Smithers offers a wide range of product development, quality management and information services for the automotive industry.

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.

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Quality Management Services

Smithers offers “Best in class” quality and environmental management certification services. Our clients come to us seeking auditing services from accredited quality management systems registrars that demonstrate a technical knowledge of the automotive industry. We offer certification services for: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, and OHSAS 18001.

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Information Services

For insightful information on market trends, emerging technologies and industry news, Smithers provides multiple products that serve the automotive industry.  Smithers offers market reports, technical conferences and events, training courses, journals, books and The Smithers Report - a daily digest dedicated to tire industry news.