Transmoduls Ltd., located in Veszprém, Hungary, specializes in automation and mechanical engineering. With exceptional five year growth, the number of employees has doubled.
In 1991, Transmoduls Ltd. was founded by Lajos Sári, András Maár and two colleagues. In the early years the owners implemented the project work themselves with machining and assembly completed in their garage and growth was slow and had it’s challenges. In fact, when one of their multi-national customers moved the original Transmoduls installation over to China, they realized that was the start where almost every easy-to-produce tool could be produced in the Far East.
Strategically, Transmoduls moved to a higher level of service and was primarily focused on the automotive industry. Larger companies with advanced industrial technologies started to perform high-level automation that involved complex systems and integrating advanced machines for controlled production.
For the next 10 years the industry experienced limited developments worldwide, however Transmoduls greatest asset and strength remained to be accumulated expert knowledge from all 36 employees. In 2011, they experienced growth of five hundred million Hungarian Forints compared to the previous year (approx. over $2.3 million CDN$). Expansion followed and in 2014 a new 13,000 sq/ft facility was implemented.
“Our particular sector is unique as we are able to offer custom solutions for our customers that go well beyond off-the-shelf solutions. We build trust, and success is realized as we move customer ideas forward,” says Andras Maár. The pace of progress for Transmoduls is well documented. A few years ago they received their first one million euros commission, and today, as a supplier of industry 4.0 solutions, they now have projects of two to three million euros.
A key success factor for Transmoduls is how well the expertise of Sári (Mechanical Engineer) and Maár (IT Professional) complement each other. As we live through the fourth industrial revolution, the role of the IT team involved in the planning phase has become increasingly important. Multinational customers expect that the machines delivered can communicate with their internal IT network. This also ensures that Transmoduls can service as software can be managed remotely all over the world.
In recent years, Transmoduls export business has increased by 5% annually, representing over one third of sales last year. As a collaborative partner of the Smart Automation Group, they have shipped from China to Mexico, France, the United States, Spain, Romania and Poland. While their global presence is continually increasing, Veszprém, Hungary remains to be the company’s knowledge centre.
With the potential to double capacity over the next five years, the only obstacle is the lack of skilled workers. They currently work with universities where students attending vocational institutions can apply for apprenticeship opportunities. Transmoduls also understands how young people value their leisure time and is making accomodations to attract this generation. Today, with approximatley 150 employees, they continue to work closely with employees to ensure job functions align with relevant competences. Care for their employees has resulted in less than a 5% turnover rate.
Going forward, Transmoduls strives to preserve their culture while delivering high-quality projects. Four years ago they created an organizational structure that would improve project managment and this change has resulted in cost-effective and streamlined processes. $ 500-600 million Hungary Forint has recently bee
n invested for modern equipment and planning is underway for a new research and development facility. With a slight shift away from the automotive industry (from 85% to 70%) Transmoduls considers the financing of new fresh developments of up to 40%. Within three to four years, Transmoduls is also planning a new factory on a newly purchased 32,000 sq/ft site.
For more information about Transmoduls: https://www.transmoduls.hu/en