The Automotive Industry Institute (PIMOT) was founded by virtue of Resolution No. 218 of the Council of Ministers dated 11 August 1972, as a central research and development unit of the Polish automotive industry. Since April 1, 2019 the Institute has been a part of the Łukasiewicz Research Network and changed its name to Łukasiewicz Research Network – Automotive Industry Institute.
PIMOT was set up by transformation and merger of Centralny Ośrodek Konstrukcyjno-Badawczy Przemysłu Motoryzacyjnego POLMO (POLMO Automotive Industry Head Research and Development Centre) and Ośrodek Konstrukcyjno-Badawczy Przemysłu Motoryzacyjnego POLMO (POLMO Automotive Industry Research and Development Centre).
The Institute continues long traditions, dated back to the period between the two World Wars, of the former automotive industry research and development units in Poland and employs highly qualified and experienced personnel.