National Supplier Development Program

Nemzeti beszállítói program elindításáról szóló megállapodás aláírása

Knorr-Bremse Budapest to join National Supplier Development Program Working Groups

The Ministry for National Economy has launched a National Supplier Development Program and has selected Knorr-Bremse as its first partner. The respective Memorandum of Understanding was signed by subsidiary heads of Knorr-Bremse and Minister of National Economy, Mihály Varga on 9th February 2017.

T. Tavaszi, A. Bíró, M. Varga, I. Lepsényi and A. Sávos

Minister for National Economy, Mihály Varga and the MDs of braking-system producer Knorr-Bremse Hungary, András Sávos and Tivadar Tavaszi, along with the MD of Knorr-Bremse Brake Systems from Kecskemét, Attila Bíró concluded a MoU to assist the development of Hungarian suppliers in the SME sector on the 9th of February 2017. Within the framework of the initiative, Knorr-Bremse helps SMEs with expertise and technology free of charge, while the costs of trainings, devices and all other expenditure occurring will be financed by the Government.

Parties agreed to establish the National Supplier Program working groups to support the development of Hungarian SMEs in multiple ways that enable a growing number of them to join the supplier network of Knorr-Bremse. Minister of National Economy, Mihály Varga said the agreement could serve as an example for companies operating in other industries and the proportion of Hungarian SMEs among suppliers of multinational companies would grow. According to plans, many more similar agreements will follow the initiative involving a total number of 120 SMEs in the program, with a total of about HUF 14 billion government support.

Currently, 60 percent of all Knorr-Bremse Budapest suppliers are from Hungary. The company is therefore fundamentally interested in helping these companies to comply with the extremely strict requirements of Knorr-Bremse in terms of quality, production management and expertise.

About the National Supplier Development Program

Knorr-Bremse Budapest plans to start with ten SMEs receiving state subsidy based on a special government decision. The companies selected will be manufacturers of aluminium castings, welded structures and components, machined and forged parts and electromechanical components. These enterprises will join new product development projects and the production of finished goods. Meanwhile, they will get acquainted with the supplier system requirements of Knorr-Bremse Group, their employees will participate in trainings for upcoming audits. Engineers will provide them with professional support during the two-year-long program.

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Nemzeti beszállítói program elindításáról szóló megállapodás aláírása 

T. Tavaszi, A. Bíró, M. Varga, I. Lepsényi and A. Sávos