Fit for the future: 25 years of Leadec in Hungary
Pannonhalma, Hungary, September 18, 2019 - Leadec has been a strong partner to the automotive industry in Hungary since 1994. On September 12, the day of Leadec’s genesis in Györ, leading representatives from industry and politics met for a conference in Pannonhalma to discuss current and future challenges in the automotive industry.
The success story of Leadec Hungary began 25 years ago with the founding of the site in Győr. Today, the company employs about 700 people in Győr, Kecskemét, Szombathely, Szentgotthárd and Miskolc. A few weeks ago, the team also took over facility management for production halls and a logistics centre at the Maklár site, where steering gears are manufactured. Leadec Kft. has also consistently expanded its services and competencies since its foundation and today offers all services for smooth and efficient processes at manufacturing sites. This ranges from electrical installation and maintenance to internal logistics.
And development is continuing, even with the upheavals in the automotive industry: “Leadec Hungary focuses on advanced solutions in all areas," says Ferenc Dákai, Managing Director of Leadec Kft. “In production, for example, we rely on predictive maintenance or automated guided vehicle systems in logistics in order to continuously increase plant availability and optimize processes”. As part of Leadec's global network, the teams draw on overarching know-how and bring experience from international projects related to Industry 4.0 to customer projects.
In all its activities, Leadec Hungary attaches great importance to sustainable action and demonstrates with various activities that industrial services and the conservation of resources can go hand in hand. In addition, the company supports local organizations that care for needy children.
Exclusive symposium in Pannonhalma
In recognition of Leadec’s 25th anniversary, leading industry, business and political experts met for a conference in Pannonhalma. More than 100 guests were welcomed by László Palkovics, Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technology. He emphasized: "In the past nine years, the output of the automotive industry in Hungary has doubled”. The State Secretary acknowledged that Leadec Kft. has successfully supported the development of the Hungarian automotive industry for 25 years.
In the lectures and discussions, the experts exchanged views on current and future challenges in automotive production. "Not only are the vehicles themselves evolving, but the manufacturers are increasingly becoming solution providers for mobility as well," says Dákai, Managing Director. "As an internationally-active service provider, we can provide a valuable incentive - because we are familiar with the factories and technology and are using our digitized solutions there.”