German heating and refrigeration systems maker Viessmann is opening a 533 million forints (EUR 1.7m) service centre in Pécs in southern Hungary, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Tuesday.
Hungary’s government is supporting the investment, which will create 50 jobs for highly-qualified workers, with a 106 million forint grant, Szijjártó said.
The project will further enhance German-Hungarian economic cooperation, he said. Figures from the first quarter of this year showed a 10 percent increase in Hungarian exports to Germany, which means exports for the whole year are expected to be record high once again, the minister added.
The service centre will support mainly German clients as well as other international customers.
Viessmann has operated a production base in Dombóvar (SW Hungary) for ten years.
The company has 280 employees in Dombóvar and 35 in Törökbálint near Budapest. It will employ nearly 400 people in Hungary including the headcount of the freshly announced service centre.