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Lego to double size of Hungarian plant, raise headcount

Pharma

mti: Tibor Illyes

Danish toymaker Lego announced today that it will invest HUF 30 billion at its Hungarian plant in Nyíregyháza, to more than double the size of the factory, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó speaking at a press conference today. (Photo: MTI/Tibor Illyés)

Hungary’s foreign minister Péter Szijjártó said the investment is being supported with a grant of HUF 4.4 billion from the Hungarian government. Jesper Hassellund Mikkelsen, the companyʼs plant manager in Nyíregyháza, said headcount at the plant is likely to rise by 1,600 as a result of the investment.

The plant will also increase from 120,000 sqm to 250,000 sqm, more than 700 machines will be installed, and packaging capacity will also be expanded, MTI reported.

Mikkelsen said the company believes in the Hungary and that Nyíregyháza is a good city for such expansion and development, as European markets are near, the workforce needs of the company are being met and the authorities are helpful, according to MTI.

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