Huge Japanese automotive investment with Hungarian government support worth 5 million euros
Budapest, Hungary. Huge Japanese automotive investment with Hungarian government support worth 5 million euros. Photo: MTI

Three Japanese automotive suppliers are making investments of 6.5 billion forints (EUR 18.0m) in Hungary, with Hungarian government support worth 2 billion forints, Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said on Tuesday.

Fully 5,300 jobs will be protected as a result, the minister said, adding that the developments will help Hungary maintain its leading edge in Europe’s car industry.

Alpine European Electronics Industry in Biatorbágy, DENSO Manufacturing Hungary in Székesfehérvár and Diamond Electric Hungary in Esztergom are bringing new production technologies and increasing supply capacities to Hungary’s car industry, Szijjártó added, noting that the companies are among the most important car industry suppliers globally.

Fully 173,000 people work in Hungary’s car industry, and in the past ten years the sector’s production value grew two-and-a-half fold to approaching 10,000 billion forints, he added.

Hungary has always aimed to stand on its own two feet economically, he said, consistently building cooperation with the East, primarily in trade and investment, in addition to maintaining western European and north American ties over the past eleven years.

The decision to launch the government’s opening to the East strategy has been vindicated, as demonstrated by a 25 percent increase in trade with Eastern countries over ten years and the fact that

most investment came to Hungary from the East in 2019 and 2020, he added.

Szijjártó also said that coronavirus vaccine acquisitions coordinated by Brussels were progressing slower than previously expected. As a result, the government is continuing talks with Eastern suppliers, he added.

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Source: MTI

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  1. Internationally it is recognized and accepted – that Japan has a higher RESPECT level in matters of Foreign Trade and Investment – than China.
    The extreme High Risk Directional Strategy – that continues to evolve and grow at an alarming accelerated rate in the relationship Hungary is building with China – is Dangerous – Politically and Economically.
    Discussions in Political groups, extending into wider citizen groups, continue to express mounting concerns with the growing Chinese-Hungarian partnership – which could be a major vote loss in the 2022 National Elections, to the present Government.
    This relationship with China is a sensitive Political mine field, and it needs clarifying factually by the Government – what the agenda of this “favoured’ trading and economic “marriage” centers around and not be permitted to “fester” and cause continual unease and uncertainty in Hungary.
    China – must not be given privileges by Hungary, which muchly includes immigration.
    Japan – internationally held in greater and higher esteem than China – especially, when matters of concern in contractual arrangements need discussion and solving, that find a “middle ground” rather than the Chinese philosophy of – our way or no way.

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