The world automotive/transportation manufacturing market consists of passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles, heavy trucks, buses/coaches, rail, and marine.

The global automotive/transportation market is a key sector of the economy for every major country in the world. The design, manufacture and sales of automobiles/transportation drive economic growth around the world. The industry continues to grow and has demonstrated a strong capability to successfully operate in both domestic and international markets.

The automotive/transportation market is facing advancing technology and fluctuating customer demands which is forcing manufacturers to be more agile and adaptable. It has become crucial for suppliers to deliver high-quality products that meet global demand while also maximizing efficiency.

Factors Straining the Market:

  • Weakening Global Economy
  • Natural Disasters
  • Climbing Fossil Fuel Costs

Automotive/transportation manufacturers do have another challenge with the wide variety of different regulations in different countries. By the OICA trying to harmonize these regulations world-wide, offers savings in technical resources, which can better be applied elsewhere, to produce better, cleaner, safer vehicles and it offers the possibility of reducing production complexity, resulting in lower costs and prices and a wider choice of vehicles available to all consumers.*

Key Areas of Concentration:

  • Standards & Processes
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Quality Products

The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association Manufacturer Members understand the critical role that the wire harness plays in the vehicle. It is a set of wires, connectors, and terminals that transmits information and electric power to deliver function to the vehicle. An average transportation vehicle uses many wires, when stretched out, they can extend for miles. The market requires specific standards for the cable harnesses, especially for safety reasons since this could lead to major electrical issues.

WHMA’s Manufacturer Members are recognized in the Cable and Wire Harness Industry through their understanding and practice of the “IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard” – the worldwide benchmark for quality workmanship. By choosing one of WHMA’s Manufacturer Members to design your harness, it will give you the assurance that they have the understanding of the market’s specific safety standards so that your wire harnesses are without defects and safe to use.

Benefits to the Automotive Market:

  • Reliability and Quality
  • Compliance to ISO and Regulatory Requirements
  • Efficiency
  • More…

WHMA’s Automotive
Manufacturer Members

Aaviza Electronics
Absolute Quality Mfg
ADI Electronics Mfg Tech
Affiliated Product
Alliance Cable and Wire Harness
Alliance Mansols
Al-Tech Associates
AME Systems (Vic)
Amphenol Aerospace
Amphenol Griffith
Amsco U.S.
Apex Custom Assembly
Asti Electronics India Pvt
ATAG Cables Solutions UK
Autac Incorporated
Automated Logic Corp
Avertronics USA
Axon Cable
BBC Electronics
Bailingtek CO.
Bay Associates Wire Tech
Bison Advanced Tech
BizLink Electronics (Xiamen)
Bizlink International
BMA Technologies
Cable Associates
CCSC Intcon Electronic
C.E.E. srl
Chang Bao Industrial
CO-AX Technology
Components Express
Cordé Électrique Inc
Corey Associates
Curti USA Corp
Custom Cables Inc 
Custom Interconnect Asm
Data Cable
DDH Enterprise
DG Edgar Auto Harness
Docom Technologies
Dongguan Alliance
Dongguan Fudi Electronics
Dongguan Gtan Grand-Tek
Dongguan Relcon Electrical
DongGuan STACI Industrial
Dura Wind & Plastic Mould
Dynamic Mfg
East West Automation Tech
EC Electronics
Edgar Tech Shenzhen
EDSI Cables
Elektro Assemblies
Elka International
Epec Engineered Tech
E-Tron Systems
Everyday Wire Tech
FCI OEN Connectors
FIEM Industries Limited
Flex Wires
Future Sales
Genco Industries 
GP Technology
Grand-Tek Tech
Grote Industries
Gruppo EMS
Guangdong Xiongrrun Elect
Hangzhou Growth Elect
Harness By Hextall
Harness Master NSW
Heritage Wire Harness
Holmes Circuit Designs
Hueson Wire and Cable
Hughes Peters
Hupp Aerospace/Def
I.G.G. Electronics
Industrial Electronics Svcs
Interconnect Electronic
Interface Mfg
InterLnX, Inc.
Jye Kee Incorporation
Kato Cable
Kaynes Technology
Kunshan Amphenol Zhengri
Kai-Tai Electronics Co.