Business expansion
Dunantul; Nyugat-Dunantul; Zala
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.7 - Manufacture of bakery and farinaceous products

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 September 2019
Employment effect (start)
31 December 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Bakery products manufacturing company Zalaco launched its new plant in Zalaegerszeg. The investment cost HUF 4 billion (€12 million), of which HUF 836 million (€2.51) was subsidised by the government. The new plant is going to produce frozen and packaged bakery products and confectioneries. Demand for these products has increased substantially in the last couple of years. According to reports, the investment is expected to create 150 new job positions in the new site by 2020. The company said that the plant is in the test trial phase and that actual production is planned to start at the end of 2019.

The company has a strong presence in Western Hungary, except for Pest county and Budapest. Its export volume has been quite limited so far, due to capacity constraints. There is hope that, with the new plant, the company can export to Austria, Slovakia, Croatia and Serbia.



Eurofound (2019), Zalaco Sütőipari, Business expansion in Hungary, factsheet number 98634, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98634.