Third major expansion in Hungary provides even better opportunities

Nolato’s unit in Hungary has seen continual growth over the past 10 years. The company has now increased capacity once again with a new production hall.

In Mosonmagyaróvár, western Hungary, around 20 km from the border with Austria and just off the motorway between Vienna and Budapest, is one of Nolato’s largest production units.

Nolato has been present in Hungary since 2000 and the Mosonmagyaróvár plant has been constantly developed over that time. It’s a large site with around 700 employees working on production for both Medical Solutions and Industrial Solutions.

 

Separate workflows

The workflows within Medical and Industrial are kept completely separate and the environment is fully adapted to creating the optimum conditions for each business area.

 

Third major expansion

In 2018, the facility underwent further significant development. It’s the third major expansion in six years and the aim has been to create even better opportunities to meet key customers’ efficiency and quality requirements.

 

Efficient production environment

“We’ve expanded to create an ­efficient production environment for a new demanding customer project,” explains Bart Nolden, Vice President Production and Technologies at Nolato Hungary. “The project comprises a large number of components for a medical device.”

The new building stands at 12 metres high, housing a production area of 1,800 square metres with a controlled environment and 1,200 square metres for technology and personnel.

 

Highly energy efficient

“The production hall is equipped with automated raw material systems and built to be highly energy-efficient,” says Maintenance Flow Manager Szép Károly.

The new section uses only LED bulbs, which cuts electricity consumption for lighting by 75 percent. The process cooling machines have been fitted in the ceiling to make better use of the production space. Using outdoor air for cooling during the winter half of the year saves up to 20 percent of the energy required for cooling.

 

Prepared for the future

“We have also designed the building to make it easy to install new injection mould machines for production,” adds Szép Károly.

Nolato Hungary will use the new hall for manufacturing products that require very short cycle time. All new injection mould machines are electric rather than hydraulic and are at the cutting edge in terms of efficiency, quality, energy and production savings.

 

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