As the global automotive industry continues to evolve, IEWC has numerous solutions for automotive assembly houses and OEMs, including SAE, ISO, JASO, and OEM spec wire and cable, as well as our IEWC AIR® program and a global network of distribution centers designed to streamline your supply chain.

Automotive Industry Solutions

For more than half a century, IEWC has supplied complete solutions for our customers' wire, cable and wire management needs. IEWC offers an unparalleled customer experience that supports the success of your projects and helps ensure the growth of your company. Explore the various solutions IEWC offers for the Automotive industry.

In-Stock Products

Shop from IEWC's catalog of 1000s of in-stock wire, cable and wire management products for the automotive industry.

Value-Added Services

IEWC offers a variety of value-added services, such as striping, dyeing, twisting, and more, aimed to help accelerate and simplify your business.

Order Management

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Engineered Solutions

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Primary Wire & Multi-Conductor Cable

Primary wire is the most commonly used type of wire in automotive applications and is available in different gauges and colors.

Battery & Power Cable

Battery cables and power cables are essential components in a vehicle's electrical system that are responsible for supplying power from the battery to various electrical components.

For Ford and Chrysler vehicles, be sure to check the specific conversions, along with the specifications for Electric vehicle wire as well. 

Wire Management Products

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What is Automotive Wire?

Automotive electrical wire is a type of wire that is specifically designed to be used in the electrical systems of vehicles. It is typically made with a copper or aluminum conductor and covered with insulation to protect against wear, heat, and other environmental factors. Automotive electrical wire comes in different gauges, colors, and lengths, and is used for various purposes, such as connecting batteries, powering lights and electrical components, and transmitting data between sensors and electronic control units. Proper selection and installation of automotive electrical wire is essential to ensure the safe and efficient operation of a vehicle's electrical system.

Common Types of Automotive Applications:

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Automotive Electrical Wiring

Over one billion vehicles currently travel the world’s roads and highways, and global auto production shows no sign of slowing down. This ever growing demand will not only require an increased output of quality automotive components, but the need for improved efficiencies and cost reductions within assembly houses and manufacturers alike. From the assembly of wire harnesses and critical components to final production on the assembly line, ensuring the use of quality wire and cable can help safeguard against future breakdowns and costly repairs. IEWC will keep your vehicles on the road with our full line of wire, cable and wire management products for the automotive industry.

Changes in the Automotive Industry

Even with an optimistic outlook for automotive production and sales, the industry faces strong forces of change, including environmental regulations and evolving consumer preferences. Many countries are implementing emissions restrictions and fuel efficiency standards, which will require auto makers to utilize lightweight materials and design alternative powertrains, including batteries and fuel cells. In addition, consumers’ desire for advanced technology will prompt auto makers to implement new electronic systems and interfaces that will change the vehicle as we know it today.

These changes will likely impact the use and type of wire, cable and wire management products necessary for chassis wiring and harnesses, including the introduction of metric specifications and data bus constructions. These harnesses are used for various vehicle applications, including lighting, sensors, safety controls, battery connections, and consumer electronic connectivity.

Automotive Electrical Wire Solutions

In order to navigate the evolving automotive industry, IEWC has numerous solutions available to automotive assembly houses and OEMs. We offer a broad range of products that meet SAE, ISO, JASO and automotive OEM specifications, ensuring you have the correct product for your application, no matter the OEM platform. Extensive inventory of such products and our Customer Automated Replenishment System (CARS®) allows us to help you manage ebbs and flows in your demand. And with IEWC's 19 global locations, we can support, and even help transition, your requirements regardless of production location.

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