Design and build with confidence
  • You and your customers have strong preferences and strict expectations. 3M Automotive OEM works with you to help ensure that you can meet your goals. Whatever you want to achieve in design, manufacturing and assembly – NVH reduction, lightweighting, styling and comfort, process improvement or personalization – we can help. 3M has over 100 years of experience and more than 1,000 products to help you stay ahead of the competition.

    We have a solution for every phase of the vehicle design and assembly process.

3M Automotive for OEMs and Tier Suppliers

Our strong relationships with automotive OEMs and Suppliers were forged in 1915 with the invention of 3M™ Wetordry™ Abrasives and Scotch™ Masking Tape. After more than a century of collaboration, 3M now supplies products for body-in-white, paint, chassis, powertrain, wheels, interior and exterior applications. With 30 plants and a network of specialists around the world, count on 3M to help you solve your design, engineering and manufacturing challenges.

Where did these ideas come from? Explore the history of 3M’s contributions to the automotive industry from the early 1900s to today, and discover the great minds behind these innovative solutions.

Manufacturing Solution Segments

We have a solution for every phase of the vehicle design and assembly process.

  • 3M Automotive OEM offers lightweight, cost-effective products and solutions designed to be used in the body-in-white process to help reduce weight and promote structural integrity.

  • From finishing abrasives and fastener adhesives to wheel weights and brake seals, 3M chassis and wheel parts and solutions help give you a competitive edge.

  • 3M emission control, fluoropolymer, thermal and battery solutions help reduce emissions, improve fuel efficiency and extend battery life to meet today’s and tomorrow’s powertrain standards.

  • Help ensure your auto exterior is as stylishly sleek as it is lightweight and durable with 3M automotive exterior and glass products.

  • From glass bubbles, glare-reducing films and NVH products to touch worthy interior finishes, 3M can help create stylish, comfortable and lighter vehicle interiors.

  • 3M automotive products for paint prep and repair
    Paint Shop and Supplies

    Whether your objective is producing a high quality finish on e-coat or primer, or removing surface defects in the final coat, 3M Automotive OEM can help with its full line of proven paint prep and repair products and systems.

    Paint Prep or Paint Repair

Need Help Finding the Right Product?

3M products are constantly evolving to better meet customer needs. If you need help finding the right product for your project or have other questions about 3M solutions, get in touch with us.