Exclusive: 7 most common types of Machine Operator in Hungary’s Process industry

This week’s chart, which takes data from the Cambashi Employment Observatory, shows the number of people employed as Plant and Machinery Operators in Hungary’s Process/Pharma industry.

Figure: 7 types of machine operators account for the majority of operators and assemblers in Hungary’s Process/Pharma industry

Which are the most common operators?

Cambashi’s Process/Pharma industry covers a range of industry sectors. These include:

  • Mining and Extraction;
  • Manufacture of textiles;
  • Manufacture of paper and paper products;
  • Manufacture of chemicals;
  • Manufacture of pharmaceuticals;
  • Manufacture of glass and ceramics;
  • Manufacture of bricks, concrete etc.;
  • Manufacture of basic metals;
  • Refineries.

Of course, not every country will have a lot of every sort of process manufacturing. Some countries are dominated by mining and extraction, while others have a lot of chemical manufacturing. Hungary has a cross-section of these industries, as witnessed by the employment types.

1.   Other stationary plant & machine operators

The biggest employment category is the ‘other’ category. In fact, this category includes glass and ceramics plant operators; steam engine and boiler operators; packing, bottling and labelling machine operators; and operators of other machines like silicon chip production machines and rope splicing machinery.

As it happens, two of the biggest industry sectors for this category are manufacture of glass and glass products and manufacture of pharmaceuticals. So, it would appear that glass plant operators and packaging machinery operators are the likely employment categories.

2.   Metal processing & finishing plant operators

Clearly, these are employed almost exclusively in the manufacture of basic metals industry sector. Anyone selling equipment for controlling or monitoring this sort of equipment should be interested in Hungary as one of the fast-growing Eastern-European countries within the EU.

3.   Drivers and mobile plant operators

Mobile plant includes machinery such as cranes and forklift trucks. It also includes mining machinery. Surprisingly, mining and extraction, although significant, is not the biggest industry sector for this category. In fact, manufacture of basic metals employs more in this category.

4.   Textile, fur & leather products machine operators

This is less of a surprise – almost all of these are in manufacture of textiles.

5.   Rubber, plastic & paper products machine operators

This is also straightforward. This industry sector does not include rubber and plastic manufacture, so almost all are employed in the manufacture of paper and paper products.

6.   Chemical & photographic products machine operators

These are split almost evenly between manufacture of chemicals and the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.

7.   Mining & mineral processing plant operators

These are split between mining, the manufacture of bricks and concrete and the manufacture of other mineral products. But the balance is 2:1 in favour of the manufacturing sectors.

Hungary is well-placed for process manufacturing

Hungary’s position to the east of the major manufacturing centres in the EU makes it an ideal country for European manufacturers to outsource to. With no tariffs between Hungary and the other EU countries and with a lower-cost workforce, it’s one of the faster-growing countries in Europe.

The broad nature of the employment in Hungary’s process industry demonstrates its flexibility – it’s not limited by focussing on one specialist area.

Although it does not have a large mining sector to provide raw materials, its position in Europe means that it can source materials from Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.

Why is this important?

For anyone wanting to plan their marketing activities in Hungary, knowing what types of employees require support is crucial. As the run-through above suggests, the next step would be to drill-down into the 12 process/pharma sub-sectors that Cambashi’s Employment Observatory tracks to identify the detailed opportunities.

Being able to tailor marketing activities to the right kinds of companies and potential users will give companies selling tools for process control a competitive advantage.

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The Observatories

The Cambashi Market Observatories are a set of consistent and multi-perspective datasets for the technical software market. They provide detailed information on software spend by country, industry and product and the size of user communities, for a range of technical software application types, including:

  • PLM
  • BIM
  • AEC
  • GIS
  • IoT (software development tools)

Each data set provides a different way of measuring the use of software in industry, and can be used in combination to support business planning at global, regional and local levels. The methodology combines public and 3rd party data sources with Cambashi’s quantitative and qualitative research in each of these market views. Developed over 25 years, the combination of top down macroeconomic, industry detail and bottom up supply side (software provider) views leads to a highly consistent, multi-granular view of the market.

The Cambashi Employment Observatory highlights the potential user base for technical software in over 100 different industries and occupations and across 50 countries

Sources: National statistics, ILO, Cambashi research.

How to get hold of the Observatories

If you would like more information on the Cambashi Market Snapshots or Market Observatories please contact Dan Roberts or Tel: +44 1223 460 439.

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