Manufacturing is to begin in the largest project of Wuppermann so far

Levente Magyar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Wuppermann Group established a unit with a turnover of 500,000 tonnes/year at the Győr-Gönyű port, comprising four manufacturing and logistics halls with a total floor area of 33,000 square metres. The products made at the hot-dip galvanising and steel cutting plant will be primarily used in the automotive and construction industry. The four manufacturing and logistics halls can be accessed by road, rail and water. The project implemented with the assistance of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) will create about 200 new jobs.

Levente Magyar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Founded in 1872, the Wuppermann Group has interests in 11 countries by now and has 9 manufacturing facilities. In 2016, the company realised sales of EUR 522 million with a total number of employees of 1,500 worldwide. The company's steel products are used in various areas, including engineering solutions, automotive industry, furnitures, sanitary products, energy equipment and storage solutions.

The company sought a location for implementing its new project at a Danube port, for which it found the port of Győr-Gönyű suitable in Hungary. The four manufacturing and logistics halls built in a greenfield project are the largest project in the 145-year history of the Group, with which it can provide optimal long-term supply to their customers. Thus, in addition to traditionally strong vehicle manufacturing, the area of Győr is strengthened today by a new industry.

In terms of the employment rate, most people work in the area of Győr in Hungary, that is, Győr and its area are an important investment location for investors not only at national level, but also in Central Europe. One of its important elements is the port of Gönyű where, due to continuous developments, one of the largest transport hubs in Western Transdanubia will be created.

The about 6,000 German companies operating here provide jobs to 300,000 people in our country; their investment sentiment is well shown by a 2016 survey of the German-Hungarian Chamber of Economy and Industry (DUIHK) according to which four-fifths of German companies would reinvest their capital in Hungary again and would operate here.