Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting

Special Events

Technical Tours to BOSMAL and Fiat Chrysler

Monday, September 21

Tour Cost: $25 for both tours
Maximum Attendees: 60



BOSMAL in Bielsko-Biala is an R&D centre and central Europe’s leading provider of R&D services to the automotive, engine, fuel and lubricant industries. Visitors are invited to tour BOSMAL’s accredited laboratories, which include engine and vehicle testing facilities (and associated infrastructure), as well as chemical and materials testing laboratories, and others; these facilities are the largest and best-equipped in this area of Europe. On the powertrain testing side, BOSMAL’s 20 engine dynos and 2 chassis dyno emissions labs (one of which is located in a climatic chamber) will be shown to guests. Other departments and test facilities including heat exchanger and gearbox testing and facilities for management of fleet testing and development of EVs will also be on show. The company’s capabilities in the range of design and production will also be briefly showcased.


Tour Itinerary

9:00 - 11:00

Bus Depart Krakow Conference Center to Bielsko-Biala

11:00 - 13:00

Tour of FCA plant

13:00 - 13:15

Travel to BOSMAL

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch provided by BOSMAL

14:15 - 15:30

Tour of BOSMAL labs

15:30 - 17:30

Bus departs to Krakow





FCA Tour

The visit will start from the showroom, where participants will be shown our facility by means of a presentation, then we will put on suitable personal protection equipment and enter the production area. The area to be toured is the area dedicated to production of the 1.3 liter Small Diesel Engine (SDE). We will start with a general presentation of the product, then we will see the CNC machine line where the cylinder heads are made, showing the process flow and characteristic data of the machining process. Next we will move to the mounting area ((Short Block, Long Block 1 and 2), presenting the process as well as a few examples of the process developed as part of World Class Manufacturing. We return to the showroom via the SDE block machining area – an automated line – with a presentation of the process.