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Hungarian Mercedes-Benz factory completes 500,000th car

The Hungarian Mercendes-Benz factory in Kecskemét completed production of its 500,000th automobile today, according to a press release issued by the company.

CEO Christian Wolff is joined by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the mayor of Kecskemét and staff at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét.

The car was a Mercedes-Benz CLA model from a plant, which currently manufactures vehicles for export to 180 countries and for a growing local market, the press release said. 

The ceremony was attended by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the mayor of Kesckemét, and the state secretary of the National Economy Ministry.

“Thanks to the success of the team at the Kecskemét Mercedes-Benz factory and its products, we expect very good prospects for the future,” said the newly appointed CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft., Christian Wolff, who added that developments are underway through a €15 million investment to expand the logistics hall. The project is expected to be completed by this summer.  

The Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, in central Hungary, opened on March 29, 2012 and currently has a headcount of approximately 4,000, the press release added.