PORT ORANGE — A Hungarian producer of outside health gear plans to interrupt floor right here this spring on a producing plant/distribution heart that can develop into its base of operations for the USA.
“It should occur this yr, Q2,” wrote Piros Pazaurek, the honorary consul of Hungary for Central Florida, in answering when the Hungarian firm BeStrong expects to start building of its future plant on the Eastport Industrial Park in Port Orange.
Pazaurek has been concerned in efforts to help BeStrong proprietor Zoltan Katona find a location for his deliberate US facility. She confirmed that will probably be each a producing plant and distribution heart. She added that no financial incentives have been concerned in Katona’s choice to pick out Port Orange as the location.
The Daytona Seashore Information-Journal was unable to talk with Katona.
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Firm purchased web site in September
Volusia County property information present that an entity doing enterprise as “BeStrong USA Inc.” paid $178,000 in September for the two.7-acre vacant lot at 4440 Eastport Park Manner in Port Orange.
The corporate within the deed of sale listed its submit workplace deal with as 601 Innovation Manner, Daytona Seashore, which is the placement of the Volusia County-funded UCF Enterprise Incubator at Daytona Seashore Worldwide Airport the place Pazaurek maintains an workplace underneath the identify Hungarian Hub.
Mike Springer, a spokesman for the Metropolis of Port Orange, mentioned representatives of BeStrong held a “pre-application assembly” this previous fall to debate the development of a 13,000 to fifteen,000-square-foot warehouse constructing on a property referred to as “Lot 4 ” on the Eastport Industrial Park.
“Right now, town has not acquired an official web site plan or constructing allow for this mission,” Springer confirmed on Jan. 5. “The town anticipates receiving (functions for) permits for the mission later this spring.”
Staff Volusia Financial Improvement Corp. CEO Keith Norden in a information launch mentioned his group, which recruits firms to Volusia County, labored for practically three years to persuade Katona to find his US base of operations right here. “We’re excited to welcome this Hungary-based producer of outside train and leisure gear to Port Orange.”
In response to the Hungarian Export Promotion Company, BeStrong was based in 2000 and has grown to develop into one of many largest producers of health parks and sports activities gear in Hungary.
Katona, within the information launch issued by Staff Volusia, acknowledged that it has been a “long-term aim” of his so as to add a base of operations in the USA. “Firstly, we thought-about establishing in Miami, however after deeper analysis and assist from the Hungarian Overseas Mission, we began to look additional and located a house in Volusia County,” he mentioned. “We appreciated the welcoming enterprise surroundings and the skilled assist from Staff Volusia EDC, the UCF Enterprise Incubation Program, in addition to the robust Hungarian group within the space.”
BeStrong plans to speculate $5 million to construct and equip its Port Orange facility, in line with Staff Volusia. The plant is predicted to create 20 manufacturing jobs.
“The Metropolis appears ahead to working with BeStrong on growing its first location in the USA and seeing it develop into a nationwide chief in out of doors sports activities gear manufacturing,” acknowledged Wayne Clark, Port Orange metropolis supervisor, within the information launch.