Pick is building a new salami factory in Szeged

Pick is building a new salami factory in Szeged

In the framework of a brownfield investment of EUR 110 million, Pick Szeged implements the modernization of their headquarters in Szeged, as well as the automation and expansion of traditional mouldy salami production capacity of conventional maturing. As a result of the investment retaining 1,148 jobs, the sales volume of mouldy salami will increase by around 25% by 2030.

The preparations of Pick Szeged Zrt., which have remained unchanged for more than 150 years and its producer guarantee, are well-known and recognised not only in Hungary but also on foreign markets; Pick Szeged Zrt. has not only become one of the largest meat manufacturing companies in the country but also in Central Europe.

The net sales of the company exceeded HUF 72 billion in 2020, nearly 30 percent of which was due to exports. Pick's meat products are currently distributed to more than 30 countries worldwide.

In the framework of a brownfield investment the company's headquarters in Szeged will be modernised, which primarily results in the automation and expansion of traditional mouldy salami production capacity of conventional maturing.

According to the plans, the first salami bars are expected to leave the plant in the second half of 2024, and the sales volume of meat products will increase by about 25% by 2030.

In the spirit of environmental sustainability, renewable energy sources and solar panels will also be installed under the investment, which in addition to full-scale modernisation, will also help to produce a kilogram of salami with a smaller ecological footprint in the future.