The output of Central and Eastern Europe's automotive industry reached in 2012 the 59% of German automotive industry, which is higher than France and Italy's performance all together. Robust and growing local clusters open new opportunities for industry players.
|Hungarian automotive clusters. source: HITA|
Hungary traditionally focuses more on automotive supplier pyramid and less on OEMs. HITA, the Hungarian government economic development agency's Subcontracting Department goals to embed automotive industry deeper in Hungarian economy, and supports the local supply chain developments of OEMs like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Suzuki, Opel, via forums, data bases, direct search and financial tools. The strong (600+ players) local supplier industry is also supported by cluster organizations like AIPA ('Mercedes cluster' in Eastern Hungary) or PANAC (Pannon Automotive Cluster, the 'Audi-Suzuki-Opel' cluster of Western Hungary), far the largest and strongest cluster in Hungary.
|Czech automotive clusters. source: CzechInvest|
The leading automotive clusters like Moravian-Silesian Automotive Cluster also have excellent information services and business network.
|Slovakian automotive clusters. source: SARIO|
|Polish automotive clusters. source: PaiZ|
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