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Construction of BMW Group’s Debrecen plant to start in 2022

BMW Group will build its first factory for the “Neue Klasse” generation of models in Debrecen, where solely electric vehicles will be produced starting mid-decade.

The future BMW’s plant in Debrecen will be built on 400-hectares with an investment of more than EUR 1 billion. The  Hungarian government supported the investment with HUF 12.3 billion. The plant will produce 150,000 cars a year and create more than 1,000 new jobs.

The first phase of building, including the construction of the central office and training center, will start in 2022, the German company told MTI on Wednesday.

Work is also underway to install drainage ditches, water pipes and other infrastructure facilities, as well as the power supply, roads and parking areas, BMW said.

BMW Group’s development team will focus on the construction of a number of non-technological buildings in 2022, including for design, qualification and training, HR and management. Calls for tenders for the construction of technological buildings such as the press shop, the structural engineering department, the body shop and the assembly hall will be opened in the coming months, they added.

“The team building our facility and the city of Debrecen are doing an excellent job. Our cooperation with the municipality and the representatives of the Hungarian government has been extremely professional, and all our agreements have been fulfilled on time. I am also very pleased with the progress of the construction works on our site,” Michele Melchiorre, Managing Director of BMW Manufacturing Hungary Kft., wrote in the statement.

The construction phase about to start will open up new career opportunities, with a focus on areas such as human resources, facilities management, finance and procurement.

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