Top 10 Automotive Manufacturing Solution Companies - 2019
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Top 10 Automotive Manufacturing Solution Companies - 2019

The race to build the ideal automobile began in the 1880s with innovations such as handbrakes, multi-speed transmissions, better steering, and sleeker frames taking the spotlight. Although the race has never stopped, the image of the ‘ideal’ car has undergone a drastic makeover. From material testing and integrating Cloud services in cars to improving fuel efficiency and adhering to environmental regulatory standards, the automotive manufacturing landscape experiences constant innovations.

When it comes to the primary material for automotive manufacturing, trends are shifting more towards aluminum, plastics, and carbon fibers from cold-formed steel. Aluminum, for example, is a much softer metal than steel and hence can be worked upon at room temperature, saving the manufacturer time and money. While some manufacturers use a superior material to work with, others have chosen different routes. Piston rings, heat shields, valve components, and other products must be manufactured to be exceptionally heat and abrasion-resistant without substantial wear. Leading technologies in the manufacture of these components has led to the manufacture of automobiles with excellent fuel economy, security, and an overall guarantee for the driver’s well-being.

To help organizations choose vendors that offer apt and innovative solutions to meet their needs, Manufacturing Technology Insights has compiled a list of the top 10 automotive manufacturing solution providers to tackle today’s challenges. Companies such as Hydro and Tenneco are at the forefront of the industry with solutions to create elegant, smart, safe, and eco-friendly cars using state of the art technology. We introduce you to some cherry-picked best possible solutions that are tailor-made and delivered to cover your company-specific needs. Manufacturing Technology Insights presents to you an exclusive edition on “Top 10 Automotive Manufacturing Solution Providers 2019.”

Top Automotive Manufacturing Solution Companies

Mecal by Starn is the distributor as well as a manufacturer of the entire Mecal product line in the United States and Canada. The collaboration of Mecal and Starn Tool, creating Mecal by Starn, offers world-class applicators and spare tooling for the wire harness industry. Their products are extensively used by the automotive, communication, IT industry, and wherever there is a requirement of high-quality connection. They also offer the market crimping equipment designed with skill, manufactured with care, and supported with competence

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Hydro is 35,000 people in 40 countries, working together to create ever better aluminium solutions for over 30,000 customers worldwide

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Fastems

Fastems

Fastems help metalworking manufacturers optimize productivity by enabling them to take control of their production with intelligent, turnkey factory automation solutions. With digitalization and integration, they revolutionize the manufacturing industry. They put a high emphasis on research, development and innovation activities and aim to continually provide our customers with the best solutions for productivity, transparency, and quality. At Fastems, they aim for a unique company culture that inspires growth and succeeding together. MMS, its offering, is capable of planning, executing, and visualizing production in different manufacturing settings, along with other offering range, from modular systems to comprehensive, tailored solutions

Flex

Flex

Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight, and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. The company was founded in 1969. The company with a team of experts specializes in providing design, manufacturing, logistics, value-add services, electronics, automotive, NPI, consumer digital, industrial & emerging, infrastructure, medical, server & storage, networking, EMS, communications, supply chain, renewable energy, and lifestyle

HUSCO International

HUSCO International

HUSCO Automotive, a subsidiary of HUSCO International, caters to the rigorous demands of the automotive market. With applications ranging from high-performance suspension systems to engine management controls, the company products are comprised primarily of hydraulic or pneumatic solenoid valves and actuators used in a wide range of mediums. HUSCO Automotive’s success is due to the extensive product development capabilities and world-class and highly cost-effective manufacturing facilities. Working closely with the customers, they provide system development support while optimizing the products and manufacturing processes for the particular application

Magna

Magna

Magna is a leading universal automotive supplier with 346 manufacturing facilities and 92 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. They have over 166,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to their customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing. At Magna, they believe that unique ideas come from unique perspectives. It currently holds contracts to produce vehicles for BMW, Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota. Their state-of-the-art facilities are capable producing vehicles with conventional, hybrid and electric powertrains—in some cases, on the same production line, something no other independent manufacturer can claim worldwide

Material Sciences Corporation (MSC)

Material Sciences Corporation (MSC)

Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) is a leading provider of material-based solutions for acoustical, light-weighting, and coil coating applications. They apply their expertise in quiet and coating technologies to solve noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) problems for customers in the automotive, home appliance, telecommunications, HVAC, electronics, lawn, and power equipment, and construction industries. MSC’s service offerings have expanded over the years to offer innovative metal processing services, ranging from electro galvanizing, laminates & composites, coil coatings, supply chain management, and value-added processing. The company was founded in 1951 and is based in Canton, Michigan

Metalsa

Metalsa

Metalsa is a privately-held subsidiary of Proeza Group that manufactures tier 1 and tier 2 structural components for the light and commercial vehicle markets. They are continually growing and innovating, and have a state-of-the-art technology that keeps products at the forefront. Their portfolio includes light duty frames, space frames, suspension modules, safety systems, transmission modules and fuel tanks for passenger cars and light trucks as well as side rails and cross members of heavy vehicles. For them, their collaborators are the engine of the company and everyone works together to become an ideal global option for automotive structures

Parsec Automation Corp

Parsec Automation Corp

Parsec Automation Corp. (Parsec) is the developer of TrakSYS™, the leading real-time operations & performance management software. Manufacturing companies worldwide rely on Parsec for flexible and configurable tools to execute manufacturing processes across the value stream more effectively. The company is based in Anaheim Hills, CA. Without production disruption, TrakSYS™ helps manufacturers to improve asset utilization and efficiency significantly, increase capacity with no new capital equipment, reduce production costs, decrease lead time, and improve profitability. The company with a team of experts specializes in Manufacturing Performance Management, Manufacturing Operations Management / Manufacturing Execution Systems, Business Intelligence, and Manufacturing Intelligence

Semblex Corporation

Semblex Corporation

Semblex Corporation was formed as a manufacturer of small diameter, standard fasteners. Since then, they have grown into an expansive organization providing a broad range of innovative fastening solutions and complex, cold-formed speciality components to the world’s leading manufacturers. It is a crucial supplier to such industries as Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Heavy Truck, Lawn and Garden, Motorcycle, and Power Sports. Semblex since 2014, has been a subsidiary of Jinhap Co. Ltd., a privately owned South Korean fastener manufacturer. It continues to invest in quality, technology, equipment and creative minds, which provides the tools to gain customer satisfaction