Sanmina Automotive

20 years of experience manufacturing body controllers, LED lighting, driver assistance systems, among others. We have expertise with: APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, DFMEA, PCN

10 IATF 16949 Global Facilities

10 fully certified automotive manufacturing locations worldwide, in the Americas, Europe and Asia

Extensive Subassembly Expertise

Sanmina manufactures body controllers, meter clusters, led lighting, climate control systems and many other complex assemblies

Advanced Quality Systems

Proven and refined over 25 years, our quality systems can prevent some of the most common production errors:
• Forced Routings
• Operation Verification
• Component Verification & Traceability

Fully Automated Production

Sanmina has extensive automation experience and has deployed multiple “no touch” automated production lines for automotive subassemblies

End to End Test Solutions

Turn key design and software development for AOI, ICT, functional testers, X-ray & boundary scan test equipment

Remote Manufacturing Visibility

Cloud based MES enables real-time, remote visibility of production and quality KPI’s

LIDAR System Design

Sanmina designs and produces LIDAR systems for automotive and other applications

GPS, Infotainment and HVAC

Infotainment prototypes are built in Sanmina facilities close to our customers, then Sanmina transfers production for volume manufacturing anywhere in the world

LED Lighting Systems

Sanmina has years of experience manufacturing a broad range of front and rear Automotive LED lighting systems

Body Controllers

Sanmina manufactures PCBAs for body controllers and engine computers, using “Intelligent Testing” to eliminate latent defects with active testing for both typical and known failure modes

Sanmina has over 20 years automotive electronic manufacturing experience and is fully compliant with all regulatory standards including IATF 16949, APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning), PPAP (Product Part Approvals), PFMEA (Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis), DFMEA (Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis) and PCN (Part Change Notice). We understand the specific quality requirements of the automotive industry and have incorporated stringent manufacturing and quality procedures based on lean manufacturing, six sigma and zero defect initiatives. Automotive OEMs and Suppliers turn to Sanmina for advice in Functional Safety or Design for Manufacturability.


From prototyping, low volume high mix to high volume products we provide advanced PCBA/SMT services.



These customer case studies include an automotive camera design, cable system design and functional safety.


We design and produce turnkey cable assemblies and wiring harnesses for a variety of industrial applications.

The products below are manufactured on a build-to-print basis by Sanmina for the world’s most recognized Automotive OEMs, their suppliers, aftermarket suppliers and contract design partners.

  • Body Controllers
  • Meter Clusters & Steering Column Electronics
  • Climate Controls & Blower Assemblies
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  • Park Assist & Intelligent Sensors
  • LED Lighting Systems
  • Head Units, GPS & Infotainment Systems
  • Electric Vehicle Control Units & Inverters
  • Remote Controls & Toll Tags
  • Communication Controls, Amplifiers & Tuners

End-To-End Services
Sanmina provides the following End – End Services with full automotive regulatory compliance.

  • Design & Automotive Electric Engineering Services
  • Test System Development
  • Supply Chain Design
  • Functional Safety Analysis
  • Product & Process Qualification
  • New Product Introduction
  • Quick Turn Prototypes
  • Component Engineering
  • Reliability & Value Engineering
  • Logistics & Repair Services

Sanmina also has the capability to provide in-house manufacturing for key automobile and vehicle electronics elements such as RF, optical memory components, cable assemblies, PCB, PCBA, sub-assemblies and finished product.

Complex Technology & Manufacturing Automation
The complex technology needed to realize advanced driver assistance systems and the driverless car includes communications, sensors, multimedia and high density electronics.

The stringent requirements of the automotive regulatory environment necessitate strong engineering and validation capability, along with state of the art manufacturing. One example of combining world-class manufacturing techniques such as Lean & Six Sigma Manufacturing together with Poke Yoke approaches is the manufacturing automation shown in the slider module above. This automatic line produces a finished product every 12 seconds with complete process reproducibility and repeatability.

One System World-wide
Sanmina operates a global network of automotive facilities in Europe, North America, Mexico and Asia.

One Sanmina automotive regulatory, supply chain management and ERP system is deployed in all facilities. These systems have been refined over the past 15 years, and provide flexibility for early involvement in design, component selection and manufacture of prototypes close to our customers while giving our customers the same tools and processes in all Sanmina facilities worldwide.

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