Beurer expands Hungarian site into a European production facility for medical devices
The coronavirus pandemic is presenting major challenges to many companies. Inadequate material availability, production delays and supply bottlenecks due to long transport routes are just a few examples. Ulm-based health specialist Beurer recognised this early on and started producing some of the over 500 products in its range in Hungary over 30 years ago. With the help of coronavirus investment programmes, the government of Hungary was able to provide Beurer with a total of 1.36 million euros in support, which enabled the company to expand the site into a European production facility for medical devices. The new production hall has now been inaugurated.
The German Managing Directors Marco Bühler and Oliver Neuschl as well as the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and representatives from the worlds of business and politics were present at the opening of the Beurer production site in Veszprém, alongside the Beurer Hungary team. With the government subsidy from Hungary to support investment, Beurer was provided with assistance as a German company that has continued to invest in innovative projects and has safeguarded jobs despite extremely difficult conditions during pandemic.
"We are very pleased that we are able to significantly grow our production in Europe by expanding the site in Hungary. In this way, we are setting an example for strong German brands in European trade; it will also enable us to operate independently of international supply chains. Not least, this also creates more flexibility," says Beurer Managing Director Marco Bühler at the celebrations.
"Made in Europe": quality and strengthening of the brand
Beurer has been producing the entire range of flexible heating products in Veszprém in Hungary since 1992. Over the past eight months, the plant has been expanded into a European production facility for medical devices under the leadership of Managing Director Csaba Soós.
The new factory hall comprises two floors with a total area of 3,000 m2 for production lines and offices, as well as a high-bay warehouse of 1,250 m2. Beurer is therefore able to expand its production capacity in Europe and also manufacture products for the medical sector, including medical face masks, infrared lamps, blood pressure monitors (from 2022) and non-contact clinical thermometers (from 2023) in addition to heating products such as heat pads and electric blankets.