Rheinmetall Officially Opens Factory in Zalaegerszeg

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Armin Papperger, chairman of the executive board of Rheinmetall AG speaking to an audience including Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Photo by Rheinmetall AG

Rheinmetall officially opened its new factory in Zalaegerszeg (215 km southwest of Budapest) on Friday, according to a recent press release. 

The company said the new plant,which will produce the Lynx infantry fighting vehicle, marked a major milestone and underscored the Group’s commitment to Hungary.

"The opening of Rheinmetall's new factory in Zalaegerszeg is a significant step for our company and a sign of our close ties with the government and armed forces of Hungary, an EU partner and fellow NATO member state", declared Armin Papperger, chairman of the executive board of Rheinmetall AG.

Rheinmetall is playing a major role in Hungary's "Zrínyi 2026" initiative, which aims to reequip the country's armed forces with locally produced modern equipment. 

Consequently, the Hungarian defense ministry contracted Rheinmetall to supply it with tracked and wheeled armored fighting vehicles, in addition to associated services.

Headquartered in Zalaegerszeg, Rheinmetall Hungary Zrt. is focusing on the development and manufacture of wheeled armored vehicles for the Hungarian military, especially the new Lynx infantry fighting vehicle.

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