Budapest (MTI) – There are 6,000 businesses in Hungary based entirely or partially on German capital, the prime minister noted at the launch of the new Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake model, the first of which rolled off the production line at Daimler’s plant in Kecskemet, central Hungary, on Tuesday.
These businesses employ more than 300,000 Hungarians and impact over one million Hungarians, Viktor Orban said.
Outstanding performance requires mutual trust, he said, adding that this trust exists in Kecskemet between the plant’s owners, its managers and employees.
It was Mercedes that “gave we Hungarians the chance to put Hungary back on Europe’s economic map” after the economic crisis, the prime minister added.
Markus Schaefer, board member in charge of manufacturing and procurement, noted at a press conference that the model was the second to be made exclusively in Kecskemet.
Daimler launched production of B-Class models at the plant in Hungary in March, 2012. It started making CLA models in January 2013, he said.
Since the start of production in 2012 more than 300,000 Mercedes-Benz cars have rolled out of the Kecskemet plant, he said.