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NYÍREGYHÁZA

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Industrial composition

In Nyíregyháza, the main pulling sectors are the plastics and rubber industries, yet, the machinery, paper, household appliances and automotive industries are also present in the city's economy, as are logistics, trade and financial services.

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Company development

Lego factory
Lego factory

The new 122 thousand square meters factory of LEGO Manufacturing Ltd. was handed over, which is more than three times the size of the previous LEGO factory in Nyíregyháza. Within the framework of the HUF 60 billion investment, 250 new jobs were created.

Innovative development at the Sematic
Innovative development at the Sematic

The Sematic Hungary Ltd. made a more than HUF 200 million innovative development in Nyíregyháza. They purchased new production equipment, so the factory can produce elevator cabins beside the already produced elevator doors. The company which operates over 50 years at elevator industry want to increase the number of employees in the end of the year at Nyíregyháza.

Unique printing and paper industrial development
Unique printing and paper industrial development

The Dunapack Company was presented a folding glue machine, which is unique in Central-Europe. The paper manufacturer operates since 1972 in Nyíregyháza, and made significant development in the past period: The company purchased printing and paper industry equipment which is unique in the region for HUF 1,7 billion. The Dunapack won HUF 850 million support for the investment

Construction of Révész logistics center
Construction of Révész logistics center

The largest logistics warehouse center in Eastern Hungary was handed over in Nyíregyháza. The construction of the hall of more than 50,000 square meters was implemented with an investment of HUF 9 billion, thus creating 85 new jobs.

Installation of a new production line at ContiTech
Installation of a new production line at ContiTech

Capacity expansion and technological developments of HUF 6 billion were carried out at the Nyíregyháza site of ContiTech Magyarország Ltd. Thanks to this, 200 new jobs were created.

Establishment of GOF Hungary plant
Establishment of GOF Hungary plant

Within the framework of the HUF 1.3 billion investment, GOF Hungary Ltd. built a gluten-free oat processing plant, thus creating 10 new jobs.

Expansion of the Eissmann factory
Expansion of the Eissmann factory

As a result of the more than HUF 2 billion development, the production area of the German automotive supplier was expanded by 7,700 square meters, and  new machineries were purchased. Due to this, 140 new jobs were created.

Expension of Hübner production capacity
Expension of Hübner production capacity

Hübner-H Rubber and Plastics Ltd. expanded its world-class technology-equipped automotive manufacturing factory in Nyíregyháza with an investment of approximately HUF 3.4 billion, creating 125 new jobs.

Nyír-Lift Ltd. expands in the Nyíregyháza Industrial Park
Nyír-Lift Ltd. expands in the Nyíregyháza Industrial Park

Nyír-Lift Ltd. is building a 2500 m2 production hall in the Nyíregyháza Industrial Park at a net value of 748.7 million HUF. The investment is expected to create more than 50 new jobs within 4 years.

Further growth of LEGO in Nyíregyháza
Further growth of LEGO in Nyíregyháza

The Danish manufacturer has announced a further 53 billion HUF value development, which will add 72 m2 to the factory in Nyíregyháza . The investment is expected to create 250 new jobs in addition to increased warehousing capacity.

South Korean W-Scope opens its first European plant in Nyíregyháza
South Korean W-Scope opens its first European plant in Nyíregyháza

The South Korean manufacturer will create 1,200 new jobs as part of a HUF 290 billion investment in the electric car industry. This investment will also further increase the region’s influence in the growing electric car industry. The production is scheduled to start in 2024.

First phase of LEGO factory expansion completed
First phase of LEGO factory expansion completed

The first phase of the capacity expansion of the LEGO factory in Nyíregyháza, which started in 2021, has been completed. The completion of the whole expansion is expected in 2023, which increasing the plant’s injection moulding capacity by 50 percent and packaging capacity by 25 percent. The new halls are planned to create 250 new jobs.

Ground breaking ceremony in the Industrial Park of Nyíregyháza
Ground breaking ceremony in the Industrial Park of Nyíregyháza

The W-Scope held ground breaking ceremony related to its factory construction of Nyíregyháza. On the ceremony was attended Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, who highlighted the steady growth of the Hungarian electric car industry, of which this investment is also take part. In his speech, W-Scope President Choi Won Kun noted the importance of environmentally friendly transport. The South Korean company wants to play a major role in this, and as a result W-Scope is now one of the largest manufacturers of separator films. As a result of the nearly HUF 300 billion big investment, the company construct its first factory in Europe in Nyíregyháza. According to plans the production will starts in 2024.

The German Boysen Group chose Nyíregyháza
The German Boysen Group chose Nyíregyháza

The German Boysen Group is setting up a factory in Nyíregyháza as part of a greenfield investment of approximately €150 million! The new factory in the Industrial Park, will produce battery cover plates for the BMW Group’s electric car segment. The investment is expected to create 400 new jobs and the company will recruit local workers.

Chinese Sunwoda starts development in Nyíregyháza
Chinese Sunwoda starts development in Nyíregyháza

Sunwoda Group’s electromobility division is building its most modern battery factory ever in Nyíregyháza. The company is one of the top 10 battery manufacturers for electric vehicles. The factory will be powered by renewable energy and most of its water needs will be supplied by treated wastewater. The investment, worth around HUF 580 billion, will create thousands of new jobs.

Gabriel-Chemie expands its plant in Nyíregyháza
Gabriel-Chemie expands its plant in Nyíregyháza

The subsidiary of the Austrian company, which has been operating in Nyíregyháza for almost two decades, has started a new development at its factory in the Industrial Park. The factory expansion is planned to be completed in autumn 2024, with the production hall and the warehouse being expanded on an area of 2100-2200 m2, and a new two-storey office building being built next to the existing hall on an area of 400 m2. The investment worth more than €4 million is increase capacity and expected to create 50-70 additional jobs at the masterbatch manufacturer.

Education

Primary schools, vocational secondary schools, grammar schools

Modern educational infrastructure and quality education are available in Nyíregyháza. Educational institutions support language learning from an early age, so children can learn English in several kindergartens. There are several bilingual primary schools in the city where students study in English, German and French.

Professional training

There are 8 vocational training institutions of the Nyíregyháza Vocational Training Center in the city. In addition, 2 other vocational training institutions are under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture. In these institutions, nearly 8,000 students were able to choose from more than 50 professions. It offers more than 100 professional trainings that meet the needs of the local economy. It also places great emphasis on dual training and cooperation with partners. Students studying in membser institutions may, in the future, be a suitable skilled workforce for companies in the automotive, rubber and plastics industries, for example.

Universities

There are 3 higher education institutions in Nyíregyháza, the largest of which is the University of Nyíregyháza. The university, which consists of 12 institutions, currently has almost 4,000 students. These institutions offer more than 80 undergraduate and master’s degrees, including agricultural engineering, food engineering, economic informatics, and engineering informatics.

It operates dual training for many undergraduate courses, providing training at professionally qualified companies. In the case of dual training, the participating company also formally teaches the students during the training in a pre-determined way, closely related to the curriculum of the higher education institution. With the help of this training system, a new workforce of higher education can enter the world of work immediately, without any further trainings or additional financial expenditure.