Heavy-duty Automotive Cabling
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Industry Background & Client Information
Technological advances in the automotive industry mean that vehicles are increasingly providing additional comfort, safety features and high-tech amenities for drivers and passengers. These additional features require dependable manufacturing and cable assemblies to operate smoothly.
CMA’s proven capabilities and on-time deliveries have supported the automotive industry with cable assemblies for airbags, power distribution, fuel tank and engine wiring, heating/cooling, and high voltage assemblies. With our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, we provide both standard cable assemblies and custom manufacturing solutions for the industry.
Our superior cable products and custom solutions led a key automotive supplier to rely on our services. The customer’s world-wide manufacturing facilities serve automotive OEM’s around the globe with services ranging from lighting to metal stampings. One of their clients developed a product requiring a unique hoist cable.
CMA’s customer, a worldwide automotive supplier, needed a heavy-duty hoist cable for one of their OEM’s. The cable is manufactured from a specialized stainless steel to create exceptional durability. Outwardly, the customer’s hoist cable mirrors the appearance and diameter of a standard cable but in actuality is much different. The cable comes at a significantly higher price point due to the specialized stainless steel used in its manufacturing.
With the cable’s twin-like appearance to standard hoist cables, the customer was concerned that the two products would easily be confused. The global automotive supplier trusted CMA for the solution. We determined a reliable method to differentiate the stainless steel cable from our other inventory and to help the customer identify the cable throughout their manufacturing process.
CMA developed a proprietary labeling system, unique to the cable assembly industry, which places marks on the cut cable at specific locations within tight tolerances. The cable marking system was seamlessly incorporated into our existing quality control processes and inspections to ensure consistent results for the customer.
In addition, we developed optimized policies and procedures for maintaining an inventory of the specialty hoist cables. Our tightly-controlled inventory management allows us to maintain product integrity and traceability from start to finish, guaranteeing the automotive customer a high-quality, reliable end product for their unique application.