original equipment manufacturer


Cars & Driving

  • noun an original supplier of parts used in the manufacture of a vehicle.


  • noun a company that makes or assembles pieces of equipment that are designed to work with a basic and common product such as a computer


  • A company which produces hardware. This hardware can be sold by such a company directly, or it may be purchased by other companies which sell it under their own brand name.
  • A company which purchases components from multiple manufacturers, and assembles or integrates them into products which they offer for sale under their own brand name.


  • noun a type of company which customises computers for a particular application.