Daimler resumes production at Mercedes plant in Hungary after bomb threat

The CLA is built at Daimler's plant in Kecskemet, Hungary.

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FRANKFURT -- Daimler has restarted production at its Mercedes-Benz plant in Hungary after workers were evacuated due to a bomb threat on Wednesday, a company spokesman told Automotive News Europe.

"Production was resumed with the night shift after police experts had concluded their on-site investigations in the evening,” the spokesman said, adding that "no explosive device was found."

Hungarian police said an unnamed person called in a threat at 13:30 CET on Wednesday saying that a bomb would go off at the 800-million-euro plant in the central Hungarian town of Kecskemet.

The plant employs over 3,000 people and produced more than 100,000 vehicles in 2013 including the Mercedes CLA and the B class. Kecskemet is the first European Mercedes factory outside of Germany and opened in 2012.

Daimler declined to comment on production losses, saying only that it aimed to make up lost production "as soon as possible."

Reuters contributed to this report

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