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BNC exhibits neutron science at the AUTOMOTIVE'2018


A most significant event of the automotive industry in Hungary is the AUTOMOTIVE Hungary exhibition in Budapest. Various conferences, round-table-discussions, competitions are organized during the exhibition. The expertise and infrastructure of the Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) are open to companies. We are there and we are looking forward to discuss a possible collaboration with your company.

The AUTOMOTIVE 2018 took place from Wednesday to Friday 17-19 October, 2018.



Arguments and facts about the AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY in Hungary, providing evidence why BNC experts and SINE2020 WP 4 project partners were teaming up to participate in this event with Common Booth and Conference activities

Providing over 10% of Hungary’s GDP, the automotive industry produces over 90% of its output for export and it is a key branch of the Hungarian economy. Half of the fifty largest export companies are tied to the automotive industry. This sector includes car manufacturers in the country like Mercedes, Suzuki, Audi and Opel, Rába as a Bus & TIR Camion designer and producer, Modulo a national company for electric mobility, as well as over a thousand suppliers of various sizes.

Hungary’s automotive industry has seen investment projects which varied billions of Euros each years. These projects have offered further growth opportunities for international and domestic small and medium size enterprises alike. Experts say the future may bring the success of electric cars while traditional drivetrain systems will continue to pay a significant role in the upcoming 20 years or so.  As far as the future is concerned electric mobility, digitalization and other transport solutions are of utmost importance; while offering novel opportunities for car market players, they also require a labour force with different training and skills. At the same time, there is room for improvement in the productivity of the companies and the extent of added value. Especially, the research and development capability of the SME sector should be improved, and these companies need to learn global thinking. That’s what enables them to grow together with their foreign clients, so that long-term developing concepts could result in long-term contracts. All these a/m facts and important statistics made BNC & SINE2020 WP decide to participate AUTOMOTIVE'16 with a Common Booth and enter common conference workshop activities on this event.

4 Conferences talks were given on the 21st of October at the Automotive’16 Expo:

Neutrons for Technological Developments in Transport Industry by Dr. László Rosta – Budapest Neutron Centre - HAS-Wigner, Hungary
How can the SINE2020 project help R&D in the automotive sector? by Dr. Caroline Boudou – ILL - Grenoble - France
Element analysis and imaging with neutrons to solve engineering challenges  by Dr. László Szentmiklósi– Budapest Neutron Centre – HAS-EK, Hungary
Complementary use of Neutron, Synchrotron & X-ray diffraction for Material Science by Dr. Mirko Boin– Helmholtz Zentrum - Berlin - Germany

Some of the results achieved by the 3 days activities related to Automotive’16 Expo are listed below:

EXPO visitors confirmed their visit to the Reactor and Instrument Hall at BNC;

Various technical discussions were held with

  • Musashi Hungary Kft, Kirchhoff Automotive Ltd.,Videoton
  • ​VT Metal Kft, FÉMALK AG,
  • TRIGO Precision Measurement, Quality and Technological Services,
  • Bálind – precision part production and technology design,
  • ZF Hungária Kft,
  • Kontakt Elektro Kft,
  • RÁBA Zrt – Bus and Camion manufacturer,
  • Bebusch Kft – production support,
  • BÍRÓ – Manufacturing and Tooling Ltd.,
  • TOTAL – industrial lubricants,
  • Budai Benefit Kft – Laser plant, etc.);

BNC was invited by the representatives of two Automotive Clusters (North Hungarian Automotive Cluster, Western – Pannonian Automotive and Mechatronics Centre Non-profit Ltd.) to make our activity and potential services visible for their members by presentations during their society meetings. - the major professional Magazine of the automitve sector proposed a ’publication report’ about our activities, which was published in the following issue of the Magazine (in Hungarian).