Automotive Market

The automotive industry is changing rapidly. Disruptive tech-driven trends and advancements are setting customer expectations extremely high. Such trends and advancements include:

  • Autonomous driving
  • Connectivity
  • Electrification

Electric vehicle adoption is expected to surge even higher than in recent years. International Wire meets the automotive industry’s needs with versatile solutions for charging stations, battery cables, EV battery busbars, shielding products, airbags, and aftermarket electrical parts. Bunched copper wires are commonly required in the automotive market.

Types of Wire Used in the Automotive Industry

Wires come in many shapes and sizes and are used in various automotive applications. Here are the common wire types used in different sectors of the automotive industry.

Automotive – General

This general category of automotive wires is for general automotive applications. Product types we supply include:

  • Braid
  • Bunch
  • Pigtail/Rope
  • Rope bunched

Heavy Equipment Earth Moving

This sector comprises backhoe loaders, excavators, bulldozers, motor graders, trenchers, and other heavy earth moving equipment for construction projects. We supply block strand wires and braids for needs of these vehicles.

Heavy Truck/Tractor Trailer

Large trucks and tractor trailers also require special wiring. International Wire offers bunch, rope bunched, and heavy concentric wires to meet the needs of these vehicles.

Light Vehicle Battery Cable

Battery cables are rigid, heavy-gauge copper wires. Wires and wire products we provide for this application include:

  • Bobbins
  • Braid
  • Bunch
  • Heavy concentric
  • Rope bunched
  • Rope concentric
  • Smooth bunch

Light Vehicle Primary

This category includes any electrical wire used in an automotive setting. Primary wire products we offer include:

  • Block strand
  • Bobbins
  • Braid
  • Bunch
  • Fine concentric
  • Heavy concentric
  • Single end
  • Smooth bunch

Light Vehicle Relay

Relays on light vehicles are switches controlled by electricity that power circuits on and off at specified intervals. International Wire provides:

  • Braid
  • Bunch
  • Pigtail
  • Rope bunched
  • Smooth bunch

Light Vehicle Shielding

Electrical wires and cables are subject to electromagnetic interference (EMI), which can cause these components to malfunction. It is especially important in automotive applications for wire and cable assemblies to have the proper shielding. International Wire provides finished braids and bobbins for our customers’ braiders in automotive market.

Electric Vehicle Products

Electric vehicles require multiple components and parts, including:

  • Wiring and busbar
  • EV charging infrastructure
  • DC-DC converters
  • Electric motor
  • Power inverters
  • Power electronics controller
  • Auxiliary batteries
  • Thermal system

Automotive Wire Products at International Wire

International Wire plays a fundamental role in the automotive industry. Our team designs and manufactures high-quality copper wire products for the automotive market’s current and future needs. We are a leading manufacturer of premium-quality bare, tin-plated, nickel-plated, and silver-plated copper wires.

Call us at (315) 245-3800 to order our products. You can also contact us online, or request more information about our copper products and services.