Daimler intends to invest in Hungary to increase compact car manufacturing

After Daimler launched output of a new Mercedes-Benz model, the CLA Shooting Brake, he decided to enlarge manufacturing at the factory Kecskemet in Hungary.

Thomas Geier, the head of Kecskemet factory in Hungary said at the press conference: “We have invested a billion euros ($1.2 billion) into this factory and we will invest more.”

But it was not said how much money would be invested in the factory and what would be the whole output. In 2014 the plant in Hungary produced 150 000 cars.

Geier noticed that a reason for increasing manufacturing at the plant is a strong demand for compact Mercedes models such as CLA and B classes that are made in Hungary.

Geier also added: “We will invest in the future as the compact car family develops further. There will be a new series and the Kecskemet factory will take part in this actively. ”

In the near future a compact lineup at Mercedes which includes the GLA crossover and CLA sedan will be replenished with CLA Shooting Brake.

Earlier the automaker mentioned that Mercedes compact cars’ sales grew in 2014 by 25%.