Construction of the new BMW Group Plant in Debrecen to start in spring 2020.

Preparations for the construction of the new BMW Group plant in Debrecen are proceeding according to plan. The municipality of Debrecen is currently preparing the site for the new plant in the northwestern industrial park. 

  • Site preparation for new plant on schedule
  • Construction to start in spring 2020
  • Launch of the recruitment marketing campaign

Munich. Preparations for the construction of the new BMW Group plant in Debrecen are proceeding according to plan. The municipality of Debrecen is currently preparing the site for the new plant in the northwestern industrial park.

“I am very satisfied with the progress of the preparations for the construction of our new plant. The cooperation with the representatives of the city of Debrecen and the Hungarian government is very professional, all agreements are fulfilled”, says Michele Melchiorre, Managing Director BMW Manufacturing Hungary kft. “For us, Debrecen is the perfect choice for our new plant. My team and I look forward to starting construction in spring 2020.”

Since land preparation began at the end of 2018, more than 1,700,000 m³ of soil have been cut and backfilled, around 1.350 meters of underground pipes laid and around 11,000 meters of rainwater trenches placed. About 200 trucks a day drive to and from the site. Vehicular and other infrastructural development planning and construction procedure in the northwestern industrial park are going according to the plan.

At the end of this year, BMW Manufacturing Hungary kft. will install its construction site equipment. The piling works, which will lay foundation for future buildings, will start in spring 2020.

 

BMW Group signs purchase agreement for property

In September this year Michele Melchiorre, Managing Director of BMW Manufacturing Hungary kft., László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen and Zoltán Póser, managing director of EDC signed the final purchase contract for the land in the presence of László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology and Levente Magyar, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs.

 

BMW Group career team already started active recruitment

In autumn 2018, the BMW Group's Career Team commenced its Human Resources (HR) activities and began active recruitment. The first local employees were hired in summer 2019 and started operations in Debrecen for personnel and construction planning.

Further local vacancies are available, see career page https://www.bmwgroup.jobs/hu. Please note, that this is the only valid channel for recruitment activities.

In July 2019 a cooperation contract concerning vocational training was signed with the Debrecen Vocational Training Centre (DSZC). The BMW Group will work with these partners to implement the German dual vocational training concept in Hungary. This will ensure that apprentices are optimally prepared for future occupations in innovative learning environments, with high quality standards and flexible structures. In 2019, the first intake will embark on five years of vocational training: two at school and three in the dual system, with learning in the classroom and on the job at the BMW Group.

Within the next weeks a local Debrecen HR marketing campaign will be started and will be extended within the region Hajdú-Bihar in 2020.

 

Competitive production site in Europe

The decision to expand the worldwide production network with a plant in Debrecen follows the BMW Group’s strategic principle of balanced global growth.

Debrecen is the ideal place for the BMW Group. It was chosen primarily for its very good infrastructure, suitable logistics connections and proximity to the established supplier network. Qualified personnel in the local area were another key advantage. Besides the team at the plant itself, numerous jobs will be created with suppliers and service providers, both within the grounds of the new facility and across the local region.

The BMW Group has been operating a representative office in Hungary since 2004 and enjoys long-standing, positive relations with suppliers in the country.