Christian Koenen Kft was founded in 2013 in Györ / Hungary. The plant was started with a few employees in sales and in CAD order processing. The building in Györ was bought in 2014. Following an extensive reconstruction phase, the location is to be opened officially in summer 2017. Precision stencils have been produced here since the beginning of 2017.
The Hungarian company is headed by Christian Wirtz as Managing Director and Peter Sulyok as experienced Operations Manager. Szabolcs Timar manages the stencil production and Zoltan Dombi heads the CAD order processing. Together with their teams, they ensure the highest quality and comprehensive customer service.
The production area comprises 850 sqm and is equipped with the latest machines, plants, equipment and technologies. The currently most innovative laser system, the LPKF G6080, is used for the manufacture of the precision stencils. Quality assurance equipment includes a Scancheck 1+. Electropolishing of the stencils is already available in the Hungarian manufacture. State-of-the-art technology is exclusively used to fulfil the high quality standard. Christian Koenen Kft. has also embraced quality and service as the key elements of the company's philosophy. The subsidiary of Christian Koenen GmbH is closely linked with the company headquarters, and permanent training of the staff enjoys top priority at the company. Continuous exchange on processes and innovative technologies is thus ensured at all times. With immediate effect, the Hungarian subsidiary will support and directly supply the customers in Eastern Europe.
The establishment of the manufacture in Hungary is the company’s response to an increasing number of customer requests from Southern and Eastern Europe. Today, many renowned companies operating in the electronics and automotive supply industries are manufacturing in Eastern Europe. Maximum possible proximity to customers, but also a locally present production with short transport distances are important aspects for achieving high levels of customer satisfaction. “Aside from the very good infrastructure connection, the plant in Hungary also boasts well-trained staff thus permitting a high-quality and flexible manufacture with short transport distances”, as Christian Wirtz, Managing Director of Christian Koenen Kft. explains.
Christian Koenen invests in this region with the aim to create jobs in the long term. This year alone, the number of staff in Hungary has doubled to 12 employees. The opening of the company’s own production at the Györ site represents another milestone in ensuring consistent and targeted development of the Hungarian plant, which has been operational since 2013.
With the expansion of the Hungarian plant, the company guarantees its customers in Eastern Europe an even better customer service and faster reliability of supply. Expert advice and intensive local support are the prerequisites for strengthening and further expanding the market position in Eastern Europe. In summer 2017, customers from the Eastern European region will have the opportunity to visit the new production facilities and the upgraded company premises during an official opening ceremony.