at the Audi factory in Győr last year; the 177,000 cars represent an outstanding achievement,’ MTI (Hungarian Telegraph Office) reported following a post published on the official social media page of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó.

‘Hungary’s name has now definitively merged with the modern German automobile industry, which provides the backbone of the entire European economy,’ he added. According to Péter Szijjártó’s post, in addition to Audi’s fantastic performance, it is worth looking at the continuous expansion of the Mercedes factory in Kecskemét and the construction of BMW in Debrecen.

‘Although some Western European politicians are constantly promoting the ideology of separating the Chinese and European economies, fortunately, life is completely different. After the large Eastern Chinese and Korean battery factories serving German companies and the world is bringing its first European car factory to Hungary, its largest electric car manufacturer, the Chinese BYD, is now even ahead of Tesla,’ Péter Szijjártó noted.

“How much better it would be if Western European liberal politicians would also stand with two feet on the ground and see that civilised cooperation of the East and the West is the best guarantee for peace and peaceful development,’ Péter Szijjártó concluded his post.

During the investment in Debrecen mentioned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the BMW Group will build a full-fledged car factory with a press plant, a bodywork building department, a painting workshop and an assembly hall, as well as a unique battery assembly plant that enables the in-house assembly of the battery cells required for electric propulsion.

The plant, which covers an area of more than 400 hectares in the northwestern region of Debrecen, is the first unit of the company group that was developed entirely along the iFACTORY concept from the first phase of planning, in the spirit of efficient, environmentally friendly and digitised production.

According to the plans, BMW Group Debrecen will start production in 2025, with more than 1,500 employees, and at the same time, the first model of the Neue Klasse with a purely electric drive will roll off the production line in Debrecen. The first trial production will take place as early as September 2024.

Source: Dehir

Author: Debrecen4U