German aircraft parts manufacturer Diehl Aviation inaugurated a HUF 2.8 billion engineering and service center in Debrecen (E Hungary) on Wednesday, state news wire MTI reported. The investment will create 151 jobs, including 121 for highly skilled workers.
The investment was supported by a HUF 968 million grant from the Hungarian government, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at the ceremony.
Szijjártó noted that Diehl Aviation Hungary has turned out parts for Airbus aircraft at its base in nearby Nyírbátor for years, and acknowledged the impact of the staffʼs outstanding work on Diehlʼs decision to establish the engineering and service center in Debrecen.
Diehl Aviation CEO Rainer von Borstel said headcount at the center now stands at 60, but staff growth is "expected to be strong."
Roman Damschke, who heads the center, noted that the local university, from which Diehl Aviation has made many hires, played a big role in the companyʼs choice of Debrecen.
Diehl Aviation is a division of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG, which performs a host of aeroplane production-related activities as a leading supplier within the field of aeroplane system and cabin solutions. Its clients include Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer, as well as commercial and business airlines that operate aeroplanes, MTI noted.