Chinese tech giant Lenovo has officially opened its first European in-house manufacturing facility in Ullo, Hungary. The 50,000m2 site is one of the company’s largest factories and will primarily produce server infrastructure, storage systems and high-end PC workstations for customers across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Lenovo currently employs more than 1,000 full-time staff at the site in a variety of engineering, management and operational roles. The company plans to create additional jobs as the facility moves towards full capacity.

The company decided to establish its new factory in Hungary due to the country’s strong infrastructure, skilled labour force and central European location. Lenovo also received local government incentives through the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency.

In a press release, Lenovo EMEA president Francois Bornibus commented: “With our manufacturing facility in Hungary officially open, we’ve reached a profound milestone in our global manufacturing network optimisation and evolution. Hungary’s well-connected location puts us much closer to our European customers so that we can fulfil and sustain their needs while remaining at the forefront of innovation. As our business continues to grow around the world, this incredible new facility will play a key role in our plans to ensure future success and bring smarter technology for all to Europe more sustainably, quickly and efficiently.”