Hungary, Kecskemét – Mercedes is building a new plant in Kecskemét that will create 2,500 new jobs with EUR 1 bn investment.
The new plant could construct 100,000 cars per year. The plant is the largest investment ever made at one time in Hungary. The government offered EUR 41,2 bn in state aid.
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.