Balluff to invest HUF 2.1 bln in R&D base in Veszprém

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Balluff sensors

The Hungarian unit of Germany's Balluff, a maker of sensors used in automated industrial applications, will invest HUF 2.1 billion in a research and development base in Veszprém (about 96 km southwest from Budapest), Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Wednesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Hungary's government is supporting the development with a HUF 518 million grant, he added.

The investment will preserve 900 jobs and will create 30 for highly qualified engineers, the minister said.

Balluff's sensors are used in the factories of Audi, General Motors, and Mercedes, including the production lines of Hungary-based automotive plants, Szijjártó noted.

Tamás Ötvös, managing director of Balluff Elektronika said the Veszprém production plant is the group's second largest base.

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