Polymer specialist REHAU is building a new plant in Ujhartyan/Hungary. The green light has now been given for an investment of EUR 150 million for the new production location, in which system components for the automotive industry will be manufactured.
The construction work for the new plant including administration building, generous production and fabrication areas as well as a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly painting line is scheduled to be completed by the end of April 2019. Exterior body parts such as bumpers and spoilers for well-known car manufacturers will then be produced there using an injection moulding process and painted. Construction is planned to start in March 2018.
In the final stage of completion, REHAU will employ about 700 people in Ujhartyan (about 45 kilometres south of Budapest). The plant will be built under the project management of Volker Langenberg. Langenberg has been working for REHAU for more than 30 years, including as plant manager of the production sites Brake and Feuchtwangen.
The land is about 400,000 square metres, the building area about 63,000 square metres. In order to ensure "short distances" between the product lines, the construction of a large, connected building is planned in which the functional areas are optimally arranged. The administration building is connected to the plant by a bridge. Additionally, a central traffic yard will be built to bundle plant traffic.
"The decision to build a new plant in Hungary is part of REHAU's international growth strategy," explains Markus Grundmann, Chairman of REHAU Automotive. The company stands for dynamics, innovation and responsibility. With the new building, which will be built to the latest economic and ecological aspects, the company is paving the way for continued positive development as a premium supplier to the automotive industry, Grundmann explains.