Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd
Stäubli International AG.
SOS Mfg., Inc.
SMK Corporation
Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.
Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH
NMB Technologies Corporation
Murphy & Read Spring Mfg. Co., Inc.
MinebeaMitsumi Inc.
Kooks Industries
KINSUN Industries Inc
Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited

21 Automotive Connector Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for automotive connectors as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 21 automotive connector manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked automotive connector companies as of February, 2024: 1.SOS Mfg., Inc., 2.Pepperl+Fuchs Inc., 3.AIMMET INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD..

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List of 21 Automotive Connector Manufacturers

*Including some distributors, etc.

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    • Douglas Electrical Components
      • United States of America Address: 5 Middlebury Blvd. Randolph, New Jersey, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Douglas Electrical Components, established in 1944 and based in Randolph, New Jersey, United States, is a manufacturer of hermetic connectors, wires, feedthroughs, and pin headers. The company also provides customers worldwide with fiber optic, signal, and power interconnect solutions. All of the company's products, including hermetic connectors and others, find use in both mechanical and electrical assemblies, addressing seal requirements and reducing the need for tools and extra components. Additionally, the company's glass-to-metal seals and HTCC seals are integral in RC and microwave packages, power discrete packages, and optoelectronic packages.

    • NMB Technologies Corporation
      • United States of America Address: Novi, Michigan, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      NMB Technologies Corporation, founded in 1951 with facilities in the USA, is a MinebeaMitsumi Group company and a manufacturer of electromechanical and semiconductor components such as small motors, backlights, sensors, and wireless technology. The company's products include cooling fans, precision small motors, mechanical bearing assemblies, battery protection components, and programmable drivers. NMB Technologies Corporation also offers custom design, engineering, and manufacturing to its customers in the automotive, robotics, medical, consumer technology, and industrial markets.

      • United States of America Address: 1 Northwest Drive Plainville, Connecticut, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      The D.R. Templeman Co. (DRT) is a Plainville, Connecticut-based manufacturer of custom springs and wire forms at sizes ranging from 0.004” to 0.080”. Founded in 1938, the company serves various multinational OEMs including Boston Scientific, Rubbermaid, ITW, and Tyco. The company produces a range of springs, such as torsion and compression models utilized in medical and electronic devices, as well as functional components like custom rings for sealing or connecting, and wire forms for fastening or guiding. DRT also offers various stock springs, along with quality control, testing, packaging and shipping services.

    • SOS Mfg., Inc.
      • United States of America Address: 111 Packer Drive, Roberts, Wisconsin, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      SOS Mfg., Inc., established in Wisconsin, is a manufacturer of custom wire harnesses and cable assemblies. Their product portfolio includes over molded cable assemblies that offer enhanced protection against environmental factors and custom cable assemblies used for delivering reliable connections and signal transmission. Their products are used in industries such as Automotive and Transportation, Aerospace, Defense and Industrial Automation. The company provides Quality Assurance, Technical Support, national distribution, customized services and customer support.

    • Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.
      • United States of America Address: 1600 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, Ohio, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc. was founded in Mannheim, Germany in 1945 developing the forerunner of the proximity switch. Pepperl+Fuchs continues to develop proximity sensors as well as other industrial sensors including ultrasonic sensors, rotary encoders, positioning systems, display and signal processing, vibration monitoring, industrial communication, and signal processing as well as related accessories and software. Explosive protection products include safety barriers, surge protection, wireless solutions, HMI systems, power supplies, electrical explosion protection equipment, level measurement, and related software.

    • Governors America Corp. (GAC)
      • United States of America Address: 720 Silver Street, Agawam, Massachusetts, United States of America

      Distributor Overview

      Governors America Corp, also known as GAC, was founded in 1986 and based in Agawam, Massachusetts. GAC is a vertically integrated global distributor of engine control products. GAC serves industries including power generation, mining, transportation, heavy equipment, and marine industries and is AS9100:D and ISO 9001:2015 certified. GAC products are in categories such as actuators, speed controllers, gaseous fuel and ignition management systems, generators, and accessories. GAC’s product design capabilities include software design, electronic component design, as well as mechanical design.

