– A milestone for excellence, sustainability, and innovation
Miskolc, Hungary, September 28, 2023 – Meleghy Automotive, a prominent supplier to Europe’s leading automotive OEMs, is delighted to announce the commencement of construction for its state-of-the-art joining plant in Miskolc, Hungary. This groundbreaking event marks a significant milestone in the company’s history, reaffirming its unwavering commitment to excellence, sustainability, and innovation in the automotive sector.
The foundation stone ceremony of the Meleghy Automotive Hungary Kft. factory in Miskolc took place in the Southern Industrial Park. The investment was supported by the Hungarian state, creating more than half a hundred jobs in the first phase.
As a key player in the production of automotive body components, Meleghy Automotive plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and structural integrity of modern vehicles. The company’s steadfast dedication to upholding the highest quality standards has solidified its position as the preferred partner for the automotive industry.
Why Miskolc? The decision to establish the new plant in Miskolc was carefully considered and strategically chosen to provide several advantages. The plant’s prime location near our customers throughout the region and Europe enhances the efficiency of our supply chains, reducing delivery times and enabling rapid responses to dynamic market demands.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, the Mayor of Miskolc, Pál Veres, emphasized the historical significance of this investment for the city, highlighting that Meleghy Automotive’s decision to produce car body components in Miskolc builds upon the city’s strong metalworking and welding traditions. He expressed his gratitude to Meleghy Automotive for choosing Miskolc amidst fierce competition, underscoring the importance of the investment and the strong relationship between suppliers and parent companies.
Gyula Meleghy, President and CEO of Meleghy Automotive, fondly recalled their first visit to Miskolc in 2019 when they explored the possibility of establishing their presence in the city. He expressed his delight at being part of the Miskolc community and extended his gratitude to the Mayor and Miskolc Holding Zrt. for their invaluable cooperation, as well as the Hungarian government and HIPA for their unwavering support. Gyula Meleghy outlined the company’s plans to work with aluminum and metal, serving as a key supplier to premium car manufacturers worldwide.
Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, highlighted the changing dynamics in the global business landscape. He emphasized that Hungary’s economic ties with Western countries are evolving, with companies like Meleghy Automotive choosing Hungary for high-tech manufacturing. He further underscored the importance of German-Hungarian relations in bolstering Hungary’s economy and praised the pivotal role played by German companies in Hungary’s growth. Minister Szijjártó also commended Meleghy Automotive’s commitment to using renewable energy, aligning with Hungary’s goal to increase economic activity while reducing emissions.
Meleghy Automotive remains unwavering in its commitment to sustainability. The Miskolc plant will exemplify eco-conscious manufacturing practices, leveraging cutting-edge technologies and processes to minimize its environmental footprint. From optimizing energy consumption to efficient resource utilization, sustainability remains at the core of our operations.
The groundbreaking ceremony was a testament to Meleghy Automotive’s dedication to innovation, sustainability, and fostering partnerships that will contribute to the long-term development of the Miskolc region.
André Blech, Managing Director of Meleghy Automotive, expressed, “Our new plant in Miskolc is a testament to our determination to further strengthen our position as a leading premium supplier in the automotive industry. We are proud to offer our customers high-quality products while actively contributing to sustainability. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with talented professionals who share our vision and wish to be part of our growing team.”
Meleghy Automotive remains committed to driving innovation, sustainability, and delivering world-class products to shape the automotive industry’s future. The inauguration of the Miskolc plant is a pivotal step in this journey, and we are excited about the promising prospects it holds.