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Global Group Company:SEPE-KFT

SEI Interconnect
Products Hungary Kft.
Takafumi Horita
Takafumi Horita
President

Report from SEI Interconnect Products Hungary Kft., which serves as the only manufacturing base in Europe for our electronic wire group. Taking advantage of the location, we are responding to the needs of the European market.

SEI Interconnect Products Hungary Kft.
Company Profile
Company Name
 
SEI Interconnect Products Hungary Kft.
Established
 
October 2000
Business
 
Manufacture and sales of electronic wire products
Representative
 
Takafumi Horita

SEI Interconnect Products Hungary Kft. (SEPE-KFT) was established in 2000 as the Sumitomo Electric Group’s manufacturing and sales base of electronic wire products in Europe. Our main products are flexible flat cable (FFC) for wiring in on-board units and cable harness for medical ultrasonic wave probes, which we supply to a wide variety of customers, especially those in the EU. As the only manufacturing base in Europe for the electronic wire group, we take full advantage of our proximity to customers to accommodate needs of the European market.

Although We Are a Small Company, We Stand by Customers, and Further Enhance Our Competitiveness and Value in Society, thereby Contributing to the Group’s Business Development

SEPE-KFT is located on the outskirts of the small town Alattyan in the western part of the Hungarian Plain. The town is approximately 80 km due east from the Hungarian capital Budapest. There are no plants around our company, and only one gas station and one restaurant are located nearby. Since my transfer to SEPE-KFT in January 2013, I’ve been engaged in the management on the whole. We customize cable for wiring in equipment to tailor to each customer’s needs in terms of design. Our plant features both equipment for manufacturing long products and labor-intensive processing sections where elaborate handwork is conducted. At the same time, whether the product is for on-board use or medical use, the market requires us to realize high reliability in terms of quality, cost, and delivery and continue to enhance it. Accordingly, we have always ensured cooperation with affiliated companies, while working on our main theme of shifting to automated processing equipment, in parallel with reestablishing and updating quality assurance and other management systems and developing human resources.

We would like to continue to work hard to enhance our market competitiveness and our value in society, thereby contributing to the Sumitomo Electric Group’s further business development.

Profile of a Local Staff Member

Laszlo Muzsnyai

Laszlo Muzsnyai

I’m Laszlo Muzsnyai. In 2006, I joined SEPE-KFT and began to work as a design engineer. Since 2015, as a project manager, I’ve been supervising production engineering and some other sections. I haven’t yet got used to instructing or developing busy staff members, and still find many difficulties with my job. However, I’m doing my best to ensure that all the staff members become united and work hard to meet our business targets. In my free time, I like watching soccer games. In 2016, the Hungarian national team competed in the final tournament of the European Football Championship for the first time in 44 years. I passionately cheered on the team in front of the TV.

Places of Interest

Four Seasons in Hungary

I commute by car from Budapest, and it takes about one hour and a half one way. Compared with Japan, this country has larger differences in temperature between summer and winter. Although spring and autumn are relatively short, changes in the four seasons are distinctive. In particular, there is a good contrast between dark green scenery of mountains, fields, and trees in streets in summer, and gray scenery with subdued refinement in winter. I can appreciate splendid views from my car throughout the year. In spring, I can see lovely blooms of cherry trees, rapes, and linden trees. In summer, I can enjoy beautiful and spectacular scenery of corn and sunflower fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. Meanwhile, I heard from my predecessor that watermelons produced in Hungary are delicious. Actually, in July and August, arrays of stalls with big heaps of oval, very large watermelons are set along highways. As expected, these fruits are very sweet, but at the same time, have some natural wholesomeness, which reminds me of my childhood. Eating such watermelons is one of my summer treats.

Cherry trees
Cherry trees
Rape field
Rape field

Hungarian Cuisine – Trace of the Past Stock Farming Culture

Gulyasleves contest
Gulyasleves contest

A typical Hungarian food is a one-plate dish consisting of the combination of meat, cheese and sour cream or other sauce, and a plateful of potato and salad. Although the dish is slightly too rich in both oil and salt, it is well received by Japanese people as well.

Gulyasleves, a typical traditional Hungarian dish, is the taste of Father’s cooking. It is often cooked by fathers at home, and I hear that this custom can be traced back to the stock farming culture in the past. Even within the same Hungarian ethnic group, each region and tribe has its own recipe. In Alattyan, where SEPE-KFT is located, Pain D’or Gulyasleves is common. Featuring sourness and mild richness, it is a paprika-based dish finished with pig brains and sour cream. Last year, the “Cable Friends” team from our company competed in a local Gulyasleves contest. Although unfortunately the team could not win the victory, it took second place.

A plateful of a Hungarian dish
A plateful of a Hungarian dish
Hortobágy National Park (a World Heritage site)
Hortobágy National Park
(a World Heritage site)

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