BOSAL is an established global manufacturer of automotive and industrial equipment, both for the original equipment market and the aftermarket. The company’s product line includes emission control systems for passenger vehicle and commercial vehicles, towbar systems, energy conversion systems, and jacks and toolkits.
BOSAL was founded in 1923 by Karel Bos in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, hence the name of the company: Bos+Al(kmaar). Since then, the company has enjoyed decades of steady growth, a process that was further accelerated by expansion overseas (in both Europe and Africa) in the 1960s and 70s. When BOSAL opened several OEM factories in Europe, NAFTA & South America in the 1990s, it established its place as a major global OEM automotive supplier.
Today the BOSAL Group remains a family-owned, Dutch-registered company, with its head office in Lummen, Belgium. In 2019, turnover is estimated on €400 million, which was generated by over 2,500 employees working in 16 manufacturing plants, 12 distribution centres and 7 R&D centres.
To meet both the rising demand and the needs of its customers, BOSAL has established several production and research centres around the world and entered into production and research partnerships and formed successful joint ventures with a number of major industry players. Since the company was founded in 1923, BOSAL has had a long and impressive track record in the development, manufacturing and supply of automotive products to clients worldwide.
BOSAL serves its customers with a global manufacturing footprint, stretching from South Africa to Russia, from Brazil to China and from Europe to North America. Global presence of owned R&D centres is complimented with a global partnership network of industry partners, as well as research and educational institutions. Manufacturing and distribution centres are strategically positioned to cover the footprint of BOSAL’s global OE and aftermarket customers.
With its global spread of R&D, manufacturing and distribution BOSAL has full capability to serve its global customers, meeting today’s requirements and actively introducing technologies for the future.