MAM baby products invests nearly €9m to boost Hungary plant capacity

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Production set to rise from 80 million units to 92 million units during 2017

A Hungarian manufacturer of plastics baby products is investing nearly €9m to enlarge its production plant and boost annual production capacity to 105 million units by next year.

Austrian-owned MAM-Hungária kft. is to double the area of the plant at Vaskeresztes, close to Hungary’s border with Austria, to 13,400m2 and raise the output of baby bottles and pacifiers by a quarter, according to plant director Kiss Katalin.

MAM production is set to rise from 80 million units to 92 million units during 2017, while output is scheduled to increase again to reach between 100 million to 105 million through next year, Katalin was quoted as announcing by Hungarian news agency MTI.

The Hungarian offshoot of Vienna-based BAMED MAM Group, a global leader in manufacture of baby products, is understood to be planning to retain its current 518 strong workforce to handle the capacity expansion.

MAM- Hungária’s latest investment project is in part aimed at developing and delivering improved and safer products to the international market.  

The company prides itself on avoiding the use of the controversial plastics additive bisphenol A (BPA) in the production of its baby and toddler feeder products. Its products are made of polypropylene rather than polycarbonate which has required the additive, it said.

The Vaskeresztes expansion project includes the construction of a new 2,000m2 production hall along with a new 4,000m2 warehouse and 1,400m2 offices. The constructed area of the site is scheduled to reach 13,000m2, Ms Katalin was reported as saying.

MAM-Hungária expects its revenue to top €45m during 2017, an increase from the annual figure last year of €37m.

MAM group, with international marketing and design based in Vienna, operates a product development centre in Siegendorf, Austria. It operates another production plant at Wollerau in Switzerland.

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