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ORBÁN MEETS SENIOR OFFICIAL OF KNORR-BREMSE IN BUDAPEST

 

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Heinz Hermann Thiele, honorary chairman of the supervisory board of Germany’s Knorr-Bremse AG. They discussed the implementation of the self-driving vehicle test track of Zalaegerszeg at the meeting, also attended by Innovation and Technology Minister László Palkovics and István Lepsényi, CEO of Valor Hungariae, a state-owned company aimed to promote the market presence of Hungarian innovations in Hungary and abroad. Phase one of the investment is scheduled to be inaugurated at the end of May. Knorr-Bremse was among the first to join the companies that intend to use the test track. Other topics of discussion included Knorr-Bremse’s plans to set up an innovation centre in Budapest as well as the company’s plans for further investments and developments in Hungary. The company has two production bases in Hungary, as well as an R+D centre.