    • J.S.T. Mfg. Co.,Ltd.
      • Japan Address: 3-4-7, Doshomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      JST Group, founded in 1957, is an international manufacturing company specializing in the development of all types of systems for connecting electric power and electronic devices. It obtained ISO9002 approval in 1993, and it has gone on to open offices and affiliated companies in Europe, America and other parts of Asia. JST uses modern advances like ultraprecision technology, gold plating processes, CNC copy grinder, to ensure quality and improved performance of every appliance it manufactures. JST products can be used in televisions, laptops, trains, medical equipments and even kitchen appliances.

    • KINSUN Industries Inc
      • Taiwan Address: No. 32, Guanye E. Rd., Pingzhen Dist., Taoyuan City, Taiwan

      Manufacturer Overview

      KINSUN Industries Inc, established in Taoyuan City, Taiwan in 1997 is a manufacturer engaged in electronic components and connectors for telecom networks. Their product range include telecommunication network connector, waterproof connector, RF antenna, medical component, automotive component, and stamping parts. Company has two factories in China in Guangzhou and Suzhou as well as the main factory in Taiwan with 300 employees. Their product has certificate of ISO9001 ISO 14001, and IATF 16949.

    • DDK Ltd.
      • Japan Address: 1-5-1 Kiba Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      DDK Ltd., founded in 1963 and currently a subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd., is a Japanese manufacturer and supplier headquartered in Koto-ku, Tokyo, specializing in electronical connectors. The company’s product range includes automotive, board-to-board, circular and rectangular, coaxial, as well as flexible flat cable (FFC)/flexible printed circuit (FPC) connectors. These connectors are utilized across industries such as automotive, applied in automotive navigation systems, electronic toll collections, and vehicle audio devices; base stations of wireless computer networking; factory automation, applied in control equipment, industrial robots, servomotors, and welding machines; and information technology, applied in digital cameras and video cameras, mobile devices, and measuring instruments.

    • Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH
      • Germany Address: Caroline-Herschel-Straße 100, Ottobrunn, Freistaat Bayern, Germany

      Manufacturer Overview

      Panasonic Industry Europe is the European branch of Panasonic, a global manufacturer of electronics and houseware, originally founded in 1918. Panasonic Industry Europe manufactures in 4 categories: components, devices, energy & building, and automation devices & solutions. Components include relays, capacitors, resistors, sensors, switches, connectors, couplers. Devices include wireless connectivity, e-bike systems, motors, compressors, thermal solutions, GPS antennas, as well as electronic materials. Energy & building includes batteries, fuel cells, solar sells, power tools, and home IoT. Automation devices & solutions include sensors for factory automation, industrial motors, laser welding, and more.

    • Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd
      • Japan Address: Technoport Taiju Seimei Bldg. 2-16-2, Minamikamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd was founded in 1956 and is a manufacturer of test solution and connector solution products based in Ota, Tokyo, Japan. The company manufactures various products such as open top burn-in sockets, cantilever test sockets, camera module connectore, high speed transmission wiring board, and card edge sockets. The products are used in various applications such as automobiles, production sites, communications infrastructure, smartphones, and servers. The company has certified with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards certifications.

    • HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
      • Japan Address: 2-6-3 Nakagawa Chuoh Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (HRS) is a Japanese manufacturer specializing in electronic and electrical connectors. Founded in Tokyo in 1937, the company now has eight factories located in Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, and Indonesia, with several sales and service locations throughout the US, Europe, and Singapore. The company carries a selection of over 50,000 products, including fiber optic connectors, sealed connectors, and card edge connectors. HRS also offers advanced engineering services to cater to specific customer demands, and after-sales support to clients in the consumer electronics, automotive, and telecommunications industries.

