Heineken Hungária Zrt. Is implementing innovative production modernization and capacity-increasing investments worth HUF 540 million with the support of the Hungarian government for HUF 270 million, the company announced.
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The modernization of the Sopron brewery continues: its efficiency and production quality continue to improve, while its ecological footprint and water consumption are reduced as a result of innovative investments supported by the government. The document was handed over to the company by Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the company said in a statement.
Employees can work on more modern, more environmentally friendly equipment.
Refrigeration and energy plant improvements to improve the energy efficiency of brewing, a beer tank and malt silo for new products, and a high-performance malt delivery system to increase capacity and work safety will also be possible as part of Heineken’s new investments.
To guarantee high product quality, in-line measuring systems are installed and water treatment and purification and sterilization equipment is modernized. These will further improve food safety, as will the acquisition of new laboratory equipment. The source of the developments in the Sopron brewery is partly the support of HUF 270 million (EUR 800,000) provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on behalf of the Hungarian government. Heineken.
“In addition to human health, the coronavirus also endangered their jobs. Last year we made a strategic decision: we will fight unemployment by supporting investments and supporting companies that have made a total investment worth HUF 1,676 billion. We can count it as a huge victory that 125 Heineken Hungária, the owner of the Sopron Brewery, has decided to protect the jobs of its 465 employees and develop and improve its competitiveness by taking advantage of the crisis, with the Hungarian government happy to make half of the 540 million investment, 270 million forints, available to Heineken. Heineken Hungária works with 85% of Hungarian suppliers, and Hungary is the tenth largest foreign trade partner of the Netherlands, so I think it is very important that this support is implemented by a Dutch company, “said Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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