Automotive Solutions

High-Performance & Rugged Interconnects


Samtec delivers Sudden Service® solutions for standard and customer-specific automotive designs by providing short lead times with an array of options to meet the robust quality, production and compliance requirements of our customers. Our automotive interconnect systems are ideal for applications requiring high-performance, high-density, high-reliability/high mating cycles, optics and microelectronics solutions, with PPAP options.

Standard Catalog Product

  • Certified ISO-9001
  • Built to Samtec’s drawing
  • Sudden Samples for prototyping
  • Short lead times for volume

Custom ACD-Series

  • Certified to IATF 16949 to support all agreed upon customer specific requirements
  • Controlled IATF facility
  • Registered International Material Data System (IMDS)
  • Vendor Managed Inventory options for volume
  • Contact Samtec’s automotive experts to get started

A-Series for Automotive

  • Certified to IATF 16949 to support Level 3 PPAP requirements
  • Controlled IATF facility
  • Registered International Material Data System (IMDS)
  • Built to Samtec’s drawings & standards
  • Short lead times for volume
  • For a list of A-Series products, see Resources below


Samtec offers a wide variety of solutions for any type of automotive application.


Samtec is IATF 16949, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certified, and is fully integrated with in-house tooling, plating and automated manufacturing capabilities that provide for advanced development, low-cost, quick turn and high volume production. In addition, Samtec is compliant with International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) and with EU WEEE and RoHS directives.

More Information On Quality And Certifications
IATF 16949
ISO 14001
ISO 9001
RoHS Compliant
REACH Compliant

PPAP - Production Part Approval Process

Samtec uses proven processes that meet our IATF 16949 certification. Samtec designates these products with an A-Series part number. For each A-Series product, a customer will receive a Level 3 Product Part Approval Process (PPAP) package.

PPAP Eligible


Samtec's products are tested to or beyond industry standards
to ensure quality and performance in automotive applications.

Initiative to test products beyond typical standards for extreme applications

Rigorous testing to evaluate contact resistance in simulated storage/field conditions

All Samtec series undergo Design Qualification Testing

Rugged Features & Custom Solutions

Ruggedizing Options
screw downs
  • Friction locks
  • Guide posts
  • Screw downs
  • Alignment Pins
Contact Flexiblity
tiger eye
  • Tiger ClawTM
  • Tiger EyeTM
  • Tiger BuyTM
  • Power Eye
Custom Solutions
custom solutions
  • Pin Modifications
  • Body Modifications
  • Special Plating
  • Qualification Testing
  • Custom Connectors
  • Prototyping

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