Business expansion
Alfod es Eszak; Eszak-Alfold; Hajdu-Bihar
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 September 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2024


Motor vehicle manufacturing company BMW is set to start the construction of its new Debrecen plant in the spring of 2020. Even though the plant is not expected to start its operations before 2023, the company has already published job positions for the HR unit. Indeed, the business expansion relies on a continuous search in recruitment, as skilled employees are key for the development of the project. Overall, the company plans to have a workforce of at least 1,000 employees by the time the plant is fully operational.

Even though there is no information as to the models intended to produce in the plant, the company said that the plant is responsible for both battery-powered and internal combustion engines vehicles. The investment cost is projected to surpass €1 billion, for which the government provides €36 million as a direct subsidy, additional €390 million in infrastructure and €105 million on education in the area to ensure the continuous supply of skilled workforce on the long run.

The mayor of Debrecen referred to the plant as the largest investment in the history of the town.


  • 24 September 2019: Heti Világgazdaság (hvg.hu)
  • 30 September 2019: Napi Gazdaság (www.napi.hu)
  • 9 April 2019: Napi Gazdaság (www.napi.hu)
  • 12 October 2018: Menedzser Fórum (mfor.hu)


Eurofound (2019), BMW Magyarország, Business expansion in Hungary, factsheet number 98829, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98829.