    • Stäubli International AG.
      • Switzerland Address: Poststrasse 5, Pfäffikon, Schwyz, Switzerland

      Manufacturer Overview

      Stäubli began in Horgen, Switzerland in 1892. Stäubli designs, produces, distributes, and provides support for products for numerous industries including aerospace, alternative fuels, medical devices, packaging, photovoltaics, and semiconductors. Stäubli has 4 primary product lines including electrical connectors, fluid connectors, robotics, and textile. Electrical connector products include cable couplers, modular connectors, and test and measurement connectors. Fluid connectors include mold clamping systems, quick and dry disconnect couplings, and safety breakaway couplings. Robotics include industrial robots, collaborative robots, and mobile robots. Textile includes weaving preparation and frame weaving.

    • MinebeaMitsumi Inc.
      • Japan Address: 4106-73 Oaza Miyota Miyota-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      MinebeaMitsumi Inc. was incorporated in 1951in Japan and manufactures and supplies machined components, and electronic devices and components globally. It operates through four segments: machined components, electronic devices and components, MITSUMI Business, and the U-Shin business segment. MinebeaMitsumi specializes in bearing products including spherical, roller, rod end, and ball bearings for aerospace. MinebeaMitsumi also produces products including precision mechanical assemblies, fasteners, other special components including clutches and brakes, motors, blowers, sensors and lighting devices. Additionally, MinebeaMitsumi offers its products for use in PCs and peripheral equipment, information and telecommunications equipment, household electrical appliances, automobiles, and aerospace.

    • Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
      • Japan Address: 21-1 Dogenzaka 1-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd, commonly known as JAE, was established in 1953 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company is a designer and manufacturer of connectors, user interface solutions, and electronics for the aerospace, agriculture, semiconductor, and camera stabilization sectors. THe company’s product segments include IO connectors, board to board connects, cable to cable connectors, and more. The company’s motion sensing and control segment includes accelerometers, inertial measurement units, and directional modules.

    • AIMMET INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
      • Taiwan Address: NO.16, LN. 263, YANHE ST., YONGKANG DIST., TAINAN CITY, Taiwan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Established in 1996 by a team of technicians, AIMMET Industrial Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of RF coaxial and Automotive Fakra HSD connectors in Taiwan. Certified by various quality and environment management systems, they design, manufacture, and assemble advanced high-tech connectors. These connectors have applications in various fields such as Automotive data communications, WIFI wireless, GPS Navigation, and more. AIMMET is the first company in Asia to have successfully developed LVDS (low voltage differential digital signals) high-speed data HSD connector.

    • Aptiv PLC
      • Ireland Address: 5 Hanover Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland

      Manufacturer Overview

      Aptiv, established in 1994, and based in Dublin, Ireland, is a manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts. The product portfolio of the company includes connection systems, connectivity, security, electrical distribution system, middleware, devops, automotive solutions, and smart vehicle architecture. The company offers end-to-end solutions to solve mobility toughest challenges with latest & advanced technology, superior quality, and utmost safety for safer and greener environment. The products are used mainly in the automotive industry.

    • SMK Corporation

      Manufacturer Overview

      SMK Corporation, with its roots dating back to 1925 in Tokyo, Japan, has established itself as a manufacturer specializing in connectors, remote control systems, and electronic components. It boasts a diverse product portfolio that includes connectors, plugs, switches, remote control units, and touch panels. These quality components play pivotal roles in an array of applications and an assortment of industries, ranging from home electronics for the operation of devices like air conditioners, to the automotive sector in the rear-view mirrors. Furthermore, its solutions extend to the realm of mobile devices, wearable technology, such as smart glasses, and healthcare equipment.

    • Iriso Electronics
      • Japan Address: 2-13-8, Shinyokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

      Company Overview

      Iriso Electronics was founded in 1976 in Shimonumabe, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan is a manufacturer of Connectors. The company offers a wide array of connectors including board-to-board, pin header, socket connectors, compression terminal, and ESD protector chip among others. These connectors play an indispensable role in a wide spectrum of application solutions, spanning diverse industries that include automation, automotive, high-speed transmission solutions, onboard coaxial camera solutions, and industrial devices. Additionally, the connectors come fortified with a multitude of advantages that set them apart in the Z-Move structure, 2-Point contact structure, auto I-Lock structure, and floating connectors.

