Key EMS players in India

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By Rebika Singam

According to a report by ELCINA Electronic Industries Association of India, the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market is likely to expand to US$ 150 billion by 2015 at a CAGR of 22-23 per cent. This fast growth can be attributed to the rapid growth in aerospace, strategic and automotive electronics sectors, availability of skilled manpower for design and engineering services, large scale manufacturing, raw material procurement and pooling together of resources. Sensing the potential of the Indian market, many MNCs like Foxconn, Jabil, Sanmina-SCI, Elcoteq have set up their shops in India leading to a healthy competition. The domestic EMS companies are not to be left behind. They are also giving a fitting competition to the MNCs.
Electronics Bazaar did a survey to ascertain the key and popular EMS companies in India, based on certain parameters like best practices being followed, different services provided, product quality and customer satisfaction.

While Jabil Circuit emerged as a clear winner, SFO Technologies, Rangsons Electronics were not far behind. While this list is by no means comprehensive, it does provide a glimpse into many of India’s key EMS companies. We have not ranked them but have only listed in alphabetical order.

Centum Electronics

Mallavaru Appa Rao, managing director

Centum Electronics provides customers with product design, development and manufacturing solutions for high reliability applications. With significant customer experience, it addresses customers in the space, defence, aerospace, communications and automotive markets.

Centum utilises a range of high reliability manufacturing technologies including thick and thin film hybrids, wire bonding, chip-on-board, SMT and mixed-technology PCBA.

Its quality systems and processes include MIL-PRF-38534, MIL-STD-883E, MIL-PRF-55310, ISRO-PAX-300, ISO 9001-2000, TS-16949 and AS9100 (under certification process).
Contact details: Website: www.centumindia.com

Digital Circuits Pvt Ltd

Subhash Goyal, managing director

Digital Circuits is a 27 year old ISO 9001-2000 certified company with manufacturing facilities in Bengaluru, Mysore, Pune, Baddi (HP) and Rudrapur (Uttarakhand). Its Chennai facilities are under construction at Sriperumbudur on 20,000 sq m area. It provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) including final box build and delivers end to end solution to high technology companies (OEMs) in the field of defense, avionics, medical electronics, telecom, power, energy, automobiles, consumer durables and security systems.  Its services include design, prototype development, global sourcing of inputs, PCB assemblies, product integration, logistics and after sale service for high-mix mid-volume professional electronic industry. It also has state of the art facilities both for SMT as well as for through hole technology which includes automatic SMT and auto-insert lines.

Its major equipments include automatic pick and place machines, automatic stencil printers, auto-insert lines, wave soldering machines and reflow ovens. For testing and quality control, it has sophisticated automatic testers like ICTs, AOI, BGA rework Station, MDAs, etc and deliver fully tested products to customer. It has separate lines for lead free (RoHS) process.
Contact details: Ph: 080-22560994-998; Email: ankurgoyal@digitalcircuits.in; Website; www.digitalcircuits.in

Dixon Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd

Sunil Vachani, CMD

Headquartered in Noida, Dixon was established in 1993 and is currently a leading EMS provider, focused on delivering high quality, cost effective solutions for the domestic and international consumer electronics and appliances markets. Dixon provides its customers with world class electronics products through a network of manufacturing facilities spread across India. All its units in Noida, Dehradun and Mohali are certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and audited and approved by its multinational customers, as per their global standards.

The company aims to manufacture 15 per cent of the Indian market’s requirement in all product categories including consumer electronics, lighting, appliances, information technology, set top boxes, telecom, etc. Dixon has a turnover of about Rs 7670 million. One of the key strengths of the company is its strong R&D division, staffed by qualified engineers who have proved their mettle in the past.
Contact details: Ph: 0120-4737200, 2562820; Email: sunilvachani@dixoninfo.com; Website: www.dixoninfo.com

Elcoteq Electronics (India) Pvt Ltd

Sukhvinder Kumar, general manager-India,

Elcoteq SE is the global lifecycle service partner for high tech product and service companies. Elcoteq has a proven track record in electronics manufacturing services and a global factory network close to its customers coupled with modern manufacturing equipment. Elcoteq Electronics (India) Pvt Ltd is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Elcoteq SE, board in Bengaluru. It started its operation in 2005, with a strong expertise in manufacturing  with a wide product portfolio including LED lighting, smart energy meters, building automation systems, network power supplies, TV, WiMax equipment, telecom infrastructure equipment and camera modules. Its market services provide a global footprint to serve its customers globally and locally.

It also takes care of repair, refurbishment and recycling of the products. Elcoteq India is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2008 certified company with focus on continual improvement through lean six sigma approach.
Contact details: Ph: +91-80-25017000; Email: Sukhvinder.kumar@elcoteq.com; Website: www.elcoteq.com

EOS Power India  (formerly Celetronix power india)

Vijay Gujarathi, vice president, operations, and director

EOS Power India specialises in design, manufacture, marketing and support of high density, high efficiency, low to medium power AC/DC switching power supplies ranging from 20 watts to 300 watts. The company employs 500 directs and indirects at design and manufacturing site in Mumbai, and global sales locations in the US and Europe. It makes approximately 500 standard product SKUs consisting of both open frame power supplies fitted inside OEM electronics products as well as external adaptors.  It also makes modified standard and custom products for select customers.  Design and manufacturing activities are conducted at the company’s facility located in Mumbai.

