History

The Automotive Industry Institute (PIMOT) was founded by virtue of Resolution No. 218 of the Council of Ministers dated 11 August 1972, as a central research and development unit of the Polish automotive industry.

PIMOT was set up by transformation and merger of:
  • Centralny Ośrodek Konstrukcyjno-Badawczy Przemysłu Motoryzacyjnego POLMO (POLMO Automotive Industry Head Research and Development Centre) and
  • Ośrodek Konstrukcyjno-Badawczy Przemysłu Motoryzacyjnego POLMO (POLMO Automotive Industry Research and Development Centre).
The Institute continues long traditions, dated back to the period between the two World Wars, of the former automotive industry research and development units in Poland and employs highly qualified and experienced personnel.

The Institute is directly subordinate to the Ministry of Economy.