After 10 months of construction during the pandemic, the facility opened in June 2022 to support customers throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) with their requirements for server infrastructure, storage systems and high-end PC workstations.
As of June 2023, the facility has provided solutions to more than 1,000 customers in 69 countries and has seen the scale and speed of operations accelerate over the past year. Over 180 customers have visited the site, enabling deeper collaboration, transparency, and understanding with Lenovo customers across the EMEA region.
Lenovo Factory Site Leader Szabolcs Zolyomi said: “Opening the Hungarian facility was an important milestone for Lenovo, extending our international manufacturing operations and representing the significant economic potential for both the private and public sectors in the country. The achievement of shipping one million units is a testament to the past year of internal and external collaboration with our employees and customers. We have been able to respond to customer needs more effectively, with greater efficiency and control over product development and supply chain operations, all while continuing our commitment to sustainability and supporting the local community.”
Since opening, the site has seen a 20 per cent increase in headcount, with 15 different nationalities represented in the workforce community. Lenovo has subsequently been recognized with an award from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Trade for creating the most jobs in the country. Through the Lenovo Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, the facility has also formally partnered with the local community to provide volunteer work and technology to local schools, as well as take part in monthly blood donations in partnership with the Hungarian Red Cross Foundation.