ENCONA is a training, auditing, and consulting company with headquarters in Canada, branches in the USA, South Africa, and Taiwan, and a satellite office in Germany. It is also a proud accredited license partner of the VDA QMC.
The story began in 2007 when young engineer Hans Trunkenpolz decided the years he worked as an engineer at BMW Germany were enough and chose the path of entrepreneurship - he founded ENCONA, the name of the company incorporating the services it offers: ENGineering CONsulting Academy.
Hans shares that "My family and close friends thought I was slightly crazy choosing to resign from a company like BMW and start my own consulting company! They were even more convinced of this as my career within the German car manufacturer was a strong upward one with very good potential to reach the highest management levels. The decision was a good one and today I am proud of what ENCONA has become over the years."
In 2007 ENCONA started with one man who did everything for one client. Today ENCONA counts over 500 companies from over 40 countries as clients, a growing team, over 150 trainers, consultants, and auditors, and over 500 projects successfully completed in the automotive field.
"We are a "boutique" company with a very well-defined global presence. We are currently working on both technical and non-technical training projects, as well as consulting and auditing projects for OEMs and suppliers. I want to thank all of them for being with us for a long time." said Lloyd Staples, part-owner and Chief Executive Officer of the ENCONA Group.
Fast adaption to the new reality when the global pandemic and strategic management resulted in growth rather than reduction, with the group's operations expanding into Europe.
Lloyd shares the decision-making process: "We carefully analyzed the market and Romania stood out quite quickly as a winner. The big players in the automotive market, the mature and balanced business environment, and the outstanding specialists that Romania can offer convinced us. Brasov then came as a natural choice - one of our favorite clients is also one of the biggest employers in Brasov. His recommendation counted, but we liked Brasov for many other reasons as well - the strong business environment, the strategic location in the center of the country, the friendly attitude of the big companies already established here, and the human quality of the people of Brasov contributed to our final decision in choosing Brasov to open ENCONA Romania."
Romanian Operations are coordinated by Dan Kulcsar, a Brasov local, who shares that "ENCONA meant an excellent opportunity to grow in my career and it came at the right time. The convergence of training as a psychologist, specializing in educational sciences, and experience gained in media and HR services, have now found a favorable environment to generate beautiful results. I liked the approach of the two owners of the ENCONA Group, Hans and Lloyd, the business model, the sustained growth worldwide, and the other management team colleagues. I joined for the challenge of opening the operation. I am proud of my city and the fact that this group chose it as a strategic place for growth - I know that the value brought to the area and the inhabitants will be evident soon." declared Dan.
ENCONA brings services that manufacturing companies will be able to benefit from: technical training delivered by real-world experts, non-technical training by organizational psychology specialists, consulting in production, auditing, and an innovative business line that includes virtual reality and augmented reality applied in production.
This makes the following scenario a reality: replicating a machine, a production line, or even an entire factory, in a virtual reality room where global colleagues can meet for productive sessions whilst viewing the production lines with real-time parameters. The applicability is evident in the maintenance processes but is also a very good alternative for the technical training of new colleagues.
"Neuroscience has always been a passion for me, and when the opportunity appeared for ENCONA to develop a business line dedicated to the Virtual and Augmented Reality arena I took advantage of it immediately. I am happy to announce that Brasov has offered us excellent resources from this point of view, as a result, we decided to purchase a managing share package of Vector Apps. A young company which is already known to the people of Brasov and has extremely skilled and talented employees, that is now part of the ENCONA family!" shared Lloyd.
Many companies that produce components for the automotive manufacturing industry consistently choose ENCONA for increasing their team skills through specific training, improving the efficiency of their production processes, and improving their customer & supplier relationships.
More information can be found on www.encona.org
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