US-based printing and imaging company Lexmark is opening a regional service centre in Budapest, Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa Najib Bahous, and Hungarian Economy and Development Minister Gordon Bajnai announced on Tuesday.
The center will handle financial, marketing and customer care services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said Lexmark International Technology Hungaria managing director Emmanuel Jan.
The center will employ 50 staff at the start, but another 150 hires will be made in the following year and a half, Bahous said, answering a question.
Bajnai said multinationals employ some 20,000 people at about 50 regional service centers in Hungary. Lexmark, formed when IBM spun off its printing division in 1991, had revenue of $5 billion in 2007. (MTI-Eco)