The investment was announced by Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, on December 14. He said the Government is contributing with a €15 million grant and about 4,400 jobs are expected to be created with the expansion. The Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét has around 4,700 employees. In 2018 it produced more than 190,000 compact vehicles, including the compact four-door CLA Coupé and the CLA Shooting Brake. Both of these models are produced exclusively in Kecskemét for the world market. Since May 2018, the new A-Class has been part of the product range at the Hungarian production location.

According to Mercedes-Benz, since it commenced production in 2012, its Hungarian plant has constantly increased in importance within the global production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars. Alongside digital networking, the strengths of the production network are also said to include the direct dialogue with the lead plant for the compact cars in Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg in Germany.