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October 2021 | Companies

Manufacturers of automotive electronic components: types and main keys

The emergence of electric and connected vehicles in recent years is driving the development of an industry focused on automotive electronic components. Each passing day, these components become more indispensable within the multitude of systems found in any automobile.

The automotive sector wants and needs to be at the forefront of the digital revolution and the latest technologies available in the market. Concepts such as connected vehicles, electrification, and automated driving are currently changing the meaning of mobility.

Furthermore, electronic automotive components receive significant investment in R+D thanks to suppliers recognizing that the future inevitably involves an increase in the production of these products.


Types of Electronic Automotive Components


There are numerous types of electronic automotive components aimed at virtually every part of a vehicle. However, they can be divided into three main categories: body electronics, engine management electronics, and sensors. Here's a breakdown of each:

Body Electronics:

  • Timers (relays with electronic circuits)
  • Electronic modules
  • Electronic air conditioning control systems
  • Navigation and fleet management systems
  • Electronic units for the ABS system
  • Electronic units for the ECAS system

Engine Management Electronics:

  • Electronic ignition
  • Electronic spark plug control units


  • Temperature sensor (NTC)
  • Knock sensor (piezoelectric)
  • Engine revolution sensor for the ABS system
  • Wheel ABS revolution sensor
  • TDC sensor (inductive)
  • Air pressure sensor (inductive)
  • Hydraulic brake system pressure sensor (piezoresistive)
  • Exhaust gas pressure sensor
  • Wheel speed sensor
  • Oxygen sensor (lambda probe)


Manufacturers of Electronic Automotive Components in Autoparts From Spain


Autoparts from Spain, a platform of automotive component manufacturers, brings together a diverse range of Spanish manufacturers of electronic automotive components. These manufacturers put their efforts and work into producing products that meet the required quality standards while promoting sustainability and environmental care.

Here are the leading producers of electronic automotive components that are part of the initiative promoted by Autoparts From Spain:


Airfren is a company specialised in pneumatic brake systems for trucks, trailers and buses. Founded in 1983, since then it has been dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of spare parts for commercial vehicles in the aftermarket sector. It offers a reliable, safe and quality-assured product that fully satisfies the needs of customers and users of its components. In addition, it specialises in electronic sensors, such as those for measuring vehicle temperature or tyre air pressure.

Anglí Industrias

Since 1954 Anglí Industrias has been working to offer solutions in the field of electrical and electronic components for the automotive sector, designing, testing and manufacturing all its products entirely at the company's facilities in Caldes de Montbui (Barcelona). It provides a wide range of components ranging from distributor caps, distributor rotors, contact sets, capacitors, ignition coils, ignition cables and revolution sensors to temperature sensors, hand contacts, reverse light switches, stop light switches and hydraulic switches.

Autofren Seinsa

Autofren Seinsa is a leading manufacturer of products for braking, transmission, steering and suspension systems for the main original equipment, Tier 1/2 and aftermarket automotive aftermarket manufacturers worldwide. In addition, it is also present in the automotive electronic components sector through the production of wheel speed sensors.


Fae designs and manufactures electrical and electronic products for the automotive industry. It offers its customers a wide range of products with more than 4500 references with quality equivalent to original equipment (OEM). Always committed to innovation, it has consolidated its position in the field of multilayer ceramic application design, development of ceramic substrates and implementation of microelectronic systems.


Gjm is a company dedicated to the manufacture of electrical wiring and injection of technical parts for companies in the automotive sector, among others. It provides technical support services to its customers in order to solve problems and develop solutions according to their needs and those of the markets.


Metalcaucho has been active in the field of rubber and metal automotive spare parts and accessories for more than 30 years. It is a company that controls the entire development, from the design of the initial part to mass production. Its exhaustive control to guarantee constant quality in the production processes automatically makes it a leader in its sector. In addition, it is also involved as a manufacturer of automotive electronic components through the production of various types of tyre sensors.

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