According to nyugat.hu, the next Hungarian car factory can be built near to the Western Hungarian town, hvg.hu says.
The Indian Tata – which also owns the British Jaguar Land Rover Ltd – mandated an international company to find a suitable area suitable for building cars.
The site has been informed that the company contacted several cities through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Szombathely stayed in the final round, the main rival is Debrecen.
The car factory would be one of the largest such operation in Hungary, and would employ about 8-10 thousand people.
It is in favor of Szombathely that there is a 600- acre land for industrial purposes by the former military airport, including the airport. In this context, nyugat.hu said soil samples were taken in the Szombathely airport in recent weeks.
The site adds that the competent neither confirm nor deny, and there is a great secrecy.
It is memorable that during the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, it was rumored that BMW would build a factory in Hungary, but the specific location was not decided. The company subsequently denied to several newspaper, that they had wanted to build a plant in Hungary.
It strengthens the possibility of the Tata factory investment that the company has been looking for a new factory sit, in connection with which Austria and Turkey were also raised as locations. Tata, which owns Jaguar and Land Rover brands since 2008, doubled the previously not so well-performing sales. During the reign, they successfully renewed the outdated offerings of the two British brands, for example with the extremely successful Range Rover Evoque. At Jaguar, Jaguar XE type is now being introduced, intended to be the competitor of BMW 3, hvg.hu says.
based on the article of hvg.hu
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