The Association of Hungarian Automotive Component Manufacturers (MAJOSZ) was founded in April 1993 as a civil organization for promoting the interests of Hungarian automotive component manufacturers.
At the date of its foundation, MAJOSZ had 22 members. Since that date the membership has grown to approximately 300, including about 90 supporting members. Considering the total number of 340-360 companies active in this industry in Hungary, the Association directly represents about 75 to 80 % of the Hungarian automotive component manufacturers.
The primary objective of the Association is promoting the professional, financial and social interests of its membership, operating in the industries related to manufacturing automotive components, and developing the overall image of these industries.
The Association is making efforts to support the members at the fields of technical development, commerce and finance. Improving competitiveness, providing business intelligence information to the members, developing business relations and expanding the markets are among priority issues.
MAJOSZ became a member of the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, that is CLEPA (originating from the initials in French) in the middle of the year 2000. CLEPA is functioning as an umbrella organization representing the national automotive associations in the European Union.
Besides the above MAJOSZ has cooperative or informational relations with about 60 automotive organisations from all over the world.
- Local and international representation of Hungarian automotive component manufacturers, with a focus on economic advantages
- Development of expert opinions on economic issues related to competitiveness
- Cooperation with relevant branches of the Ministry of National Economy and the Ministry of National Development (responsible for Transport) in the matters related to the automotive component sector
- Consulting with other Ministries, governmental organizations, and authorities with national jurisdiction (such as the Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency (HITA), National Transport Authority and the Hungarian Authority for Consumer Protection), for protecting the interests of the Association's members
- Market protection, by upholding fair trade practices, and supporting high-tech and high quality products
- Assistance in setting up and auditing the latest quality assurance systems of the automotive industry. Introduction of ISO 9001, QS 9000, VDA 6.1, ISO/TS 16949, etc. and assistance in adapting these standards via consulting and presentations
- Translation and distribution of reference books and publications required for setting up quality management systems
- Providing information on product certification procedures
- Cooperation with specialists in quality personnel training
- Providing information on recent logistic approaches, recommendation of service providers
- Assistance with information on material procurement
- Presentations on recent IT systems and applications, recommendation of service providers for consulting
- Management training courses on the latest management approaches and theories
- Exchange of technical practices, organization of factory visits
B2B relations - Automotive Intelligence
- Improving the B2B relations of the member companies with collective trade fair presence, and information services
- Organization of local and international conferences and presentations
- Organization of matchmaking events, procurement conferences, assisting the membership in participating similar events organized by others
- Continuous maintenance and improvement of relations with automotive manufacturers and system suppliers
- Locating investors, cooperative partners establishing connections between them and the membership, with the aim of broadening local and international business relations
- Regular information updates are provided to the members and their potential partners based on the information pool of the Association
- The website of MAJOSZ (www.majosz.hu) is available in Hungarian and English
- Provision of timely updates to the members on current issues and trends of the automotive sector via publications, leaflets and newsletters
- The Association is focused on strengthening and broadening international relations with similar organizations