Péter Szijjártó emphasized that several of the Hungarian companies also supply Heineken’s global network. Both Hungarian agriculture and farmers can benefit from the investment, because barley, elderberry and cherries are also procured from Hungary by Heineken, and Hungarian hop production can be restarted with the help of a program launched jointly with Heineken.
With the development, they will increase the efficiency of brewing and food safety and can also produce new products, he said.
He also mentioned that the Hungarian and Dutch economies have built close co-operation, the tenth largest investment community in Hungary is the Dutch, and the Netherlands is Hungary’s seventh most important partner. Last year, trade between the two countries exceeded nine billion euros, he said.
Geert Swaanenburg, CEO of Heineken Hungária Sörgyárak Zrt., Pointed out that last year was difficult due to the restrictions introduced due to the coronavirus, beer consumption in restaurants decreased to zero. However, the company has decided not to lay off any of its employees, he added.
He also mentioned that the Sopron factory produces the highest quality beer in the world of Heineken, which received this award last year.
According to public data, the sales revenue of Heineken Hungária Sörgyárak Zrt. In 2019 was HUF 63.9 billion, HUF 4.7 billion more than in the previous year. Profit after tax increased to HUF 4.03 billion, HUF 1.4 billion more than in 2018.
Heineken Hungária Sörgyárak Ltd. The company last announced in the spring of 2018 that it would expand the capacity of the Sopron plant by thirty percent from its own resources of HUF 2 billion.
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