Doubles the production area in €12.7m investment
Cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony: l to r: Peter Horn (General Manager), Laszlo Farago (Mayor of Gyöngyös), Jozsef Bognar (Plant Manager, Gyöngyös), Jozsef Balazs (Member of Parliament)
B. Braun has opened its expanded production site in Gyöngyös, Hungary following the completion of an 18-month building project.
The company has doubled the production area and capacity of the plant in a €12.7m investment, which enables 100 million products to be manufactured each year to meet growing demand. Disposable blood-lines, wound drainage systems, catheters and customised infusion sets are now manufactured in the expanded 5,300m2 cleanroom area. The plant covers around 800 product types, with about 98% exported.
In addition to the growth in capacity and manufacturing space, more than 100 new employees have been recruited. With a workforce of 755, Gyöngyös is B. Braun Hungary’s largest plant. In total the company employs close to 2,000 people in the country.
‘The modern cleanroom has brought processes to the latest standards of technical development and ensures a more efficient production,’ said Jozsef Bognar, Plant Manager of the manufacturing site of B. Braun Medical Hungary.
‘Being the second-largest employer in the region, B. Braun is a main contributor to the economy both locally as well as countrywide,’ added Peter Horn, General Manager. ‘In the past 20 years, we have set lasting values in the healthcare system and invested more than €200m in Hungary, which is a clear message in terms of local commitment.’