LEADING PCB PLAYERS

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The printed circuit board (PCB) industry in India has come of age in the last decade. Earlier, there were but a few multilayer PCB manufacturers in India but the scenario has changed now, with a number of players who are not only making quality PCBs but are also making them in large quantities. The Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, expects the Indian PCB industry to register a 30 per cent growth per year for the next five years. The main demand drivers for PCBs are consumer and industrial electronics and computers and all of them are growing at a rate of 6-7 per cent. Indian manufacturers are providing PCBs in India at more reasonable rates than those of the Chinese products. Many companies have expanded their production capacities four-five times over.

In an endeavour to acknowledge and applaud the strength of this sector, we conducted an exercise to list the major Indian players of this industry. We contacted various PCB manufacturers, PCB associations and customers to ascertain which players are making a mark in this industry and came up with a list of leading PCB players. The prominent companies in the PCB manufacturing domain given below have been listed in alphabetical order and have not been ranked on the basis of revenue.

AT&S India LTD, Suryaprasad Hegde, MD & CEO

AT&S India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of AT&S AG, which is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. AT&S India is among the largest manufacturers of professional PCBs. It is also among the leading PCB manufacturers of Europe and one of the leading suppliers of high density interconnects (HDIs). The enterprise has production facilities in China, India, Korea and Australia and offers a worldwide sales and service network. It addresses three market segments: automotive, industrial and telecommunications (handheld devices). AT&S offers more than just PCBs as it is also a solutions provider, extending its competency from design and prototyping to production assembly.

Contact details: A-12, Industrial Area, Nanjangud, Mysore District, Karnataka 571301; Phone: 08221-304000; Email: rajeshmattoo@in.ats.net; Website: www.ats.net

Capronics Pvt Ltd, MR Shivram, MD

Capronics (P) Ltd was founded in 1977 to manufacture professional grade PCBs. The company caters to the requirements of various sectors such as aerospace, medical electronics, defence, railways, tel­ecommunication, power generating stations, automobile, etc. It manufactures critical PCBs with high dense circuitry and has an impressive list of satisfied customers. The company has end-to-end inhouse processes and its range of PCBs includes single layer, double layer and multilayer with impedance con­trolled boards.

Capronics is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company based in Bengaluru and was designed to produce high technology PCBs specialising in quick turn prototypes and medium production. The company makes up to 10 layers on a 0.185-inch thick board. Its high technology boards have features like controlled impedance, high aspect ratios and micro-BGAs.

Contact details: No. 91/B, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100; Phone: 080-28520096, 28523102; Fax: 28523099; Email: info@capronics.com; Website: www. capronics.com

CIPSA-RIC India Pvt Ltd, Alok Garg, MD & CEO

CIPSA-RIC India Pvt Ltd has been involved in PCB manufacturing since 2005. The company has ex­panded in the last three years, from 3,500-15,000 sq mtrs. Its second plant, which was imported from Germany, has been operational since 2008. With this second plant, CIPSA’s installed capacity has crossed 30,000 sq mtrs per month.

The company makes rigid PCBs of up to eight layers. It is one of the leading exporters of PCBs to Europe and its focus is on the automotive and energy sectors. CIPSA considers its customers reliable partners in growth.

Contact details: Plot No. 20, KIADB Industrial Area, Doddaballapur, Bengaluru 561203, Karnataka; Phone: 080-27630544; Fax: 27630547; Email: alokgarg@cipsaric.com; Website: www.cipsaric.com

Circuits Systems Ltd, Paresh N Vasani, MD

Circuits Systems Ltd is promoted by India and US based professionals, with more than two decades of experience in the manufacturing of PCBs. It has a dedicated manufacturing plant for prototype jobs. The company is committed to quality and services to ensure that it provides high quality PCBs to customers. It has kept pace with the latest technologies and directives that are being enforced, like lead free, etc.

The company’s focus is on small and medium volume PCB requirements. Its products are employed in the fields of the telecommunications, instruments, defence, automobiles, computers, process control, space applications, etc. The company’s capabilities include prototype, double sided and multilayer PCBs. Circuit Systems has TS 16949:2000, UL, LCSO, C-DOT, ITI and space application centre certifications and approval.

Contact details: B-24, GIDC Electronics Estate, Sector 25, Gandhinagar 382044, Gujarat; Phone: 079-23287086/87/88; Fax: 23287089; Email: info@mycsil.com; Website: www.mycsil.com

Cutek Circuits, VV Sawant, partner

Cutek Circuits is a manufacturer of custom built sealed keyboards and PCBs and has been in this business since 1989. Its modern, well equipped factory features the latest techniques for the manufacture of PCBs, membrane keypads, membrane keyboards, graphic overlays, screen printed labels and associated products. The company’s latest CAD systems, state of the art manufacturing plant and production flexibility are combined to acquire high levels of production. Supplying quality products to its customers is Cutek’s success mantra.

Contact details: 4, Spark Udyog Bhavan, Kaka Halwai Industrial Estate, Pune Satara Road, Opposite City Pride Theatre, Pune 411009; Phone: 020-2424304; Email: sales@cutekcircuits.com; Website: www.cutekcircuits.com

Epitome Components Ltd, Anuraag Dhoot, CEO

Established in 1997, Epitome Components Ltd is an eminent player in the arena of single side, double side and multilayer PCB manufacturing. Its single side PCB manufacturing capacity is 100,000 sq mtrs per month, whereas its current double side capacity is 16,000 sq mtrs per month. The company’s products are ROHS compliant and it has invested approximately Rs 300 million in its manufacturing facility. The company’s state of art manufacturing facilities stretch across an area of 16,200 sq mtrs.

