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Danish manufacturer opens its largest international plant in Hungary

Nilfisk will open an expanded manufacturing plant in Nagykanizsa, where it will employ 450 employees, making it one of the city’s three largest employers.

Nilfisk, the Danish manufacturer of professional cleaning machines, is opening a new 32,000-square-meter plant in Nagykanizsa in Zala County, Hungary. Hans Henrik Lund, Nilfisk’s Chief Executive Officer and CEO, said that the city was chosen due to the “expertise and loyalty of Hungarian employees.” The plant will employ around 450 employees and is now the company’s largest in the world, making up 40 percent of Nilfisk’s total manufacturing capacity. It will manufacture industrial vacuum cleaners and high-pressure washers.

The original factory was first established in Nagykanizsa in 2003. Both the plant and its headcount will now be three times larger than when it first opened. 

Community building and corporate social responsibility are priorities for the 100-year-old conglomerate. It has been operating in Hungary for 16 years and is dedicated to continuous training for its employees, as well as quality production and high-quality customer service.

The Hungarian manufacturer also has a factory in Szigetszentmiklós, Hungary, and altogether employs some 5,500 people in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Its sales for 2018 came in at more than EUR 170 million (about HUF 56 billion), and are expected to be the same this year as well. 

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