Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, on Tuesday awarded the local unit of Heineken a 270 million forint (EUR 748,000) grant to support a 540 million forint upgrade at its brewery in Sopron, in north-western Hungary.
Dutch-owned Heineken Hungária committed to preserve 465 workplaces and to buy 85% of its raw materials from local producers, Szijjártó said. The investment will boost efficiency and expand the brewer’s product portfolio, he added.
Heineken Hungária CEO Geert Swaanenburg said the company had not laid off a single worker even though its catering sector orders had dried up because of the pandemic. Heineken Hungária had revenue of 63.9 billion forints in 2019, public records show.