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GS Yuasa to set up SLI lithium-ion battery plant in Hungary

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GS Yuasa Corporation will establish a manufacturing subsidiary company, GS Yuasa Hungary Ltd. in Hungary and build a new plant for lithium-ion batteries. These batteries will be used for SLI (Starting, Lighting, and Ignition) applications which are expected to be expanded in the European market. Lithium-ion batteries will be assembled in a new plant with lithium-ion cells made in Japan.

Mercedes-Benz Cars invests €1B in new “Full-Flex” car plant in Hungary; Factory 56 applied to full plant

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Mercedes-Benz Cars is starting construction of its first “Full-Flex Plant“ in Kecskemét, Hungary, about 90 km in the south of Budapest. With an investment of one billion euros, we are building in Hungary the first ‘Full-Flex Plant’ in the global production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

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Mercedes-Benz to invest ~€500M to produce electric compact EQ model at Hambach plant

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The Hambach site in France features many years of experience in building fully electric cars. In Germany the smart brand is the market leader among all-electric vehicles in the first quarter of 2018. The production network of the new generation of compact cars includes the plant in Kecskemét, Hungary, the BBAC production site in Beijing, the COMPAS plant in Aguascalientes (Mexico) as well as the Finnish manufacturing service provider Valmet Automotive.

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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In 2018, for the first time in history, persons aged 65 or above outnumbered children under five years of age globally. These low values underscore the potential impact of population ageing on the labor market and economic performance, as well as the fiscal pressures that many countries will face in the coming decades as they seek to build and maintain public systems of health care, pensions and social protection for older persons. Forecasts Market Background

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Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant to produce compact electric EQ vehicles; 3rd center of competence for EQ models in Germany

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The company will decide on the basis of market demand which foreign locations will produce further EQ models within the production network. Building on the experience gained during the series production of electric vehicles at the location, the workforce is being prepared for the new models and further technological developments with comprehensive training programs.

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