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    Dear Teachers,
    I'm looking for a general term referring to a company which produces parts for car manufacturers. Can I call it an automotive industry company? Would it sound good in the title of a university project?
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    Default Re: automotive industry

    Yes, "automotive industry" describes the main OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and their suppliers.

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    Default Re: automotive industry

    Being just a novice, my doubt about the term " automotive Industry" is that it may imply companies like Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Jaguar etc. (who are assemblers of motor vehicles).

    But the author may be looking for a term to describe small companies that supply components to the above mentioned assembly plants, with their products like carburettors, brake cylinders, starter motors, alternators, brake pads etc.

    Very interesting question!
    Thanks for the Teachers' replies.

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    Default Re: automotive industry

    Quote Originally Posted by zajeys View Post
    Being just a novice, my doubt about the term " automotive Industry" is that it may imply companies like Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Jaguar etc. (who are assemblers of motor vehicles).

    But the author may be looking for a term to describe small companies that supply components to the above mentioned assembly plants, with their products like carburettors, brake cylinders, starter motors, alternators, brake pads etc.

    Very interesting question!
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    IMO "the automotive industry" covers both car production and component manufacture.

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    Default Re: automotive industry

    If you want to exclude the OEM's (Ford, Nissan, etc.) then refer to the automotive suppliers, or supply chain.

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