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2nd Videoton Sport and Family Day

IMG 7529The Videoton Sport and Family Day was a great success again at the VVSI Sport Centre in Velence in June. Despite the heat more than 1500 employees and family members participated in the event organised by the company group.  Wide range of sport activities and further programme alternatives were offered to the inquiring adults and children.
The winners of the different contests (like dragon boat, cycling, badminton, rope pulling, outdoors cooking) were rewarded with medals and certificates of merit. Beyond the competitions, the employees and their families could challenge themselves in kayak-canoe, beer box climbing, badminton, basketball as well as on the climbing wall.  Amenities of the place for children included water tours on Lake Velence, various jumping castles, labyrinth, ball-sea, archery, pottery, face painting, while the Videoton clown was more than happy to bend balloon animals for those who were interested. Children were enthusiastic also for the game called three trials which included basketball pitch, archery and target throwing; by passing the tests, children won sweets and small toys.
Thanks to the support of Alba Screening Centre the attendants had the chance to have their blood sugar and blood pressure level measured as well as to participate in a lifestyle consultation.
The day came to an end with the announcement of results, but before that various sports equipment found their owner by tombola.
The Videoton Sport and Family Day was a success also last year when 900 people attended, but after the current event we may state that this program has become a tradition in the Videoton Group.

Successful year-end and a dynamic kick off in 2013 at Videoton EAS Kft.

fuji nxt 01Videoton EAS Kft., the Videoton subsidiary specialized in electronic assembly had a rise of 25% in headcount and an increase of 40% in income in the year of 2012. The subsidiary employing more than 700 workers carried out a large technological development already last year, together with a close to 3000 m2 extension of the manufacturing area in the second half of 2012 in order to ensure the feasibility of the increased customer demand. Almost the full range of our activities may be found here as well, like SMT insertion, wave soldering, hand mounting as well as final assembly and all of the required testing processes. The new hall allows the further extension of businesses, as an area of further 3000 m2 is available.

The Videoton-member company starts year 2013 with a new technological investment and building extension. The investment package aiming capacity extension and technological improvement includes devices in a total value of 500 million HUF. The investment is implemented in more steps. First phase includes the purchase of a new selective soldering machine and its peripheries, a new wave soldering machine and a complete selective varnishing line. Then the company extends its capacities by a further AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection) device. The machines arrive in Q2 2013, and mass production on the new devices can be started in the middle of this year. In the forthcoming steps of the technology investment a new panel cleaner and a cleanness measuring machine, a special 3D laser measurement equipment, a new flying probe test-device, as well as another selective soldering machine and its supporting units will be purchased in 2013.

Videoton EAS 01The subsidiary also extended its existing main building with a further 400 m2 where new offices, changing and social rooms were established. It was required partly due to the increasing headcount, partly owing to the larger space demand of the new technologies and manufacturing activities.

Videoton EAS Kft. has been expanded continuously with new customers and projects in the recent years, which caused a significant change in its product portfolio. The former high volume electronics production was almost totally replaced by the production of low volume, high diversity complex parts. Since the economic crisis the subsidiary has accomplished technological investments in a value of 2.6 billion HUF, and parallel to this, its income has increased with nearly 6.5 billion HUF, and it is expected to increase further in 2013.


Acknowledgement for innovation to Hilase Kft. being in the majority ownership of Videoton

Innovacios nagydijHilase Kft's tender of a laser based photoacoustic instrument used for the measurement of hydrogen sulphide and water vapour content of natural gas received special recognition from the evaluation committee of the XXI. Hungarian Innovation Grand Prize. The awarded instrument was developed by Hilase Kft. and Videoton Holding Zrt. based on the patent of University of Szeged (SZTE) and MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc. Hydrogen sulphide and water vapour content of the natural gas is an important indicator of its quality, and is defined by strict regulations during exploitation and sale. As of today, these indicators are still measured with complicated instruments, often by separate sampling.  The process is further complicated by the fact that mining is often done among extreme weather and natural conditions, where these methods simply cannot be used. In 1996, however, the experts of MOL and the scientists of the Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged came up with a revolutionary new idea. They measured the hydrogen sulphide and water vapour content of the natural gas on-line by an instrument based on laser-photoacoustic principle, which has not been used in the industry before. Laboratory experiments proved that the conception is correct, thus this novel approach gained patent protection in a very short time.  Videoton Holding Zrt. bought the right to exploit the patent of MOL and SZTE; then Videoton - as a majority owner via its venture capital investment - and the researchers involved in the project from the university's side established Hilase Kft.  Main business targets of the new company included the introduction of the invention-based measurement equipment on the market. The first industrial applications of the equipment - functioning even in industrial environment - constructed due to the joint efforts of Hilase Kft and Videoton Holding Zrt - the developer of the electronics and signal processing system - were implemented in various sites of MOL. The great advantage of this device created as a result of development is that compared to the previous devices used in the oil and gas industry, it is much more accurate, simpler to operate and easy to use even under extreme circumstances. In the last three years, the equipment of Hilase Kft. appeared also in a number of offshore platforms in the North Sea. Hilase Kft., SZTE and Videoton Holding ZRt. are working closely together even today on expanding the application area of this highly perspective technology; and their activities are accompanied by considerable international interest.

