Field trip to Kirchhoff Automobile Ltd.

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IBS students had the privilege to visit a large manufacturing company in Esztergom in November.

Kirchhoff Automotive Ltd. is the 1st tier partner of all the giant car manufacturers in Hungary and many more abroad, like Suzuki, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The company is famous for its operation management turnaround that made a HUF multi-billion loss into a multi-billion profit in the course of 2-3 years.

As soon as the company's manager and the leader of the change team, Mr. Körtvélyessy offered the opportunity of a visit, the school stepped in to rent a bus for the two classes. Students enjoyed an hour long tour on the factory floor studying layout, machines and practical management tools (along with the state-of-the-art laser cutting machines), and later attended a presentation about the company and its most important and pending operations management related developments. Students were able to ask questions and received very useful and first-hand knowledge from the team that had lead the most successful turnaround in Hungary.

As the image shows, even students of IBS had to comply with local safety regulations and gave up sexy for safe.