Business expansion
Alfod es Eszak; Del-Alfold; Bacs-Kiskun
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles

3,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 November 2023
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2024
Foreseen end date


German automotive conglomerate Mercedes-Benz continues its ongoing large-scale capacity expansion at its Kecskemét production site. The expansion will create several thousand new jobs in the future. As Mercedes-Benz 2023 - Hungary reported earlier, the recruitment connected to the planned capacity expansion has already begun, and the number of new jobs amounts to 200 in 2023. In the coming years, the number of additional personnel may go up to 3000.

The investment includes the construction of a new assembly plant and a new car body plant, along with the comprehensive upgrading of the polishing plant.

According to the CEO of the Hungarian subsidiary, the production capacity may be doubled by the investment. Moreover, the expansion is part of the shift to electric vehicles. From the middle of the decade, the Kecskemét plant will start producing new, fully electric models.

The investment cost is more than €1 billion, part of which is covered by a government grant of €35 million



Eurofound (2023), Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary, Business expansion in Hungary, factsheet number 200635, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200635.