Epitome supplies to leaders of the electronics field in India and abroad, such as LG, Videocon, Nokia, Jabil Circuits, Flextronics, TVSe, Bharti, NTL, etc. It has recently entered a joint venture with a UK based company, Trackwise Designs Ltd, for the manufacturing of RF antennae PCBs required for cel­lular networks, radar and space industries as well as various high end applications. The firm has played a major role in import substitution by offering “Chinese” prices with excellent quality, reliability, timely delivery and local support.

Contact details:  G-17, MIDC, Ahmednagar 414111, Maharashtra; Phone: 241-2777684, 2777681, 2779081; Fax: 2778241; Email: ceo@epitomeindia.com; Website: www.epitomeindia.com

Garg Electronics, Rajneesh Garg, MD and chairman

Garg Electronics was conceived in 1989 and is chiefly engaged in the production and sales of PCBs for various electronic prod­ucts. The company has its production facilities in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, a non excisable zone.

Garg Electronics is serving different segments of the electronics industry like telecom, TV, lighting, automobile and consumer electronics. To meet production targets, stringent quality norms and delivery commitments, the company’s Baddi factory has been equipped with sophisticated plant machinery and equipment. In the domestic market, its customers include Beetal, HECL, T-series, CDIL, Jolly, Havells, Phoenix, Minda, Jaysh and Deltron. The company seeks to establish business relations with new clients, both in the domestic and international markets. It has already established a reputation in the country for its consistent quality.

Contact details: Plot No. 195-196, Industrial Area, Phase-II, Panchkula 134113, Haryana; Phone: 0172-6534018, 2591431; Email: rsmktd@bol.net.in; Website: www.gargelectronics.com

Meena Circuits Pvt Ltd,BH Patel, chairperson

Meena Circuits Pvt Ltd (MCPL) has established itself as one of the key PCB manufacturing players in western India, with cutting edge technology based equipment and ultra modern processes. To meet quality commitments, they have entered into a 100 per cent technology tieup with a reputed hi-tech PCB manufacturer, M/s. Amitron Corporation, USA.

MCPL is committed to providing high quality single sided, double sided and multilayer PCBs to its customers. Accurate information and timely com­munication are two guiding factors for the company. It gives the utmost priority to continual improvement in all facets of its business. Also, it is constantly improving its process controls by using a variety of proactive techniques such as cross functional team problem solving and statistical process control.

MCPL has established a CAD/CAM facility, with USA-trained staff to render world class services to PCB and mass LAM industries in the global market.

Contact details: No. 99/1, Village Vadadala, Jarod-Salvi Road, Tal, Savli Dist, Vadodara, Gujarat; Phone: 2667-251791, 251792, 251793, 251794; Fax: 251795; Email: mail@meenacircuits.com; Website: www.meenacircuits.com

Micropack Ltd, V Sreekar Reddy, CEO

Micropack LTD, established in 1984, is another major manufacturer of PCB in India. It has been providing solutions for the fabrication of multilayer PCBs (up to 24 layers), double sided PCBs and flexirigid PCBs for production as well as quick turnaround prototype requirements. The company’s product range also covers heat sink PCBs—metal core/thermal clad, RT duroid teflon PCBs, high copper PCBs, blind and buried via PCBs, etc.

The company is ISO 9001:2000 certified and also has the US MIL 55110G and UL 94V0 approvals for multilayer and double sided PCBs, the LCSO approval for multilayer PCBs for the Indian defence services, the CEMILAC approval for Indian airborne applications and the Indian space ap­plication centre approval for the supply of multilayer flight grade PCBs for satellites and launch vehicles.

Contact details: Plot No. 16, Jigani Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562106; Phone: 080-7825223, 7825224; Fax: 7825225; Email: customersupport@micro-pack.com

Shogini Technoarts Pvt Ltd, Vijay Athavale, CMD

Shogini Technoarts Pvt Ltd is an ISO 9001:2000 certified and UL approved PCB manufacturer, with its head office in Pune. The company has also been approved by the Centre for Development of Telematics, the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and the Research Design and Standards Organisation. Shogini produces single side PCBs for up to eight layers, with a total annual production capacity of 1,80,000 sq mtrs. Besides the tin lead Hal finish, Shogini also offers RoHS compliant boards with lead free HAL immersion gold and OSP finish.

The company produces 100,000 sq mtrs of PCBs per annum, with the help of state of the art technol­ogy and modern production equipment. It has a well organised sales network all over India and exports PCBs to USA, UK, Germany and SriLanka. Its target market segments comprise telecommunications, automotive, power electronics, process control and computer peripherals. Shogini has branch offices in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Baroda.

Contact details: No. 5 (P), Hissa No. 2/4/2, Shogini Building, Katraj, Dehu Road Bypass, Near Sinhagad Road Flyover, Mouje Ambegaon Budruk, Taluka Haveli District, Pune 411046, Maharashtra; Phone: 020-66471700; Fax: 66471714; Email: info@shogini.com; Website: www.shogini.com

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