December 14, 2015

Site visit at SMR Automotive Mirror and AUDI Györ in Hungary



The 6th Professional MBA Automotive Industry Program finished several lectures of the module Automotive Production and Logistics. To get insights an excursion to SMR Automotive Mirror and AUDI Györ in Hungary took place.

With around 22% of the global market share SMR (Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec) is a leading manufacturer of rearview mirrors for passenger cars and belongs to Samvardhana Motherson Group. SMR (Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec) Automotive Mirror Technology Hungary Bt is one of manufacturing facilities world-wide. SMR Automotive Mirror Technology Hungary Bt has two plants, one logistic center in Mosonszolnok and one research center in Györ, Hungary. BMW, Mercedes, KIA/Hyundai, Porsche and other OEMs belong to the customer of the company. After the introduction of the exterior mirrors with integral turn signal lights the company introduced further innovative solutions.
After the presentation of the company the participants visited the paint shop and assembly of mirrors. In the Q&A Session the plant manager answered questions of participants, like cooperation with OEM, future trends of the externals mirrors and others.

AUDI Hungaria Motor Kft in Györ started with the production of gasoline and diesel engines. for AUDI and other companies of the Volkswagen Group. Since 1998 AUDI Hungaria Motor Kft started with car production of Audi TT Coupé, Audi TT Roadster, Audi A3 Limousine, and Audi A3 Cabriolet. After the short introduction of the company participants visited the Press Shop, the Body Shop and the Assembly Line. The body shop is highly automated up to 85 %. The car bodies were produced by group of robots to weld together parts and components. The plants were very bright and clean. The work places were designed ergonomically. The participants visited already other OEM Plants. It gave them a good overview to compare the different setups and approaches.

The program team would like to thanks SMR Automotive Mirror Technology Hungary Bt and AUDI Hungaria Motor Kft in Györ for their kind cooperation.


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