Association of the Hungarian Automotive Industry is the strongest and most recognized organization of the Hungarian automotive industry, which provides effective representation of the industry


In the 90s - based on foreign examples - the leaders of the Vehicle Engineering Faculty of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and that of the Vehicles Department of the Hungarian Scientific Society for Mechanical Engineering (SSME) decided to establish a professional organization to protect the interests of the industry. There were many other factors urging the foundation. By the end of the 20th century an increasing number of multinational companies established their subsidiaries in Hungary. In addition to companies extending their productions, there also appeared other firms focusing on research and development (R&D). As a result of all this, in December 1998 the ten most influential automotive companies founded the Association of the Hungarian Automotive Industry (MGSZ) re-established in 2014 under the name of MAGE (Society of Hungarian Automotive Industry). In 2002 ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) invited MGSZ to participate in the activities of the Liaison Committee. Since then MAGE has been an active member of ACEA..


Until the 2nd half of 2008 the Hungarian automotive industry dynamically improved. This growth however, was adversely affected by the global crisis starting from the second half of 2008. The production volume dropped significantly especially in case of commercial vehicles, commercial vehicles spare parts as well as subsystems. The same tendency could be seen in connection with passenger vehicles, passenger spare parts and subsystems as well. Due to the crisis several MGSZ members suspended their membership. The newly elected presidency in 2008 consolidated the financial situation of the association, and made the financial management transparent. In 2010 the membership structure was divided into two parts. One comprised supporting members, companies offering legal and financial services for the automotive industry, while the other full members, those that are production companies.
Based on this concept the new presidency changed the membership fee system as well, offering a more beneficial fee for supporting members.


In 2012-2013 new organizational strategy more attention was dedicated to qualitative development. In 2014 the association was reorganized into the Association of Hungarian Automotive Industry – MAGE. By the beginning of 2018 there were already more than 50 member companies represented by MAGE. Further Tier-1 and Tier-2 production companies joined the automotive organisation.



Bíró Attila - Knorr-Bremse Fékrendszerek Kft. (Ltd).
Bodó Teodóra - Bosch Group
Keszte Róbert - Continental Hungaria Kft. (Ltd).
Kovács Tamás - Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary  Kft. (Ltd).
Krisztián Róbert - Magyar Suzuki Zrt. (PlC).
Lőre Péter - Audi Hungaria Zrt. (PLC).
Mesics Olívia - Opel Szentgotthárd Kft. (Ltd).
Topolcsik Melinda - Bridgestone Tatabánya Termelő Kft. (Ltd).
Wassen, Charles - Dana Hungary Gyártó Kft. (Ltd).


Krisztián Róbert - Magyar Suzuki Zrt. (PLC)


Kilián Csaba


Albert Lidauer
(Opel Hungary Kft.) 1998 - 1999
Jürgen D. Hoffmann
(Audi Hungária Motor Kft.) 2000 -2001
Lepsényi István
(Knorr-Bremse Fékrendszerek Kft.) 2001 - 2005
Fórián István
(Magyar Suzuki Zrt.) 2006-2008
Pintér István
Járműipari Holding Nyrt.) 2008 - 2022


Supervisory Committee members

Dr. Urbán László - Magyar Suzuki Zrt.
Armin Krug - PwC Magyarország Kft.
Dr. Berethalmi Péter - Nagy és Trócsányi Law Firm.

President of the Supervisory Committee

Dr. Urbán László - Magyar Suzuki Zrt.



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In KTI (Institute of Transport Sciences) building


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