||The company is established and registered at its present site as
"Magyar zománcárú és fémárugyár" - Hungarian factory for enamel
and metal goods.
||The first successes (exhibition gold metal, international fame) of
the factory, having 55 employees, are obtained with its
enamelled boards. Own enamel receipts are used.
||A subsidiary company specialised on enamel boards is established abroad.
||The company enters the Enamel Cartel, a step resulting in
important production increase.
||Production stops on reasons of lacking base material,energy and running capital.
||The factory is nationalised under the name of Bonyhádi Zománc Művek
- Bonyhád Enamel Works.
||Production is increased due to massive investments.
||Hungarian enamel production is concentrated into the "Lampart" Zománcipari Művek
- "Lampart" Enamel Industry, part of which is the Bonyhád factory, where the
production of enamelled kitchenware is concentrated.
||The production of kitchenware with stainless brim starts,
type furnaces are being built, production is continously
||The factory becomes self-standing again, under the name of Bonyhádi
Zománcárugyár - Bonyhád Enamel Factory. Based upon a license agreement
with DuPont, manufacturing of Teflon® coated enamelled kitchenware
is started. The EMA-LION trademark is registered.
||The transformation of the earlier furnaces into radiant tube heated ones is started,
new assembly lines for teflon production are built. Important investments are
made in the field of environmental protection. Export turnover increases
five-fold within ten years.
||The company becomes fully Hungarian-owned under the name of "EMA-LION Bonyhádi
Zománcáru Kft." - EMA-LION Bonyhád Enamel Ltd.
||The construction of a domestic sales network is started, with warehouses opened
in Debrecen, Kecskemét, Budapest and at the Bonyhád site.
||Factory staff reaches 560; 90 % of the production consists of
enamelled and DuPont Teflon® Classic, SilverStone, Platinum
coated kitchenware. Over 50% of the sales are directed abroad.
The company is market leader in the domestic market, 80% of the domestic
sales are done via the own wholesale network. After severe
testings, the national quality control institute "KERMI" approves
the use of "Product of excellent quality" label for the factory's
enamelled and coated kitchenware. The cast aluminium
kitchenware family ROBUST wins the 1999 Grand Prix of the
Hungarian porducts applying. At the same contest, the ALICE
and ELIT product families have obtained diplomas of merit.
||The construction of the Integrated Management System,
consisting of ISO 9001-based quality management, environment
protection and safety, is initiated. The PLATINUM family wins the
2000 Grand Prix of the Hungarian products applying.
||The company obtains the ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001, BS 8800 (MSZ/T 28800) qualification.
The ELEKTRO/PROFI range wins the 2001 Grand Prix of the Hungarian
||The ELIT ETC family have obtained diplomas the 2002 Grand Prix of the
Hungarian product applying.
The company has succesfuly renewed all the above
mentioned integrated management system certificates
for another 3 years. A wholesale and a retail shop
opens in Győr.