NYÍREGYHÁZA, HUNGARY, September 28, 2023: The LEGO Group today announced that it is expanding its factory in Nyíregyháza, Hungary, creating additional production capacity to continue to meet strong demand for LEGO® play experiences.
Carsten Rasmussen, Chief Operating Officer at the LEGO Group said: “The LEGO Group has a strong history of operations in Nyíregyháza, celebrating 15 years of production this year. This investment is one of several strategic expansions in our supply chain network, setting us up for long-term growth so we may continue to delight more children and fans around the world.”
The expansion will include additional packaging modules, warehousing areas, and miscellaneous facilities, which will add 30,000 m2 of built-up area to the current site and will increase the packaging capacity by nearly 30 percent. The Nyíregyháza factory currently employs 3,300 people, with an additional 300 team members expected to be added over the course of the expansion.
Work on the expansion will begin this year and is expected to be completed in 2025.
Chresten Bruun, General Manager of LEGO factory Nyíregyháza and Senior Vice President at the LEGO Group, said:
“Nyíregyháza is a world class manufacturing facility with a highly skilled and motivated workforce. I am thrilled that through our investments, we can bring additional production volume and activity in the next couple years.”
The factory expansions are designed to support the LEGO Group’s sustainability ambitions, including the company’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 37 percent by 2032*. The company built a solar plant at the factory site in 2021, which includes more than 9,000 solar panels, and plans to further increase the amount of energy on-site through rooftop solar panels on the new buildings.
The Nyíregyháza factory is one of three of the LEGO Group’s factories which performs all aspects of the manufacturing and packaging of LEGO products, including moulding LEGO elements, element processing and decoration and packing LEGO boxes.
LEGO Factory, Nyíregyháza Hungary
Investment: 50 billion Ft, or approximately U.S. $136 million, of which 4.3 billion Ft is subsidised by the state
Jobs: Approximately 3,300 employees today, with up to 300 new positions added through 2025. For a full list of jobs, visit: www.LEGO.com/careers
Size: Size today is 232,000 m2, to be increased by 30,000 m2 by 2025 for a total of 262,000 m2
Infrastructure: Additional facilities to be constructed include two new packaging halls, a manual warehouse, new administration building, a car park and more.
Blueprint: Same blueprint for all LEGO factories – high-tech production equipment that ensures each brick is made to the accuracy of 1/10th of a hair’s width. This precision means that LEGO bricks made today fit perfectly with bricks and products made over the past 60 years.
Production activities: Moulding of LEGO DUPLO and LEGO System bricks, DUPLO processing and DUPLO & LEGO packing. Currently there are 51 production lines, to be expanded to 68 in total by the time construction is complete.
Renewable energy: A solar plant built on site in 2021 includes more than 9,000 solar panels across 5 hectares. Rooftop solar panels are expected to be built on the new buildings as part of the expansion.
Compliance: Delivered following our Responsible Business Principles (RBP) due-diligence plan and timeline.
Zero waste to landfill: The factory shares the same ambition as all LEGO operations of achieving zero waste from factories to landfill.
Certification: The aim is to secure Gold LEED certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) for the building once it is completed including energy, water and waste.
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About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its foundation in LEGO bricks, allows children and fans to build and rebuild anything they can imagine.
The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words Leg Godt, which mean “Play Well”.
Today, the LEGO Group remains a family-owned company headquartered in Billund. Its products are now sold in more than 130 countries worldwide. For more information: www.LEGO.com