In May 1990, the competition for the position of the CEO of OBR SM was announced for the first time. There were 8 candidates and the winner was Kazimierz Romaniszyn, who took over the function in August of that year. In November 1990, FSM was transformed into a state-owned company, however, this did not include the Centre, which formally was outside FSM's structures and in this way actually became an independent unit. Despite this change, most of the work carried out at the Centre was still performed for FSM, however, the decline in the manufacture and financial problems of FSM have seriously limited the scope of this cooperation. In 1991, OBM launched a small lot production of BOSMAL Cabrio, on the basis of Polish Fiat 126p, whose design was developed, tested and approved as own work. Nearly 500 unit of this car were manufactured and sold. However, the limitation of the scope of other works led to a reduction in employment to less than 400 people at the end of 1992. A number of organisational changes took place and work begun on the accreditation of research laboratories. The publication of Scientific and Technical Papers began, in which the Centre's achievements and more interesting work carried out by employees have been published. In a sense, the breakthrough year was 1993, when after the next stage of ownership transformations, the most important production plants of FSM SA were taken over by FIAT, who in October created a company called FIAT Auto Poland. The company, appreciating the need to cooperate with the Centre, settled FSM's payment arrears and in December 1993 concluded a general agreement with the Centre, the scope of which covered a large part of OBR's capabilities. We had to look for other work on the market, which led to a significant change in the profile of work and the gradual acquisition of research contracts from many suppliers as well as from FIAT Auto from Turin. Further own work was also undertaken and OBR's actual independence has began.