Ford opens Regional Parts Center in Biatorbágy
From left: Yiannis Tavanidis, Péter Szijjártó, and Tamás Menczer
Ford opened its Regional Parts Center in Biatorbágy (about 17 km east of Budapest) this week, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
The official opening event was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szíjjártó, Minister of State for Communication and Hungary's International Profile Tamás Menczer, and Ford regional director Yiannis Tavanidis.
The newly established Regional Parts Center serves 15 CEE countries, meaning that in addition to Hungary, official Ford dealerships in Austria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia will also receive parts from the center.
"Today's event is an important milestone in Ford's history in Hungary and I am delighted that we are continuing on the journey we have started more than 10 years ago. Our local office started working in Hungary and the EDM markets in 2007. The first major growth of the organization came when Ford Motor Company opened its regional headquarters in Szentendre in 2012. The next step was the establishment of the Ford Business Service Center in Budapest in 2018, which enabled us to increasingly locate Ford's European and global operations in Hungary, covering product design, marketing, aftersales, HR, finance, and many other areas," said Yiannis Tavanidis.
He added that the new center in Biatorbágy is the company's Rapid Regional Parts Center in Europe, which means that Ford dealerships in the CEE regions will receive parts faster.
Ford Motor Company partnered with Arcese Group to build the 10,000 sqm center, which has the capacity to store more than 18,000 different Ford parts. The new development currently provides employment for 55 people.
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