GE to Transfer Water Ultrafiltration Membrane Production to Hungary

US concern General Electric will move production of ZeeWeed membranes from its Canadian unit Zenon, which it acquired in 2006, to the Hungarian city of Oroszlány.

ZeeWeed technology is the cornerstone of GE's water filtration product line and has been installed in more than 500 drinking water and wastewater facilities worldwide. The Oroszlány Center of Excellence (COE) will bring together the company's most advanced capabilities and expertise to focus on a key technology sector.
GE’s transfer of membrane production to Hungary will create another hundred jobs at its plant in the southeast of the country by the end of 2010, GE told MTI on Monday.
The plant in Oroszlány, which now has a staff of 500, was completed at a cost of HUF 4 billion by the end of 2006.
GE's units in Hungary had a turnover of HUF 667 billion in 2008. Almost all revenue was generated by exports. GE was Hungary's third-biggest exporter and seventh-largest employer in 2008.

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