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Tungsram Parts Factory


· The manufactory named ’Egyesült Izzó’ starts to produce on the 31st in October in 1974, on a 10 hectare territory


· The factory’s main products were the tungsten and molybdenum wire, fluorescent spiral and diamond puller tools


· Tungsten wires manufactured with 10 microns diameter but sometimes they reached the 7-8 microns diameter as well (the diameter of a human hair is 40-60 microns!)


· The plant in Hajdunanas produced several million meters of these wires in a year


· Tungsram Parts Factory exports to many countries worldwide from Brazil to Japan


· This time more than 1800 employee worked there


· New owner in 1988 is the Hungarian Credit Bank


· In 1989 General Electric bought majority ownership with 51%


· New owner meant new point of view named cost-effectiveness


· The factory was closed by General Electric in 1994 when 800-900 employee worked there


· All the equipments were moved to Hajduboszormeny in 2 weeks


· In the early 2000’s GE planned to restart the plant like a switch factory but finally the project was rejected




Source and archive photocredits: 4024.hu / Peter Capellaro / Gabor Nagy / Fortepan



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