The company produces and sells approximately 400,000 power supplies per year from this facility and exports them to customers primarily located in North America, Middle East and Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore).
Contact details: Website: www. eospower.com

Flextronics Technologies (India)

Sekaran Letchumanan, general manager

Headquartered in Singapore, Flextronics is a leading EMS provider focused on delivering complete design, engineering and manufacturing services to automotive, computing, consumer, industrial, infrastructure, medical and mobile OEMs. Flextronics helps customers design, build, ship and service electronics products through a network of facilities in about 30 countries on four continents.

This global presence provides design and engineering solutions that are combined with core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, and vertically integrated with components technologies, to optimise customer operations by lowering costs and reducing time to market.
Contact details: Website: www.flextronics.com

Hical Technologies Pvt Ltd

Sujaya Shashikiran, executive director

Hical Technologies is a custom manufacturer with two verticals—advanced electronics manufacturing services (with capabilities for high level board assembly, cable harness and box builds) and electromagnetic components (transformers, coils, solenoids and LVDTs). It is focused exclusively on high reliability segments like avionics, space, defence, medical, automotive and specialty industrial.

The company recently won the UTC Supplier Gold Award from United Technologies Corporation, USA, for consistent ontime deliveries, zero escapes, a very low ppm level in defects, a high adherence to lean manufacturing.
Contact details: Website: www.hical.com

Jabil Circuit india Pvt Ltd

Incorporated in 2003, Jabil Circuit India Pvt Ltd is an electronics solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services to global electronics and technology companies. It is engaged in manufacturing electronic assemblies for CTVs, audio gadgets, white goods, set top boxes, telecom and networking products, etc. It has its factory in Pune.
With more than 85,000 employees, facilities in 21 countries, at 55 sites and a revenue of US$ 13 billion, Jabil provides comprehensive, individualised, focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil Circuit’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol—JBL.  Its services include design, manufacturing and supply chain services for the EMS and consumer durables industries. Its customers span all industries including aerospace and defence, automotive, business automation, computing and storage, industrial electronics, instrumentation, medical electronics, networking and telecommunications.
Contact details: Ph: 02138-662109/2001; Email: johnson_christopher@Jabil.com; Website: www.jabil.com

Kaynes Technology India Pvt Ltd

Col (Retd) Sharath Bhat, senior VP

Kaynes Technology India Pvt Ltd, established in 1988 in Mysore, specialises in electronic design and manufacturing services. It has two decades of experience in the manufacture of prototype/volume manufacture of high tech/high mix, low/medium volume electronic products. Kaynes is the only EMS company in S Asia, which is an international railway industry standard certified company for designing and manufacturing railway signalling products for OEMs. It is also the only EMS company with certifications in each of the industry specific verticals of aerospace, medical and automotive electronics. Kaynes is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/TS 16949, 1SO 13485, AS/EN 9100 and IRIS certified company. Kaynes Technology has the expertise, capability and infrastructure to manufacture SMD and THD boards with the latest packaging of QFPs, multiple BGAs, LGAs/QFNs and 0201/01005 chips.

It undertakes conceptual design, manufacture and testing of high reliability PCB assemblies, box build, cable harnesses, etc.
Contact details: Ph: 0821-4280270, Email: commercial@kaynestechnology.net; Website: www.kaynestechnology.net

Quad Electronic Solutions Pvt Ltd

Raminder Singh Soin, managing director

Quad Electronic Solutions Pvt Ltd is a premier product lifecycle solutions company, in the sphere of electronics manufacturing and allied industries, located in Hyderabad with 12 years of manufacturing experience. The company is a spin-off of a global EMS company Celestica. It (erstwhile Ramnish Electronics) was acquired by Celestica in 2005 and four years later, the company was acquired back by the management. It represents the core domains of design, manufacturing, fulfillment and after-market services, and offers end-to-end solutions.

It serves as an extended supply chain to its customers, managing their procurement of components/parts from preferred (least cost, best quality) vendors worldwide, leveraging economies of scale.
It caters to sectors like communications, consumer durables, networking, instrumentation, medical and defence electronics.
Contact details: Ph: 040-39161617; Email: contact@quadelectronics.com; Website: www.quadelectronics.com

PG Group

Promod Gupta, chairman

PG Group is a dynamic multi-division, multiproduct high tech conglomerate that has been a resounding success in the consumer electronics industry in India. Established in 1977, the company is driven by a vision to manufacture and contribute to the development of the burgeoning electronics industry in India.

