BOSAL at a glance
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
- roofbars and roofracks
- wind deflectors
- energy conversion systems
- jacks and toolkits
Today the BOSAL Group remains a family-owned, Dutch-registered company, with its head office in Lummen, Belgium. In 2015, turnover was in excess of €690 million, which was generated by over 4,700 employees working in 29 manufacturing plants and 18 distribution centres.
BOSAL was founded in 1923 by Karel Bos in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, hence the name of the company: Bos+Al(kmaar). Since then, the firm 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.
To meet both the rising demand and the needs of its customers, BOSAL has established several production and research centers around the world and entered into production and research partnerships and formed successful joint ventures with a number of major industry players.
Bosal Group key indicators 2015
BOSAL possesses strong and distinctive core competencies that are recognised and valued by its customers. One of the company's key strengths is its agility, which is unusual for a company of this size and scope.
Thanks to its global presence, BOSAL is able to follow its customer’s footprint and is very well placed to meet the requirements of the 24-hour global economy. This exercise of rightsizing the company's manufacturing footprint, while at the same time adapting it to better meet BOSAL's global manufacturing requirements, is constant and successful effort.
Innovation as business driver
BOSAL is a result-driven organisation with a desire to provide unsurpassed customer satisfaction through superior quality and premium value.
BOSAL continues to invest in research and development, process technologies and people, with its focus firmly on achieving high-tech, science-based and innovative technology leadership.
In addition to maintaining a worldwide network of R&D centres, BOSAL is also continuously expanding its knowledge through long-term partnerships with other established market players, universities and governmental research institutions.
Furthermore, acquisitions and the sharing of knowledge within BOSAL joint ventures have substantially broadened the company's knowledge base. And BOSAL's innovation strategy has secured the expertise necessary to produce high quality products that meet the strictest OEM requirements.