Vitesco Technologies starts production in Debrecen following 100 million Euro investment
After two years of construction, the newest Vitesco Technologies plant in Debrecen, Hungary, went now into operation. In the future, the drive specialist will produce high-tech electronics and transmission sensor technology for all types of drive systems in an area of around 7,000 square meters – from all-electric vehicles to plug-in hybrid vehicles and electrified combustion engines.
Vitesco Technologies is further expanding its international presence in order to be able to meet the global demand for clean drive solutions. The company has invested a total of around 100 million Euro in the plant.
“We are systematically aligning our company to the growth market of electronics and electrification,” explains Andreas Wolf, CEO of Vitesco Technologies: “With our new production facility in Debrecen, we are expanding our European production network and are able to competitively handle our customers’ increasing demand for efficient and clean drive technologies with high quality standards.”
One first large-scale production to be manufactured in Debrecen, is the transmission control unit with overmolding technology. Compared with conventional devices, it is not only more robust and lighter, but it also requires considerably fewer production steps. This is thanks to an innovative process known as overmolding. Here, the electronic components, which are arranged on a printed circuit board as in classic control units, are embedded in plastic. Vitesco Technologies uses new, high-precision injection molding processes as well as new, particularly resistant plastics.
In addition to the electronic control systems, the production plant in Debrecen also covers further components in the fields of electrification and electric mobility, including 48-volt belt starter generators for mild hybrids.