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On 28th September, Hayakawa UK hosted a McMillan Coffee Morning in aid of McMillan Cancer Support. Hayakawa UK raised over £235, having received support from local business’ and the community.

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. Hayakawa UK’s General manager Devinder Bansal,”Supporting local and national charities is something that we at Hayakawa UK hold very close to our hearts and we look forward to continuing our support and raising further funds in the future.”

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We are happy to announce that Hayakawa UK has once again been awarded the “Sony Green Partner” certification in recognition of our ability to manufacture wire harnesses and cable components in a way that has minimal impact on the environment.

The Sony Green Partner certification enables Hayakawa UK to be a “preferred supplier” to Sony and to other companies who seek a wire harness and cable components supplier who has achieved Green Partner status. This certification is meaningful because it reflects on our commitment to protect the environment as much as possible during our production process.

Sony awards suppliers with Green Partner Certification when they actively cooperate in producing environmentally sustainable products. The “Sony Green Partner Standards” were established in 2001 as a way to encourage its suppliers to become more environmentally responsible. Sony’s Green Partner Program restricts the use of hazardous substances in materials as described in the Sony technical standard SS-00259.


The automotive wiring harness market size was valued at USD 48.42 billion in 2017, expanding at a CAGR of 6.2%. Increasing integration of electronic devices into vehicles in order to provide enhanced safety features has positively influenced market growth. Employing these systems in a vehicle offers numerous benefits such as improved fuel efficiency, enhanced performance, and low probability of electrical shortage.

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Sale of automotive wiring harnesses is directly proportional to increased manufacturing of vehicles. Factors such as rising disposable income, increased government initiatives such as Make in India, and prevailing low labour cost in countries such as China and India have led to increased manufacturing of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in developing economies. This, in turn, is driving sales of automotive wiring harnesses.

Automotive wiring harnesses find application in chassis for various components such as fog lamps, headlamps, infotainment systems, fuel flaps, and turn indicators. Therefore, the chassis segment accounted for over 30.0% of the overall market in 2017 and is expected to develop at a considerable growth rate from 2018 to 2025.


The global automotive wiring harness market accounted to US$ 47.08 Bn in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.27% during the forecast period 2019 – 2027, to account to US$ 68.18 Bn by 2027. It is believed that there are more than a billion cars are on the road worldwide. Also, people have been keen on keeping cars for a longer time with them than ever before and therefore, the expenditures on the aesthetics and design of vehicles are expected to be more than ever before.

Previously, automotive wiring harness was considered to be the most overlooked suspension components in the passenger cars. However, gaining importance for fuel efficiencies while driving and surging demands for smoother rides have translated into healthy growth for wire harness products in the passenger cars.

Industry Experts Predictions

Global analysts Technavio are predicting that the international cable assembly market is set for a period of strong, steady growth; growing at a compound annual growth rate of 9.15% between 2014-2019.

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Currently, the automotive wiring harness market is experiencing a steady growth that is attributed to numerous factors. The most significant factors that have impacted the growth of this industry are more disposable incomes with consumers and consequently the number of passenger cars on the roads; poor condition of roads in the developing and the underdeveloped economies and the parallel advancements made in the consumer products industry. Over the years, the automobile industry has experienced occasional highs and lows as a result of the changes in the economy, weather conditions, and the interest from new investors. The consumer spending on automotive components and other allied accessories have changed drastically that present significant opportunities to the businesses today.

The automotive industry utilises wire harnesses like no other. As electrical links connecting various components in an automobile, automotive wire harnesses are indispensable to automobiles, whether that’s cars, trucks, motorbikes, or anything else! The range and quality of functionalities in modern vehicles are on the rise, and this is bound to expand the demand for automotive harnesses in the industry. Most modern cars have integrated wire harnesses that are more sophisticated than standard wire harnesses.

What are Automotive Wire Harnesses?

An automotive wire harness is an electrical cables assembly that facilitates the transmission of signals in electrical devices. It’s a well-structured unit bundle of conductive wires. As such, it facilitates cross-connections and interactions between various electrical components of an automobile. Automotive wire harnesses are integral parts of a vehicle’s electrical system – and at Hayakawa, we’re specialists in sub-harness wiring and connector applications for a variety of different automotive wire harnesses!


Some facts you may or may not already know….

Wires & Cables Aren’t the Same Thing

This fact may seem pretty obvious, but many people use the terms “wire” and “cable” interchangeably. It’s understandable. Wires and cables are similar in that they carry electricity or signal from one place to another. However, there are a few very important differences.

  • Wires are made up of a strand (or strands) of conductive material like copper and are suitable for a wide range of applications beyond carrying electricity and signal. They are also one of the components that make up a cable.
  • Conversely, a cable is made of two or more conductors that are insulated. They tend to be better protected than wires and are suitable for applications that require more durability.


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  • Saves Time – One of the most important and valuable resources to any production line is time. An entire industry of operational managers has been created specifically to find and correct time inefficiencies in the production line. Rather than having your technicians constantly wrestling with a number of different wires and cables for precious minutes, only to find that he or she has the wrong wires. A custom wiring provider will be able to provide you with a customised option that is bundled for optimum ease of installation.
  • Finally, when one opts for customised wire harnesses the manufacturers can further add lucrative elements otherwise unavailable with general wiring products. Custom sheaths, jacketing, insulation, laser marks and labels, etc. add value to the wiring installation additionally. In more than just one way custom wire harnesses offer additional benefits. Extended guarantee for custom products is also big consideration.

Wondering how Hayakawa can help your automotive industry’s prospects? Contact us today!


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*Please note we are not an automotive spares provider for individual harnesses.


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