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Vitesco Technologies celebrates the official opening of its smart factory in Debrecen

  • 7,000 square metre plant represents the Industry 4.0 concept, with self-driving transport robots and intelligent solutions 
  • By mid-2022, Vitesco Technologies will create roundabout 450 jobs in its new factory, also for highly qualified engineers
  • The Hungarian plant further strengthens the company's ambition to become a leader in electrification

Debrecen, June 24, 2021. Today, the Debrecen plant of Vitesco Technologies, a leading international provider of modern drivetrain technologies and solutions for e-mobility, has been officially opened. The 7,000 square metre plant, which is already in operation since February, further increases the company's international presence to meet the growing demand for clean propulsion solutions. The event was attended in person by Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dr. László Pósán, Member of Parliament, Dr. László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen, and Dr. Hans-Jürgen Braun, Senior Vice President of Operations at Vitesco Technologies.

 

Lukas Juranek, Managing Director of Vitesco Technologies Hungary Kft., said in his welcoming speech: "We have created a high-tech smart factory that meets the needs of energy-efficient green investments. In Debrecen, Vitesco Technologies not only manufactures high-quality products for clean and sustainable mobility, but also offers excellent career opportunities for employees in the region."
„This state-of-the-art plant will play an important role for Vitesco Technologies in following global trends in the automotive industry such as electrification, digitalisation and sustainability. It will contribute significantly to achieving the future strategic goals of our global manufacturing network.“
– Dr. Hans-Jürgen Braun, Senior Vice President of Operations at Vitesco Technologies

In his speech, Dr. László Pósán, Member of Parliament for the region, recalled that “Debrecen is a city that has been open to innovation for centuries, while also being tied to its traditions. That is why Vitesco Technologies has found an ideal partner in Debrecen, which, like Vitesco Technologies, has ambitious and forward-looking plans. The new factory offers the opportunity for employees to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge and learn about the latest technologies locally.”

 

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, highlighted that “the automotive industry is the backbone of the Hungarian economy. This is why it is important for the government to maintain this role in the new era of the automotive industry. The new Vitesco Technologies plant in Debrecen plays a prominent role in this.”  

 

With the opening of its new factory in Debrecen, Vitesco Technologies will create roundabout 450 jobs in the city by mid-2022. The plant represents an investment of around €100 million euro and produces high-tech automotive electronics and transmission controls. It will also cover a range of other areas of electromobility and vehicle electrification, such as 48-volt starter generators for mild hybrids. The plant is a member of the international RE100 initiative and uses 100 percent renewable electricity for its operations.

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“This high-tech plant is already showing what the factory of tomorrow will look like – intelligent, lean and green,” explains Dr. Hans-Jürgen Braun, Head of Operations
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At its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, Vitesco Technologies produces high-tech electronics and transmission sensor technology for all types of drive systems in an area of around 7,000 square meters – from all-electric vehicles to plug-in hybrid vehicles and electrified combustion engines.
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One first large-scale production to be manufactured in Debrecen, is a control unit with the innovative overmolding technology.
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The Overmolding technology not only makes control units more robust and lighter, it also requires considerably fewer production steps.
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