Business expansion
Alfod es Eszak; Eszak-Alfold; Hajdu-Bihar
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.42 - Aluminium production

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 September 2022
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2022
Foreseen end date
31 March 2023


The Hungarian subsidiary of the Chinese auto parts supplier Zhejiang Huashuo Technology, Halms Hungary, is building a new plant in Debrecen which will start operating in March 2023 and the production site will employ 300 workers.

The investment cost is €43 million. The plant will be an aluminium high-pressure die-casting plant that produces various parts for electric vehicles, such as engine housings, gearboxes and inverter cases. The Chinese firm, a prominent provider of motor cases for electric vehicles, decided upon the establishment of the Debrecen plant to get closer to its European customers. This is the first production site of the firm outside China.

The first phase of the investment entails the establishment of a site for processing, washing, testing storing. The second phase, which is expected to start operating in December 2023, entails the installation of a furnace and high-pressure casting machinery. The plant will be a highly automated and fully digitally linked production facility.


  • 6 September 2022: Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (hipa.hu)
  • 12 September 2022: dehir (www.dehir.hu)


Eurofound (2022), Halms, Business expansion in Hungary, factsheet number 107403, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107403.