Original equipment manufacturer

(OEM)
  A company that provides the original design and materials for manufacture and engages in the assembly of vehicles. The OEM is directly responsible for manufacturing, marketing, and providing warranties for the finished product.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
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  refers to the manufacturers of complete vehicles or heavy-duty engines, as contrasted with remanufacturers, converters, retrofitters, up-fitters, and re-powering or rebuilding contractors who are overhauling engines, adapting or converting vehicles or engines obtained from the OEMs, or exchanging or rebuilding engines in existing vehicles.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

Energy terms . 2014.

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