About Us

About Silex

Silex was established in May 1990, as an engineering company, to develop high-tech industrial products. During the course of years vehicle electronics and electro-mechanics have become the main area of our activity. These products and services are sold mainly for commercial vehicles, but railway applications and military vehicles play also an important role in our business.

Silex supply reliable, long life products, for goods, which are designed for 15+ years of lifetime. Our philosophy is to sell confidence much more than just sell products and services. This has been Silex’s key success factor in the past and it remains also in the future.

Silex’s vision is to become a one-stop-shop supplier of electric commercial vehicles’ power-train and electric/electronic control.

Silex is developing its electric axle family as an integrated power-train module to support sustainable mobility, and to contribute to the zero emission vehicles and the very latest, light weight electric vehicles development.

During 25+ years of Silex’s history, Silex has developed products and know-how, which serve as a basis of the vision:

  • Hundreds of complete vehicle controls have been developed, manufactured and installed for buses (diesel, trolley, hybrid and full electric), trucks, agricultural machines, mobile cranes, etc.
  • Electric drives, innovative battery chargers, DC/DC converters and other power electronic units have been developed for automotive and industrial applications.
  • A controller (HW+SW) has been developed and validated to synchronise axles with very high accuracy.
  • Silex has become a member of an experts’ network, designing different vehicles and vehicle parts

All these products have already been proven in industrial environment.


József RückCEO

Founder, main shareholder and CEO of Silex. Mr. Rück is an engineer, committed to innovation and to the high quality of the products. He has his M. Sc degree in electrical engineering from the Budapest University of Technology. In 2000 he completed his MBA in Budapest, on a program, which was organised jointly by Corvinus University of Economics and London Business School. Speaks fluent German and English, speaks fair Russian.

His attitude is to sell confidence much more than just selling products and services. His goal is to fulfill Silex’s vision by leading Silex to become a one-stop-shop supplier of electric commercial vehicles’ power-train and electric/electronic control systems.

Zoltán TankóDirector of strategy

Mr. Tankó is an experienced leader and manager. He spent more than 30 years in different corporate top management positions in the IT and the telecommunications industry. He worked to Magyar Telekom (subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom) as Chief Sales Officer, and he introduced T-Systems operations in Hungary as the managing director.

Mr. Tankó joined to Silex in January 2017 to add his international management experience to the extraordinary engineering knowledge of Silex. His goal is to boost Silex’s market expansion and develop Silex to become one of the leading industry automation companies in Europe.

Gábor HorváthSales director

European Commission


SILEX Ipari Automatizálási Zrt.
1095 Budapest, Soroksári út 150.
Phone: +36 1 278 0859
Fax: +36 1 278 0860
Email: info@silex.hu