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Eagle Ottawa expands operations in Hungary

Eagle Ottawa, the world’s largest automotive leather supplier, is expanding its manufacturing facility at Szolnok in Hungary to meet increasing customer demand.  The facility will increase in size by 60 per cent.  The ground-breaking ceremony will take place on 10 June 2013 and the expansion is expected to be completed in October 2013.  The company’s … Continued

Eagle Ottawa, the world’s largest automotive leather supplier, is expanding its manufacturing facility at Szolnok in Hungary to meet increasing customer demand.  The facility will increase in size by 60 per cent.  The ground-breaking ceremony will take place on 10 June 2013 and the expansion is expected to be completed in October 2013.  The company’s investment will bring 150 new jobs to the area.

Bryn Kahl, general manager, Eagle Ottawa Szolnok
Bryn Kahl, general manager, Eagle Ottawa Szolnok

Established in 2001 as a state-of-the-art facility to provide premium leather to automotive manufacturers in Europe, Eagle Ottawa Szolnok will be adding cutting edge roll coating technology to its current equipment.  The facility finishes and cuts automotive leather and offers secondary operations such as custom leather perforation, lamination and embroidery, providing carmakers with the opportunity to further enhance their vehicle brands.

“Eagle Ottawa’s vision, ‘to be the most respected leather supplier in the world’, is directly reflected in the high levels of quality and service provided to customers,” said Bryn Kahrl general manager Eagle Ottawa Szolnok.  “Our success in achieving this vision has been validated by a substantial increase in orders and we are proud to be able to grow the local team to answer the demand.”

Eagle Ottawa supplies BMW, Ford, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, Nissan, Renault, Smart and Toyota from Szolnok.

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