Tier 2

Responsible for smaller systems, bespoke processes, task-specific software or components.

Tier 2 suppliers work closely with multiple Tier 1 suppliers, and may even be part of the same company. For example, Autoliv is a major steering wheel manufacturer (as a Tier 2 – to many other Tier 1s) and also an assembler of braking systems (as a Tier 1, to many OEMs).

The third level of the automotive industry supply chain.