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Sapa in HungaryDid you know?

Sapa has around 1,200 employees in Hungary. Its plant in Székesfehérvár is the largest extrusion plant in Europe with six presses, an anodizing and powder coating line, and 140 machines for fabrication.

Sapa Shared Services accounts for 170 of our employees in Hungary. This unit is an internal provider of information technology and financial services to Sapa locations throughout Europe, North America and Asia.  

We believe our strengths in Hungary are:

"Our strong focus on customer service and cost control has enabled us to grow strongly within the automotive sector," says Frank Iepema, who is managing director of Sapa Components Hungary.

”Making the impossible possible is our attitude in terms of quality, technology, production processes and lead times,” explains Hartwin Hagen, who is managing director of Sapa Extrusion Hungary.

Projects we are proud of:

A robotized vision control system developed by Sapa’s automation team in Hungary is carrying out 100 percent inspection on millions of automotive parts every year. This system is a big part of Sapa’s “zero defect” strategy.

Sapa in Hungary“We are proud of the dedicated employees who contributed with ideas and support to improve safety and reduce waste,” says operations manager Gabor Veres.

Local events:

Sapa’s operations in Hungary invited two premium German carmakers and their Tier 1 suppliers to a two-day workshop at the plant in Székesfehérvár. The workshop – it was entitled “Less is the new more” – brought the customers together with technical experts from Sapa, who informed and educated about aluminium alloys, joining technologies and simulation.

Local engagement:

In 2014, Sapa Profiles Hungary and Óbudai University signed a long-term partnership to help make the Central Transdanubian region an attractive place to work and live. Sapa is offering local students practical work experience and supporting their academic theses projects.

“It has been very interesting to be able to work and study at the same time,” says Szabolcs Bakó, one of the students in the program.


Capital: Budapest

Highest point: Kékes 1,014 m

Population: 9.9 million

Language: Hungarian

GDP: USD 137 billion

Cost of a Big Mac: USD 3.17

Sapa in Hungary