Flex invests in Zalaegerszeg

Flex invests in Zalaegerszeg

Flex invests in Zalaegerszeg

Automotive electronics manufacturer, Flex develops again its capacities in Hungary. As a result of the more than EUR 10 million investment in Zalaegerszeg, new Surface Mould Technology production lines will be installed, on which communications modules for motor vehicles, energy recuperation systems and performance electronic circuits will be manufactured. The expansion further strengthens the region of Zalaegerszeg as not only a Hungarian, but an European location for automotive industry.

Flex (former Flextronics), a company founded in the US, which goes back to a tradition of five decades, is fundamentally engaged in toll manufacturing of various electronic and IT products. The Company being in Singaporean ownership but having its headquarters in California has two operations and several sites in Hungary; this time an investment affecting the Zalaegerszeg unit, which is manufacturing components for the automotive industry, has been announced.

In the framework of the more than 3 billion HUF worth capacity extension development, which has been necessitated and justified by continuously growing purchasing demand, a manufacturing workshop will be renewed and highly automated machines will be purchased. With the new SMT (Surface Mould Technology) production lines and the newly established manufacturing cells developed for tailor-made products, Flex will manufacture communications modules for motor vehicles, energy recuperation systems and performance electronic circuits, by creating 100 new jobs.

The importance of Zalaegerszeg has been continuously growing, given that to the complex test track, which is suitable for testing conventional and driverless cars alike, the new M76 expressway will be attached soon, which will also serve as a test route, in a manner unique all over Europe. Solar cells integrated into the carriageway will ensure power supply for electronic panels and lamps, they will enable charging without cable the electric cars passing by but the test track will also be suitable for driving at a speed attaining 260 km/hour. In addition, an inter-modal container terminal linked to ports and railways will also be established in the proximity of the industrial park. Parallel with the test track construction 5G network infrastructure is installed in the town and its surroundings to enable the communication of the vehicles and the Smart City network.