Brief history of our company
Kovács Kft. is a dynamically growing family business of the size of a large enterprise, solely owned by Hungarian private individuals. The company residence, which is also the company seat, is located in the industrial park of Mezőkövesd and provided with good transport access. The main activities of the company include metalworking and parts manufacturing. Our company is a major automotive supplier.
The family business was started by István Kovács in the 1970s. Metalworking has been the main activity of the business ever since then; various metal parts have been manufactured by cutting, primarily by turning and milling. The establishment of Kovács Kft. in 1993 marked an important milestone in the history of the company.
The company owners had been purchasing plots of land in one of the industrial areas of Mezőkövesd since 2001, where advanced and large-scale technical capacity for metalworking has been built in multiple stages in the last 18 years. There are two forging plants, a cutting plant, a machining plant and warehouses serving the plants, as parts of the built-up area of around 28,000 square metres, on the plot of almost 13 hectares.
The members of the company’s management hold relevant higher education qualifications. A team of highly qualified and experienced engineers and skilled staff contribute to achieving the objectives set by the management. Kovács Kft. currently has nearly 500 employees, of whom about 450 employees are engaged in manufacturing and 50 employees perform white-collar work. Our company places a great emphasis on the training of future workers; to this end, for several years now, the students of the Vocational Training School of Mezőkövesd have done their apprenticeship at our company under a partnership agreement concluded with the School; our company is providing apprenticeship training to about 30 apprentices.
The main activity of the company is the manufacture of high-precision and high-quality parts, including shafts, gears, bushings, discs and other shaped parts, from prefabricated cast and forged blanks. Kovács Kft. manufactures ten thousand tonnes of forged products a year, using die forging and roll forging processes, and its products either processed as blanks or using cutting process are delivered to its customers.
The company supplies 80% of its products to the automotive industry and 20% of its parts to the engineering industry, and the majority of its revenue is obtained from domestic sales.The highly technical nature of the manufactured parts can only be ensured by highly qualified and experienced staff and by the use of state-of-the-art manufacturing technology; the company has both of the above.
90% of its production capacity are the machine tools made by the Japanese company Mori Seiki. CNC-controlled lathes and CNC-controlled machining centres provide the basis for its machinery. In addition, the company also has centreless, cylindrical and surface grinding capacities.
The machinery of the forging plant is new equipment manufactured in 2005, which has CE certification and declaration of conformity.
The company operates a quality management system certified according to IATF 16949 for its manufacturing processes. Certified automotive suppliers are expected and required to have this quality assurance system. The company has a quality control laboratory equipped with high-end Zeiss precision measuring machines.