On Wednesday, September 13, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó presided over the inauguration of Coca-Cola HBC Hungary’s newest warehouse in Dunaharaszti, Hungary.

With the addition of this 2-billion-forint (ca. 8-million-dollar) warehouse, Coca-Cola HBC Hungary’s industrial center in Dunaharaszti is now the largest of its kind in Hungary. The 60,000-square-foot building can accommodate 8.4 million liters of products on 12,000 platforms. In total, the five-football-field-sized facility can serve more than 30,000 commercial units.

Coca-Cola HBC Hungary was the first company to conclude a strategic agreement with the Hungarian government in 2012. Since then, the company has invested around 15 billion forint in Hungary, its revenue has increased from 87.5 billion forint to 106 billion forint, and its tax contributions have grown from 17.7 billion forint to 25 billion forint. Coca-Cola HBC exports products made in Hungary to 25 different European countries. Importantly, Hungarian suppliers provide two-thirds of the company’s raw materials, such as apples and sugar.

Minas Agelidis, Managing Director of Coca-Cola HBC Hungary, and Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, inaugurated the warehouse, which visitors and press representatives were able to experience for themselves.

Thanks to investments like Coca-Cola HBC Hungary’s warehouse in Dunaharaszti, Hungary’s exports could reach 100 billion euro this year – said Foreign Minister Szijjártó at the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday. In 2016, Hungary’s exports were valued at 92,990 billion euro, while during the first half of 2017, they already reached the 50,990 billion euro mark.