Automotive

Our clients range from original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) to Tier 1 and 2 system and component suppliers and materials producers. Smithers also supports key suppliers in the supply chain to many of the leading North American, European and Asian car manufacturers.

Product Development Services

Since 1925, Smithers has had extensive experience in designing and developing test protocols for automotive applications. Our technical support services are world leading and include failure diagnosis, design and process optimization and material analysis.

With extensive knowledge of rubber, polymer and plastic materials, Smithers experts can offer consultative insight – supported by materials analysis, product testing and transit simulation testing – to aid in your product development efforts.  Our testing services cover a wide range of performance evaluations on rubber, plastics, sealants, various vehicle components, tires and wheels.

Globally, we operate multiple ISO 17025 accredited product test facilities, chemical and material analysis laboratories as well as facilities dedicated to distribution package testing.