Automotive Magnetics

Optimising performance, driving innovation

Magnets are driving the future of the automotive industry. These powerful magnetic components have more than 120 different functions within the average car and are responsible for everything from the sensors to speakers.

But in an era marked by the pursuit of efficiency, sustainability and performance, automotive magnets are at the forefront, enabling the development of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid cars while enhancing traditional automotive systems. They also contribute to higher fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and improved safety, making them indispensable in modern vehicles. Find out more below.

Magnetic challenges in the automotive industry

Over the past decade, the automotive industry has come up against several magnetic challenges as it transitions toward electrification and advanced technologies. One major challenge lies in sourcing a sustainable supply of rare-earth materials – crucial for powerful magnets in electric vehicle motors.

Balancing magnet strength and size is also essential to optimise the efficiency and performance of electric motors, all while maintaining a smart and compact design. These magnets should also be highly durable and capable of withstanding the harshest automotive environments.

Finally, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues also demand careful management to prevent disruptions in vehicle electronics.

Overcoming these challenges is crucial as the automotive industry continues its magnetic journey toward a cleaner, smarter and more efficient future.

Applications for automotive magnets

Automotive magnets have versatile applications in the automotive industry due to their magnetic properties and durability. Some of the most notable include:

  • Vehicle sensors
  • Electric motor components
  • Door latches and closures
  • Speaker systems
  • Fuel and oil filters
  • Transmission systems
  • Electric power steering
  • Navigation and GPS devices
  • Seatbelt and airbag sensors
  • Fuel injection systems
  • Anti-theft systems

While it's true that magnets are indispensable in the automotive industry, helping to optimise performance, safety and comfort, their applications continue to grow. As the automotive industry evolves, magnets will remain at the forefront of technological advancements.

Our automotive magnets

Bunting are a leading source of high-quality automotive magnets that drive innovation and efficiency in the automotive industry.

Our extensive range of magnets, including neodymium (NdFeB), ferrite, samarium cobalt (SmCo) and AlNiCo magnets, serves various critical automotive applications for many blue chip companies. Specifically, these magnets are integral in electric vehicle (EV) powertrains, providing exceptional motor performance and energy efficiency.

Our team's commitment to precision engineering and quality assurance ensures that our magnets meet the demanding standards of the automotive sector. With a decades-long legacy of excellence, Bunting is a trusted partner for automotive manufacturers, contributing to advancing vehicle technology and a cleaner and more sustainable automotive future.

Quality assured magnets

We are a leading magnet manufacturer prioritising stringent quality assurance measures to ensure our products meet the highest standards. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications, demonstrating our dedication to quality and environmental responsibility.

We have implemented rigorous quality management systems for decades, encompassing every aspect of production. From raw material selection to precision manufacturing, each step is meticulously monitored, guaranteeing consistency and reliability in our magnets.

We also make sure everything we do has the environmental impact in mind. Our certifications underscore our aim to minimise environmental impact through sustainable sourcing, efficient processes and waste reduction.

Why choose Bunting for your magnetic applications?

Bunting, a global enterprise with a remarkable heritage spanning over six decades, has firmly established itself as a leading supplier of magnets. Our extensive experience within the industry has propelled us to the forefront of magnet technology and solutions on a global scale.

Operating in international markets, we have earned a reputation for our reliability and innovative approaches, serving some of the world's most prominent companies. Our unwavering commitment to quality and customer contentment has nurtured enduring partnerships across diverse sectors, ranging from aerospace and electronics to renewable energy and healthcare.

This worldwide presence is founded on our persistent dedication to innovation, quality and customer satisfaction, establishing Bunting as a trusted magnet manufacturer.

Expert Advice

With our extensive 60 years of experience in the magnet industry, we confidently provide our customers with unparalleled technical information and advice.