Lego Invests HUF 54 bln in Expansion in Hungary

Manufacturing

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Danish toymaker Lego will invest around HUF 54 bln at its manufacturing base in Nyíregyháza, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced on Thursday.

Lego Manufacturing Kft is expanding its packaging and warehouse capacity in 2023-2025, creating 300 jobs, Szijjártó said. The state is supporting the investment with HUF 4.3 bln, he added.

The Danish company's local unit will also expand its solar park and undertake a geothermal energy project, he said.

In a press release, Lego said the construction of a new production hall at the base in Nyíregyháza would start in 2024 and boost the output of Lego sets there by 30%.

A combined 30,000 sqm of building space will be added at the base, bringing the total area to 262,000 sqm. The number of packaging lines will increase by one-third to 68.

Production at the new hall will start in H2 2025.

Around 3,300 people work at the Lego base in Nyíregyháza at present.

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