New Special Purpose Machines, Income Growth

VT ASYST 01VT-ASYST Kft, the Videoton company designing and producing special purpose machines, testers and complete manufacturing lines has recently delivered two manufacturing equipment and a tester to company Valeo. The value of the package exceeded 100 million HUF. This subsidiary became individual within the Videoton group in the beginning of last year and achieved a significant rise in its income in 2012.
VT-ASYST Kft. supplied two assembly machines and a tester to the Veszprém plant of the French owned company Valeo. The Videoton subsidiary located in Székesfehérvár won the project last year, and so increased its year 2012 income by 100 million HUF.  The special purpose machines designed and manufactured by Videoton will be used to assemble and test components of switch arms.
Videoton engineers had to face increasing challenges as well as more and more complex customer expectations during the work. Mitsubishi 6-axle, so-called „humanoid” robots equipped with swivel joint arms have been built into the assembly and tester workstations, together with a 3-axle dynamometer. Beside the robots several state of the art solutions have been used to accomplish the assembly and testing operations.
The co-operation of the two companies started in year 2002, and since that VT ASYST Kft has supplied several special purpose machines to Valeo Auto-Electric Magyarország Kft located in Veszprém.
Thanks to businesses concluded with existing and new customers, the Videoton subsidiary specialised in the design and construction of unique manufacturing lines achieved a record income of one billion HUF last year and expects further increase in 2013.



Continuous growth in Videoton in the past 3 years

VTAE 02Following its highest ever income in year 2011, in year 2012, beside another circa 10% turnover increase, Videoton reached roughly 110 billion HUF cumulated income.
The largest industrial company in Hungarian private ownership could keep its market positions also in year 2012.  The most significant part of its income comes still from the automotive segment. Compared to last year, however, measurably increased the company’s income from industrial electronics, followed by household appliances.
Beside getting new business, Videoton paid special attention to increase cost efficiency and resource utilisation in case of its running businesses last year too.
The company group accomplished large investments – still from its own capital – in year 2012 as well; spent 2.1 billion HUF on new technologies and improvement of earlier technologies, and so increased its competitiveness and efficiency further. Moreover, Videoton succeeded to keep its 8000 employees also in year 2012.
The turnover of the company group has increased dynamically in the past three years, and based on the forecasts there is a well-founded hope of keeping this growth rate in Videoton also in the coming years.



Successful participation at the Electronica 2012 Fair

IMG 0077It was the 7th time that Videoton participated between 13th and 16th of November as an exhibitor at Electronica, the world's leading trade fair for electronics in Munich, Germany.
At Electronica fair this year there were 2670 exhibitors from 49 countries and 70,000 visitors from about 80 different countries.
Videoton presented in its enlarged and renewed stand the latest developments of its vertically integrated production activity including electronic assembly, plastic moulding, sheet metal processing and final assembly.
There was a great turnout at Videoton's stand, exceeding that of the previous year. It also shows that - being the 4th largest privately owned EMS company in Europe, the largest in the Central-Eastern European region – Videoton’s market position and appreciation within the industry has increased in the past 2 years, which ensures a firm base for future development.



Videoton at the Electronica 2012 Fair

IMG 0003It is the 7th time that Videoton, the 4th largest private owned EMS company in Europe, the largest in the central-eastern European region, participates as an exhibitor in Electronica, the world’s leading trade fair for electronics in Munich, Germany.
Videoton presents in its enlarged and renewed stand the latest developments of its vertically integrated production activity including electronic assembly, plastic moulding, sheet metal processing and final assembly.
Beside the traditional production activities, the company’s extended service portfolio – including several design services and complex product system integration - is also exhibited.
Due to its complexity, extremely strong, stable financial background and high flexibility, Videoton may be an excellent partner both as a contract manufacturer and as a multi-commodity supplier of modules and parts.
So welcome to Videoton’s stand (538 in Hall B1) at Electronica Fair in Munich between 13 and 16 November, 2012.