Linamar starts up with electromobility in Békéscsaba - VIDEO REPORT

Linamar starts up with electromobility in Békéscsaba - VIDEO REPORT

Levente Magyar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Linamar establishes its European electromobility centre in Hungary. The partly-independently developed electric powertrains of the Canadian automotive company will be manufactured in Békéscsaba for premium category cars. The two units involved in the EUR 78 million investment programme, Orosháza and Békéscsaba, will create 250 long-term, competitive jobs in the coming years.

The over 50-year-old Canadian group's operational areas, among others, include the manufacturing of automotive and mobile industrial equipment and the production of light, heavy and other vehicles. Linamar Corporation has 61 factories, 10 R&D centres, and 25 commercial offices in 17 countries across North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Linamar has three units in Hungary, in Orosháza, Békéscsaba and Gyöngyös, giving work to more than 2,600 people as an active member to the dual training system. Today's investment worth EUR 78 million mostly concerns the company's activities in Orosháza and Békéscsaba. The newly built production hall in Orosháza will give a significant push to the manufacturing of aerial work platforms and self-propelled scissor lifts, creating 100 new jobs.

At the same time, the manufacturing of electronic powertrains, as a new activity in Békéscsaba, is another significant step towards a stronger electromobility sector in Hungary. Linamar's partly independently developed electronic powertrain solutions will be supplied to premium category cars from Hungary. Production in the newly built, 10,000 square metre factory will provide long-term work to 150 employees, relying on the latest technologies.