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
29.31 - Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment for motor vehicles

350 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
5 February 2020
Employment effect (start)
5 February 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


The Hungarian unit of Vitesco Technologies – in Debrecen – continues to expand. At present, the site employs 100 people, but several hiring waves are to come in the near future. In the first half of 2020, mostly engineers and supporting personnel will be hired. Then, as the unit starts producing in the second half of this year, the share of the production workforce will grow as well. The staff is expected to reach its full size, 450 employees, by the end of 2021.

To ensure the supply of qualified professionals, Vitesco co-operates with the Debrecen university, especially with the mechatronics and the mechanical engineering faculties.

While Continental, the parent company of Vitesco, is in the process of a substantial global downsizing regarding its internal combustion vehicle parts production activities, the electromobility area is under development. The expansion of the Hungarian unit is part of this process.



Eurofound (2020), Vitesco Technologies Hungary, Business expansion in Hungary, factsheet number 99765, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99765.