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Higher, faster, further

The site extension in Hungary is providing a lot more space in the 3,000 square metre stores area. The state-of-the art material flow concept enables a harmonious and highly efficient production throughput. Together with savings in time and money, the new inside door opening module offers, due to the new assembly system, very impressive reductions in scrap rates.

Added Value


  • Highly efficient production through-put
  • Cost and time savings
  • Impressive reductions in scrap rates
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Today inside door open mechanisms have a variety of integrated modules

The starting position

Automotive customer requirements have changed dramatically. The need for inside door opening mechanisms with additional features such as loud speakers, switches and lighting has risen steadily. A manual assembly of increasingly complex and variable products is time-consuming and prone to failure. That’s why SFS decided on a fully-automated assembly line and site expansion.

A fully automated assembly system

Jánossomorja, a small town to the north west of Hungary, has become the focal point of the new 3,000 square metre building project for the Automotive division. From outside the new stores space looks unspectacular; it is inside that the futuristic aspect comes to life. The fully-automated assembly line for inside door opening modules was developed by the SFS Group in association with an external partner. The result is a modern multiplex system consisting of numerous individual stations connected via a circulating system, with the individual assembly steps carried out by six-axis robots.

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The fully automated assembly system offers thirty-plus different inside door opening modules

Extensive flexibility

Today’s door mechanisms are supplied in a huge range of variants, depending on the vehicle model and chosen interior. SFS has set itself up to meet the needs of the automotive industry with the new assembly system and is in an optimum position to rapidly address new projects, offering thirty-plus different individual assembly solutions.

Value Proposition

Using sensors and cameras, the assemblies are checked and inspected at every stage, resulting in exceptionally low reject levels. At the end of the assembly process, a laser engraves the finished component with a number and date reference, ensuring complete traceability. At full production, the Jánossomorja site will be producing 1.8 million complete inside door opening mechanisms per year.

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