Mercedes-Benz Hungária Kft. and Budapest Airport Zrt. have signed a long-term partnership agreement under which the car company’s models will be added to the airport vehicle fleet, including vehicles used in several different functions, including handling of air traffic. Some of these new cars will be manufactured by Hungarian workers at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét.
All the new vehicles will be equipped with the most modern engines and regulator systems available, to significantly reduce pollutant emissions and support Budapest Airport in its commitment to protect the environment.
The two companies signed the agreement at the SkyCourt Conference Center at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The airport will modernise its fleet with various Mercedes-Benz models, which will contribute to further increasing service quality in Hungarian aviation by supplying safe, reliable and comfortable vehicles.
“We are proud to welcome Mercedes-Benz among our partners here at Budapest Airport,” said Jost Lammers, the CEO of Budapest Airport. “Both of our companies work in a highly competitive industry, automotive and aviation, where only commitment to excellence, perfect service to customers and sustainable growth can earn leading market positions. We are both committed to these principles. The partnership with Budapest Airport will bring another reliable and long-term customer for Mercedes-Benz in Kecskemét and will result in the creation of further jobs in their Hungarian facility.”
Ingo Fröhlich, the managing director of Mercedes-Benz Hungária Kft., said: “Mercedes-Benz is committed to the highest quality, both in the design and manufacturing of its models, as well as in customer service. As part of our long-term co-operation, not only will we provide the perfect Mercedes-Benz quality for Budapest Airport but the new fleet will indirectly serve the comfort of passengers at the airport as well. We are especially delighted that the new fleet will include models manufactured in Hungary.”
Some of the vehicles will be from the new B-class unveiled in 2014 and produced in Hungary. Thus, Budapest Airport is indirectly supporting Hungarian employees and Mercedes-Benz’s “World class from Hungary” program.
In August Budapest Airport announced that, after various long-term measures, it had reduced its environmental impact, i.e. its carbon dioxide emissions, by 15%. The new Mercedes-Benz fleet can contribute to a further improvement, with the company performing the checks and maintenance required to guarantee the perfect technical condition of the vehicles free of charge for four years or 120,000 kilometers, as is the case for all its new passenger cars.
The new co-operation is by no means the debut for Mercedes-Benz at Budapest Airport, where various models such as the Actros, Unimog and Sprinter already play an important part.