HELL hands over Hungary’s first aluminium beverage can factory in Szikszó

HELL hands over Hungary’s first aluminium beverage can factory in Szikszó

uniquely in Europe, the production of both cans and soft drinks takes place within the same group

Due to the aluminium beverage can factory recently handed over, uniquely in Europe, the production of both cans and soft drinks takes place within the same group. In its new plant constructed in the framework of a EUR 97 million investment, QUALITY PACK Zrt., member of the HELL Group, will produce approximately 1.2 billion pieces of 250 ml aluminium beverage cans and ends yearly. In addition, major developments are taking place in the filling, logistics and commercial units as well. As a result of the expansion, 320 new jobs will be created by the end of 2019.

Entrance of the HELL ENERGY factory in Szikszó

Entrance of the HELL ENERGY factory in Szikszó

Due to the aluminium beverage can factory recently handed over, uniquely in Europe, the production of both cans and soft drinks takes place within the same group. In its new plant constructed in the framework of a EUR 97 million investment, QUALITY PACK Zrt., member of the HELL Group, will produce approximately 1.2 billion pieces of 250 ml aluminium beverage cans and ends yearly. In addition, major developments are taking place in the filling, logistics and commercial units as well. As a result of the expansion, 320 new jobs will be created by the end of 2019.

Having developed in just over 10 years into Hungary's market leader, but also into an internationally dominant producer of energy and soft drinks, HELL has implemented investments worth over HUF 50 billion over the past decade near Szikszó, as a result of which the company now employs more than 540 people in the disadvantaged Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county.

Due to the ever increasing domestic and export market demands, in 2016 HELL ENERGY decided to implement a complex series of developments: in order to manage the increase in the volume of production and to ensure a safe serving of the export markets, the aluminium can factory was built, and, in the framework of a greenfield investment, by 2019, a 5,000 square-metre bottling plant will be built with new production lines, expanding the existing capacity with manufacturing and service facilities.

The 42,000 square-metre QUALITY PACK can factory handed over by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade László Szabó and QUALITY PACK's Managing Director Barnabás Csereklye has a capacity of 1.2 billion pieces per year which allows the production of state of the art 250 ml aluminium cans and ends. With one of the most modern and efficient technologies available in the world, 3,000 cans and ends are produced per minute at the Szikszó factory.

With the completion of the development, HELL's annual production capacity is expected to grow by 700-800 million pieces, which means quadrupling the previous can filling volume. The investments whose total value amounts to approximately EUR 97million and which have created 320 new jobs are supported under an individual government decision by the Hungarian Government – with the assistance of Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) – with a EUR 2.3 million non-refundable subsidy.