    • Murphy & Read Spring Mfg. Co., Inc.

      Company Overview

      Murphy & Read Spring Mfg. Co., Inc. (MRS) is an American ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of various springs that was established in 1917. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company produces custom and standard springs including compression, extension, torsion, and military specification (MILSPEC) models. They also offer limited metal fabrication capabilities such as stamping, machining, and turning for related small assemblies. MRS primarily serves clients in the aerospace, general manufacturing, transportation, and energy sectors. They maintain a network of sales offices and partner distributors across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Automotive Connector Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the automotive connector page as of February 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. MinebeaMitsumi Inc.: 85,954
  2. Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited: 9,427
  3. Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.: 7,100

Newly Established Company

  1. AIMMET INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.: 1996 (28 years ago)
  2. KINSUN Industries Inc: 1986 (38 years ago)
  3. Iriso Electronics: 1966 (58 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. Stäubli International AG.: 1892 (132 years ago)
  2. Murphy & Read Spring Mfg. Co., Inc.: 1917 (107 years ago)
  3. HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.: 1937 (87 years ago)

Automotive Connector Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of Automotive Connector Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
United States of America United States of America 7 36.8%
Japan Japan 7 36.8%
Taiwan Taiwan 2 10.5%
Germany Germany 1 5.3%
Switzerland Switzerland 1 5.3%
Ireland Ireland 1 5.3%

List of Automotive Connector Products

48 products are listed.

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

Realization of miniaturization composite connector 2Pin connector

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A composite connector that integrates a high -speed signal transmission (coaxial) and a power line (2pin) to achieve miniaturization. ■ Use In -ve...


3 models listed

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

Slot in type connector to reduce parts number of parts such as boards

By connecting directly from the vehicle console to a device such as a head unit, it contributes to the reduction of parts such as boards. ■ Use In...


9 models listed

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

Compatible with FAKRA standard high -speed signal transmission FAKRA connector

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A high -speed signal transmission connector that supports FAKRA standards, which is standardized as an in -vehicle coaxial standard in Europe and t...


4 models listed

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

High -speed transmission / large current high -speed signal transmission connector (12pin)

A multi -pole connector that has the robustness and durability required for in -vehicle equipment and supports high -speed transmission and large c...


2 models listed

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

Waterproof compatible connector Small waterproof coaxial connector for connecting in -vehicle devices

Small connector for waterproofing for in -vehicle devices. Electrical signals support FAKRA standards and high -speed signal transmission is possib...


2 models listed

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

In -vehicle camera connector (floating type)

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The position of the receptacle and case assy to fit with both products is ± 0.5 mm in each direction, and the angle shift is ± 1.5 degrees. ■ Use ...


2 models listed

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

HDMI Ver1.4B image, audio, signal HDMI connector plug cable

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Image, audio, signal connector compliant with HDMI ver1.4b. Lineup of SMT and DIP type. ■ Use In -vehicle network


3 models listed

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

Compatible with insertion durability required for in -vehicle equipment USB connector TCS series

In -vehicle USB connector that was reviewed and developed from the material to respond to the insertion durability required for in -vehicle equipme...


3 models listed

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

FAKRA Direct Type Pig Tail Type lineup in -vehicle camera connector

Lineup of FAKRA direct type and pig tail type. Receptacle is shared. ■ Use In -vehicle camera


3 models listed

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

High -speed signal transmission is possible small coaxial connector

Small connector for in -vehicle device indirect connection. Electrical signals support FAKRA standards and high -speed signal transmission is possi...


3 models listed

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

Compatible with the strength required for in -vehicle equipment TAS7019 USB connector TAS7019

In-vehicle USB Type-C connector that was reviewed and developed from the structure to respond to the strength required for in-vehicle equipment. ■...


1 model listed

Hoshiden Co., Ltd.

Compatible with LVDS and USB signal communication high -speed signal transmission connector (4pin)

A connector that supports LVDS and USB signal communication, improving the strength of the plug or plug reverse insertion. ■ Use In -vehicle netwo...


10 models listed

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