Nissan to Develop its European Financial Centre in Budapest
Nissan decided to expand its Central and Eastern European regional network. Operating as the centre of this network for as long as one year, the Budapest office is going to support the financial, accounting and invoicing processes of the two European manufacturing units of the company. It also entails the employment of 71 further employees in the first half of 2019.
With its 85 years of tradition, the Yokohama-based Nissan Motor Co. developed into a leading car manufacturer of Japan and the world. It sells its products in more than 160 countries, manufacturing its products in 20 countries. Nissan established an automotive alliance called “Alliance” with the French Renault and the Japanese Mitsubishi in 1999. According to their own data, the Alliance sold the most, that is, 10.61 million cars throughout the world.
Established in 2017, the Budapest business service centre (BSC) is the first and only financial service centre of Nissan in Europe. Also supervising an other service centre of Nissan in India, it provides full accounting services for the subsidiaries of Nissan Europe in close cooperation with that centre, in all major European languages (Nissan sold 756,000 cars in Europe in the 2017/2018 business year).
The activity of the centre, which was established in barely one year ago, is expanded by the full financial support of the Sunderland and Barcelona manufacturing units as a result of which the staff numbers are going to be increased to 71, which is almost double the present one, in the first half of 2019. Further successful operation may result in as many as 100 persons or even more to be employed in the Hungarian centre in just a few years.
We are well aware of the business opportunities offered by Hungary. The ambitious attitude of the young generation had a great influence on the taking of our decision. Another important aspect was the immediate availability of skilled labour for us. Budapest is outstanding in this regard since it has become a major power regarding service centres.
– said Tomasz Latala-Golisz, Managing Director of Nissan Sales CEE.
Apart from Nissan, the centre of the European business service centre network of Ford is also in Hungary. So if we also consider the engineering centre of Jaguar Land Rover to be established in Budapest, it is now three significant car manufacturers who chose Hungary to host the centres of their service portfolios in continental Europe, apart from the five OEMs (Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Suzuki) which have manufacturing units in the country.