Denmark's Coloplast completes third expansion stage at Hungarian care products plant

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Coloplast group executive VP Allan Rasmussen (L) and general manager Jesper Grunnet-Jepson at Nyírbátor ceremony

Danish medical care products company Coloplast is still growing in Hungary where it has just completed a new production hall at its plant in Nyírbátor east of Budapest.

Completion of this third expansion phase has seen the factory grow to 63,000m2, including a 14,000m2 cleanroom area, warehouse space of almost 8,000m2 and more than 4,000m2 of office accommodation.

Nyírbátor site, which now employs a 2,100 strong workforce, manufactures a range of medical continence care and wound care products. The first production line to be moved into the new hall and up and running in late May was Coloplast’s ‘SpeediCath Flex’ catheter product.

Continuing expansion at the Nyírbátor site, originally opened in 2007, was essential due to growing demand for the Danish group’s range of care products, Coloplast said.

The latest manufacturing unit was jointly opened by group global operations vice president Allan Rasmussen and Jesper Grunnet-Jepson, vice president and general manager at an inauguration ceremony. They were joined by Nyírbátor mayor, regional officials and Coloplast local executives and other employees.

“To preserve our market leader position within global ostomy and continence care, we must always be one step ahead of the market and our competitors,” commented Grunnet-Jepson.

“With this expansion, we now have the possibility to receive even more innovative products from research and development (R&D),” the general manager added.

Humlebaek, Denmark-based Coloplast group, which also celebrated its 60th anniversary last year, operates another plant at Tatabánya in northwestern Hungary which has also seen investment in expansion recently.  

Coloplast group delivered organic revenue growth of 8% in the first three months of the financial year 2017-18 while reporting growth in Danish kroner by 5% to DKK 3.95 billion (over €530m).

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