Nilfisk opens a new IT Innovation & HR Services Hub in Hungary

Nilfisk opens a new IT Innovation & HR Services Hub in Hungary

2020. 08. 25.

Nilfisk opens a new IT Innovation & HR Services Hub in Hungary

Nilfisk has been present in Hungary for more than 20 years with assembly facilities in Szigetszentmiklós and Nagykanizsa. Now, Nilfisk is expanding its footprint and investment in Hungary with the establishment of a new joint IT innovation & HR Services hub in Budapest. The new hub reinforces the long-term presence of Nilfisk in Hungary.

Nilfisk is a leading global manufacturer of cleaning machines for professionals and consumers. The company has sales companies in +40 markets with a total annual revenue of EUR 967 million. Nilfisk was listed on the stock exchange in 2017 and has since then set-out to transform the company from a traditional manufacturing company to a provider of cleaning robots and digital cleaning solutions.

Nilfisk is a global leader in the professional cleaning industry, and we are happy to be expanding our footprint and investment in Hungary. Already today, Hungary is a key location for us due to the country's strong production and engineering capabilities and large network of suppliers – as well as the close geographical proximity to Nilfisk's key markets. Today, we have two production sites in Hungary, and now we add a third site as we establish a new joint IT Innovation & HR Services hub. New specialist have started at the new joint hub and we will continue to recruit specialized competencies within IT to further strengthen our internal knowledge base.

- said Anders Liechti, Group Vice President, Head of Transformation and IT.

I am happy to announce, that Nilfisk is establishing a new joint IT Innovation & HR Services hub in Budapest and hereby reinforce Nilfisk's long-term presence and investment in Hungary. Today, more than 17 percent of all employees globally are based in Hungary, which demonstrates that Hungary has a lot to offer for a company such as Nilfisk. With the new IT and Innovation hub we are taking the next step to expand our footprint in Hungary as we establish a site which can support the global Nilfisk organization in running and developing strategic and business-critical IT systems, applications and data. We are currently recruiting more specialists within IT. Based on the talent, we have seen already in the area, we look forward to welcome more developers, specialists and IT Business consultants to Nilfisk.

- added Gabriella Kokai, Head of IT Innovation & HR Services Hub.

Hungary has come a long way in the past decade to become an important production hub in the CEE region and in Europe as well. At the same time, companies settled in Hungary are experiencing the potential and expertise of the Hungarian workforce, that results in further investments supporting the economy to make the next step from the Made in Hungary period to the Invented in Hungary era. The latest investment of Nilfisk is another evidence of this progress: after successfully operating production facilities, the Danish company is moving towards higher added value services by establishing its joint IT Innovation & HR Services hub in Budapest.

- stressed out Róbert Ésik, CEO of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency.