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Opening ceremony of the new Solar Park of Videoton

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Our company group strives for environmentally friendly operation and the local use of renewable energy resources. Therefore the Videoton Solar Power Plant started operating at the beginning of August 2019.
It was presented to the public on 6th August by Dr. András Palkovics-Cser, the Mayor of Székesfehérvár and Ottó Sinkó the co-CEO of Videoton.

In case the experience will be as expected, Videoton plans to further expand its solar park.

Opening ceremony of the new production facility of VIDEOTON EAS Kft.

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In Székesfehérvár the new production facility of VIDEOTON EAS Kft.,one of the biggest subsidiaries of VIDEOTON company group, which provides electronic component insertion and electromechanical assembly, was opened by Mihály Varga, Minister of Finance and Dr. András Palkovics-Cser, Mayor of Székesfehérvár.

VIDEOTON Elektro-PLAST Ltd., Factory of the Year in the category of ”innovation”

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The technological magazine ”GyártásTrend” announced the competition ”Factory of the Year” for the fourth time, which aims to find the production company of the year and the winners of the advertised categories according to complex criteria.

The managing directors of VIDEOTON Elektro-PLAST Kft. could receive an award for the first place winner in the category of “innovation” at an event organized on 3 May, 2019.

According to the application material VIDEOTON Elektro-PLAST Kft. submitted, the company was added to the short list of the participants in two categories (”innovation and ”worker satisfaction”), while VIDEOTON Battery Technologies Kft. was also added to the short list in the category of ”innovation” and ”production support processes”.

Until the award ceremony the results were unknown to all the participants. Balázs Fábián and Levente Pálca managing directors received the certificate and the plaque of the first prize winner in the category of ”innovation” in the name of VIDEOTON Elektro-PLAST Kft.

Successes and challenges at Videoton

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Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Videoton Group reached a new record in the first 8 months of 2018 thanks to increasing its turnover by 11% compared to the same period last year.
By the end of 2018, the turnover of our manufacturing subsidiaries is expected to triple compared to what they had 10 years ago when the global financial crisis broke out.

Based on its turnover, Videoton Group continues to be among the TOP 5 contract manufacturers headquartered in Europe while being in TOP 3 based on value-add figures.
The profitability competitiveness, technological complexity and service level of the group are considered outstanding even on a global level.

At the same time this is also the most challenging year for the group. Due to the lack of manpower, our growth had to be realised with a practically unchanged headcount.
The number of employees at our manufacturing subsidiaries was 7.250 at half-year. Together with our service companies the figure was 10.700 in total.
We were able to realise our results with a wage increase that was higher than the average in the National Economy.

It further increased the challenges of this year that Videoton is realising the biggest investment of its history. The total amount of investments will exceed 14 billion HUF in 2018 which is 2,5 times more than the typical figures of the previous years.

All investments are continued to be financed from Videoton’s own capital.
The investments are linked to our core activities & existing businesses, largely concerning the fields of Industry 4.0, integrated ERP and digitalisation. They are also expected to establish a solid base for the development of the Group in the coming decade.

Outstanding Results in 2017

konszolidalt arbevetel2017 is the 8th consecutive year when Videoton booked record revenue.

The revenue increased by 10%, which - according to preliminary estimates - may exceed 550 million EUR.

Gross margin increased proportionally. Progress was spectacular in all market and vertical segments. The headcount of the manufacturing companies increased by cca. 400 until November 2017. Thus, the number of Videoton employees by now is above 10 500, out of which over 6 300 are employed in the domestic production.

As a result of the outstanding financial stability, technological diversification and intense investment program, Videoton's competitiveness continues to improve resulting in substantial new program awards in all major segments: the automotive industry, industrial applications and small household appliances.

New electronics assembly hall is under construction in Szekesfehervar

honlapra foto alapkoEMS subsidiary of VIDEOTON Group, VIDEOTON EAS Kft. staged the official foundation laying ceremony of its new prodaction facility in December 2017

Videoton Group is one of the most significant player in European ownership among the Electronic Assembly Services (EMS) companies, being in the TOP 30 largest firms of the industry worldwide. The 2 specialised EMS subsidiaries of the Group – VIDEOTON Autóelektronika Kft. which is manufacturing solely automotive electronics products and VIDEOTON EAS Kft which is specialised mainly in diverse industrial applications – manufactured 1.800 different types of products with a staff of 2,200 people on a surface of 43,000 sqm, inserting over 3 billion components on 30 SMT lines in a volume of more than 60 million pcs in 2016.

As market demands continue to increase, both companies are in need of further capacity expansion together with the increase of the production area. For this reason, a new modern assembly hall on a surface of 20,000 sqm and with a full infrastructure will be constructed for VIDEOTON EAS Kft. at the central Szekesfehervar site of Videoton. While the vacated area of the existing assembly building will give VIDEOTON Autóelektronika Kft. the opportunity to expand further.
Along with the assembly area of 8,500 sqm a significantly automatized warehouse of 4.500 sqm will be also established in the new hall. The total value of the building investment will be at ca. 5.5 billion HUF out of which 500 million HUF will be dedicated to the warehousing infrastructure. The technological investment containing new SMT lines, wave and selective soldering, testing equipment as well as assembly stations will amount to ca. 1.5 billion HUF only in case of VIDEOTON EAS Kft. in the next 2 years.

The investment will be financed fully by Videoton which is again a good example for the financial strength of the contract manufacturing company. As a result of the expansion – which is going to be completed by the end of 2018 – the current staff of 770 people will reach 1,000 at VIDEOTON EAS Kft., while their turnover will grow from the current 70 million EUR to 100 million. Furthermore, VIDEOTON EAS Kft. producing PCBA’s, electronic modules and complex final assembled products (kivenném), can strengthen its position on the market not only by fulfilling the increasing demand of its existing customers but by building up new potential business partners.

Thanks to its state-of-the art machine park, technological diversity and high flexibility, VIDEOTON EAS Kft. provides complex and competitive services to customers ranging from large global industrial groups through traditional medium-sized companies to innovative start-ups in Industrial, Railway, Household appliances and Building Automation segments.

VIDEOTON NOW MAKES BATTERY PACKS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY AS WELL

automotivebatterypackThe VIDEOTON subsidiary specialized in the manufacturing of small household appliances, industrial products and battery packs is now manufacturing battery packs for the automotive industry, too. The subsidiary in Kaposvar supplies a new innovative product for a German Tier-1 Automotive company. This Li-Ion battery pack is part of an e-call system used in passenger cars. VIDEOTON did not only carry out the sampling process but also contributed significantly to the product’s success through its DfX services. Furthermore, the industrialization of the product was also realized completely by the local engineering team.

Our engineers proposed several improvements on the prototype in terms of manufacturing and assembly. Following that, they also designed the plastic housing of the battery pack during which they could utilize the product optimization possibilities of the in-house 3D printer and 3D scanner. The assembly line that is used in serial production and consists of several automatic assembly & testing stations was designed and manufactured by the production engineers of our subsidiary. Furthermore, they also developed a special traceability system for this project. This is also the first time that Kaposvar uses laser welding in its operation.

It has also contributed greatly to the success of the project that the project was able to take advantage of the integrated manufacturing structure of VIDEOTON Group. The ECU of the battery pack is supplied by VT Automotive Electronics Kft. which is fully specialized in the manufacturing of automotive electronics (PCBAs, modules). While for them, the ICT and functional test equipment was provided by VT-ASYST, the VIDEOTON subsidiary specialized in the design and manufacturing of special purpose machines.

VIDEOTON has been manufacturing battery packs in Kaposvar and Marcali for almost 20 years (with now close to 300 people) for a wide range of different markets such as Consumer, Power Tools, E-bikes and Industrial applications, providing full-scale manufacturing and DfX services for customers.