Car mirror factory to be built in Mátészalka from 7M Euros

2011.08.31.
Market leader German-based Flabeg Holding is building a car mirror factory in Mátészalka. The industrial complex´ - being built from the equivalent of 1.9 million HUF - foundation-stone was put into place on Monday. Source: autopro.hu, 2011.08.31. 10:31

Flabeg's Mátészalka-based subsidiary company's CEO Tamás Nagy said at the ceremony: "The 3,520 m2 factory will be ready in the first quarter year of 2012, and it will be the most modern external car mirror manufacturing complex in Europe". He added: "besides this investment, the old Mátészalka factory will be developed as well, the company will setup its self-designed and patented dashboard glass manufacturing production line there."

According to Mr Nagy, the new production warehouse will be equipped with a production line worth 4 million HUF and production will start in February.

Production will double with the help of this development: from next year 12 million external car mirrors will be manufactured every year in the city. Besides production of dashboard glass, car mirror assembly and blind spot information system installation will be done in the factory as well.

Flabeg started production in Mátészalka in 2000, first the production of car mirrors started in a rented warehouse, then the company built its own factory in 2001 which was unfortunately destroyed on 13 September 2009 when fire broke out. This meant the company was forced to continue production in a rented place once again.

Before the fire, in 2008, 12 million car mirrors, furthermore 2 million dashboards were produced in the Mátészalka factory and production value exceeded 19 million Euros.

Flabeg provides workplaces for 250 people in a region where unemployment goes up to 12%. The company is willing to keep the number of staff at the time of technological developments, what's more, they believe the company can further grow.

Among their plans there is a new 2000 m2 warehouse due to be built by 2013, where raw material for car mirror production would be fabricated, replacing import from Germany.

Flabeg Holding, established in Futh im Wald in 1882 as a glass-works, currently operates 13 production bases in nine countries. The group's income was 183 million Euros in 2010.