Business expansion
Dunantul; Nyugat-Dunantul; Zala
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.40 - Manufacture of military fighting vehicles

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 April 2023
Employment effect (start)
13 April 2023
Foreseen end date


Rheinmetall Hungary, the joint venture of German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall and the Hungarian state, will soon complete the preparations for the production start at its new plant in Zalaegerszeg. In the first round, 350 jobs will be created, 200 of which are already filled. The company has announced plans to hire an additional 150 people. The plant will produce Lynx infantry fighting vehicles for the Hungarian armed forces. Production will start around mid-2023. The hiring of personnel is already underway.

The investment cost was €160 million. The Lynx plant will operate in close cooperation with the test track "ZalaZone" – the test track was expanded with an off-road specialized military test track. The presence of  the secondary vocational schools and the higher education infrastructure in Zalaegerszeg was also a factor in attracting the production site in the town.



Eurofound (2023), Rheinmetall Hungary, Business expansion in Hungary, factsheet number 108959, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108959.