Business expansion
Dunantul; Nyugat-Dunantul; Zala
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.99 - Manufacture of other fabricated metal products n.e.c.

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 February 2023
Employment effect (start)
17 February 2023
Foreseen end date


Scintilla, a newly created spinoff firm, will employ 100 former Tungsram employees in Zalaegerszeg. If the volume of orders increases as planned, the number of employees will rise to 150. Scintilla will hire the workers under standard employment contracts.

Tungsram, a lightning system producer, is currently under liquidation (HU-Tungsram-2022). The employees received the notice of termination at all five production sites by the end of 2022. Under Scintilla, the Zalaegerszeg site will continue to produce the same line of manufactured metal products to the same buyers, using the same technology as Tungsram did.

In December 2022, the Tungsram management said that about 500 former employees may get employment at various spinoff firms countrywide in early 2023.


  • 17 February 2023: 24.hu (24.hu)
  • 19 December 2022: Mérce (merce.hu)


Eurofound (2023), Scintilla Fémalkatrész, Business expansion in Hungary, factsheet number 108630, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108630.