The PG Group has moved into various allied fields of expertise and crossed many significant milestones by keeping abreast of the times. It manufactures CTVs, DVD players, air conditioners, microwave ovens, plastic mouldings, etc, for OEMs like LG, Videocon, Onida, ELCOT and Samsung.

Contact details: Ph: 0120-2569323, 2569841/42; Email: vikas@pgi.in; Website: www.pgi.in

Raltronics India Pvt Ltd

NK Verma, managing director

Raltronics India Pvt Ltd was established in 1996 by qualified engineers. It is engaged in contract manufacturing of inverters, auto electronics, SMPS power supplies for telecom applications and office automation products. It has three units located in Haridwar, Manesar and Noida, spread out over a space of 3600 sq m (40,000 sq ft). Raltronics does contact manufacturing for LG, BPL, Onida, Samsung, Havells, Indo Asean, Bush, Maruti, Ahuja Radios, Halonix, Allied, Avon, Capital, Jai Sai Ram, Suman Auto, RPPL, ILJIN, etc, and is adding on new customers in the international market.
Raltronics is committed to produce quality products to provide the highest competitive advantage and utmost satisfaction to its customers by creating a learning organisation with the involvement of employees through the continuous improvement in processes and services. These, they achieve by periodically reviewing its quality objectives at the functional levels, to check their effectiveness.
Contact details: Ph: 0120-4574280, Email: info@parkergroup.in; Website: www.raltronicsindia.com

Rangsons Electronics Pvt Ltd

Pavan Ranga, CEO

Rangsons Electronics was established in 1993. Headquartered in Mysore, Rangsons Electronics operates world class production facilities to support the ever growing requirements of customers worldwide. The company is one of the fastest growing EMS companies with an established track record of serving customers in India, North America, Europe, Japan and China. Through a dynamic team of professionals with a relentless focus on quality and delivery, Rangsons Electronics aims to become the market leader among high mix, high tech EMS companies.

Rangsons is the first EMS company in India to achieve AS 9100, the quality standard uniquely developed for the aerospace industry.
It caters to sectors like medical, aerospace, telecom, automotive and industrial segments, etc.

Contact details: Ph: 0821-4280000; Email: info@rangsons.com; Website: www.rangsons.com

SFO Technologies Ltd

N Jehangir, vice chairman and managing director

SFO Technologies is the flagship company of NeST Group offering ODM partnership model of concept to product. It offers end-to-end solutions covering design and engineering, software development, manufacturing of electronics and fibre-optics products, EMS including PCB assemblies, high-level assemblies, fibre-optics products, cable and wire harnesses, sheet metal fabrication, plastic moulding, transformers and inductors all under one roof.

SFO offers new product development services to customers in market verticals like healthcare, communication, transportation, automotive, aerospace and industrial. The products are mainly exported to USA, Europe, Japan and China.
Contact details: Ph: 91-484-6614300; 66143357; Email: thomas.john@nestgroup.net; Website: www.nestgroup.net

SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd

Sanjiv Narayan, managing director

SGS Tekniks (SGST) is an ISO/TS 16469:2002, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 certified electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider, having five manufacturing plants. Its Plant-1 (DTA) and Plant-2 (EHTP), Plant-3 (DTA) are located at Gurgaon and two plants are located at Baddi (HP). Since its inception in 1990 by a group of professionals and technocrats, it has been  providing end to end solutions—from design to final product to leading OEM in India and Europe. The company is one of the leading domestic EMS providers and caters to a cross section of \industry in India and the EU.  SGS has established a design and development center ‘SGS Solutions GmbH’ at Stuttgart, Germany. SGST is equipped with five latest SMT lines attached with AOI and ICT. The capacity to mount is 175000cph.
It caters to sectors like customised solutions for electronic sub-assemblies or PWBA’s, computing and office automation cards, industrial and semi-industrial electronics, automotive electronics, telecom and energy meters.
Contact details: Ph: 0124-4628800; Email: sgst@sgst.com; Website: www.sgst.com

Smile Electronics Ltd

Mukesh Gupta, managing director

Smile Electronics Ltd, established in January 2000, is a leading tier II EMS provider in India, located at Bengaluru. The company is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, RoHS directive, ISO 14001:2004 and AS9100B certified Ccmpany, equipped with state of the art, fully automated SMT and PTH assembly lines. It provides comprehensive and cost effective RoHS/non RoHS/OSP electronic manufacturing for technically demanding high mix – high tech solutions encompassing the entire product lifecycle (PLC). It offers design services covering product innovation and development. Its latest SMT lines having capability of more than 220K components per hour are backed by ICT, AOI, X-RAY, FPT, ESS (environmental chambers), functional testers and above all a highly motivated team and systems.

It believes in enhanced flexibility, responsiveness, high quality and continuous improvements. Its revenue crossed Rs 500 millions in the year 2009-2010. It caters to sectors like diverse fields such as telecom, automotive, aerospace, defencse, medical, industrial etc.
Contact details: Ph: 080-40382701; Email: smile@smileelectronics.com; Website; www.smileelectronics.info