It’s an exciting time for Parafix; we’ve not only seen expansion of capabilities in the UK, but also in the Central European arm of the business in Hungary.
Due to continued growth Parafix Hungária have faced some limitations with regard to storage and production capacity. As a result the decision was taken that it was the right time to expand capacity and capabilities within the current facility.
To extend capabilities Parafix have invested in custom designed rotary equipment that will improve productivity, efficiency and maintain high standards of quality. Another investment includes the purchase of a new 400w laser that will allow for rapid prototyping, saving time and money for customers. The equipment also enables cutting of extremely intricate designs that wouldn’t be possible with standard die-cutting equipment.
In addition, capacity has been increased by 20% and the freehold of the building has been purchased, providing long term stability and commitment to servicing Central and Eastern Europe from Hungary. There are also plans to introduce a showroom where customers can visit to get a full understanding of the breadth of applications Parafix offer and the markets within which we operate.
In April we celebrated this expansion with two ceremonies. The first saw a visit to an opening ceremony at the expanded facility from Minister of State for Employment Sándor Czomba and Mayor of District 11 Tamás Hoffmann, which was televised and documented nationally. The second ceremony, also held at the expanded facility, was attended by Parafix staff, suppliers, customers and friends. Guests were shown around the facility and talked through some of the latest tape converting applications taking place. The new Parafix Hungária video was previewed and guests were then treated to a guided tour of Budapest en route to the RAM Collosseum Theatre. At the theatre a keynote speech was given by British Ambassador Jonathon Knott who spoke of the many benefits for UK companies operating in Hungary. The celebrations continued further with a performance from Wales’ leading Male Voice Choir Hogia’r Ddwylan and TwmTegid (Baritone), followed by dinner.
Parafix Hungária was established in 2001 after Parafix Holdings, based in the UK, had a vision of expanding manufacturing further into Central Europe. We now trade with many of the surrounding countries, including Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Austria and just recently to the Ukraine.