FrieslandCampina votes for Budapest to set up their third services centre

FrieslandCampina votes for Budapest to set up their third services centre

Roel van Neerbos, member of the Executive Board of FrieslandCampina, responsible for businesses in the EMEA region

After the Netherlands and Malaysia, FrieslandCampina establishes their third shared services centre in Hungary. The team of 150 professionals in Budapest will provide financial services for the EMEA operations of the Dutch dairy company. The strategic geographical location and the availability of the highly qualified workforce played a significant role in the positive investment decision for Hungary.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the announcement of the investment

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the announcement of the investment

FrieslandCampina Hungária ZRt. manufactures and markets dairy products in Hungary under the brands Pöttyös, Milli, Oké, Landliebe, Completa and Frico. FrieslandCampina and its legal predecessors have been prominent in the Hungarian food sector for decades. FrieslandCampina Hungary ZRt. employs about 500 people. Its range contains around 120 types of dairy products of which 80 percent are produced locally at the company's plant in Mátészalka. The milk is supplied by dozens of Hungarian dairy farms.

Roel van Neerbos, member of the Executive Board of FrieslandCampina, responsible for businesses in the EMEA region stressed at the announcement, that Hungary's geographical location, the availability of the highly qualified workforce and the foundation of the past decades were the main reasons to set up a regional shared services centre in Budapest. The engagement of the Hungarian government for the project, and the support provided by the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) were another strong points during the decision-making process, he added.