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The Indian PCB industry has a significant role to play in the country’s economy, especially considering its huge domestic market. The key elements on which Indian PCB companies should focus are capital, consolidation, technology improvements, quality and a global delivery model. Based on these parameters, Electronics Bazaar contacted the industry experts and electronics associations, who shared with us their preferences of leading and emerging PCB players. While this list is by no means comprehensive, it would provide you a glimpse into many of India’s better known PCB companies. We are not ranking them but only listing them in an alphabetical order.

 By Sandhya Malhotra

Monday, May 20, 2010: Informant Companies

We approached PCB manufactures, PCB associations, EMS companies, SMT companies, traders and customers—about 100 in all—to ascertain which PCB players are making a mark in the Indian PCB industry. Following are some of these 100 companies who shared their preferences with us to clearly identify the leading PCB players in the industry.

• Advance Technologies

• Digital Circuits Pvt Ltd

• Drive Technologies

• Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA)

• Eltek Circuits

• EMST Marketing Pvt Ltd

• Indian Printed Circuit Association (IPCA)

• JUKI India Pvt Ltd

• Leo Circuit Pvt Ltd

• Micron EMS

• NMTronics India Pvt Ltd

• PCB Power India Ltd

• Prosem Technology India Pvt Ltd

• Raltronics India Pvt Ltd

• SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd

• SLN Technologies Pvt Ltd

• SMD Circuits and Systems

TOP 10 MOST PREFERRED PCB COMPANIES in India

We approached PCB manufactures, PCB associations, EMS companies, SMT companies, traders and customers—about 100 in all—to ascertain which PCB players are making a mark in the Indian PCB industry. Following are the names of the companies who overshadowed the others to come to the fore as the preferred ones in terms of their annual capacity, quality, technology and global delivery model.

• Most preferred: AT&S India Ltd

• 2nd most preferred: CIPSA-RIC India Pvt Ltd

• 3rd most preferred: Circuit Systems India Ltd

• 4th most preferred: Shogini Technoarts Pvt Ltd

• 5th most preferred: Ascent Circuits Pvt Ltd

• 6th most preferred: Micropack Ltd

• 7th most preferred: Epitome Components Ltd

• 8th most preferred: Fine-Line Circuits Ltd

• 9th most preferred: Genus Electrotech Ltd

• 10th most preferred: DMS Technologies Pvt Ltd

Ascent Circuits Pvt Ltd 

PS Sudhakar, CEO

Ascent Circuits is one of the largest and fastest growing PCB manufacturers in India with annual capacity in excess of 500,000 sq m of single sided PCBs and 108,000 sq m of double sided/multilayer PCBs. The company is ISO 9001:2000 and TS 16949 certified by UL Laboratories Incorporated.
“Ascent’s manufacturing plant in India has a state-of-the-art reverse pulse plating line, which ensures high reliability in PTH, especially for high end telecom, military, aerospace, microwave and RF applications,” says PS Sudhakar, CEO.

The company’s business practice is based on a judicious blend of innovative technology and exceptional customer service. Ascent Circuits delivers quality customised products without compromising on time-to-market. The company exports more than 55 per cent of production turnover to most demanding international markets in USA and Europe. “The company believes in fast delivery of quality products at competitive cost, which maximises the delivered value to the customers,” adds Sudhakar.

Contact details: Plot No. 111 Sipcot, Industrial complex, Phase 1, Hosur, Tamil Nadu; Ph: 04344- 400108/400124; Fax: 04344-400128; Email: info@ascentcircuits.com; Website: www.ascentcircuits.com

AT&S India Ltd 

Suryaprasad Hegde, MD & COO

Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik India (AT&S) is a subsidiary of AT&S AG, which is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Established in 1987, the company is one of the largest PCB manufacturers in Europe and one of the largest multilayered PCB manufacturers in India. The company also has impressive high tech high density interconnects (HDI) capacities in China.
“AT&S India’s HDI and microvia PCB products are well positioned in the market, which mostly find applications in various handheld devices. It mainly addresses three market segments—automotive, industrial and handheld. The company has a global presence with six production facilities, three in Austria and one each in India (Nanjangud), China and Korea,” informs Suryaprasad Hegde, MD & COO.
AT&S India’s first priority is to focus on customers’ needs. Close cooperation with its customers from early phases of product development process enables the company to identify optimal solutions through design for manufacturability, which considerably reduces the production costs.
Company’s product portfolio comprises single sided, double sided, multilayered, HDI, flexible, rigid flexible and semi flexible PCBs.

Contact details: A-12, Industrial Area, Nanjangud, Mysore district, Karnataka-571301; Ph: 08221 304040; Email: r.mattoo@in.ats.net; Website: www.ats.net

BLG Electronics Ltd 

Rohit Raisurana, director

Gujarat based BLG Electronics is one of the fastest growing PCB manufacturers. Established in 1988, with its headquarters in Gandhinagar, the company has grown 10 folds in terms of manufacturing capacity, sales, turnover, volumes and market penetration.
It is an ISO 9001 certified company, primarily focusing on highly reliable single sided, double sided and multilayer PCBs. Its products are RoHS compliant with a wide range of surface finish.
The company has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which is continuously upgraded to include new equipment and processes. “In July 2010, we will introduce our new EMS operations that will integrate our services to offer one stop solution for manufacturing and assembly services. We also plan to provide ancillary services such as designing and pre-engineering,” says Rohit Raisurana, director, BLG Electronics Ltd. The company will undertake quick prototyping and small run board testing. It has forayed into the international market with presence in Germany, Italy and France.
It has a diversified customer base in sectors like telecommunications, consumer electronics, etc.

Contact details: E-26, GIDC Electronics Estate, Sector 26, Gandhinagar-382044, Gujarat; Ph: 23287063; Fax: 23287064; Email: rohit@blgpcb.com

CIPSA-RIC India Pvt Ltd 

Alok Garg, MD

Established in 2005, CIPSA-RIC is a multinational company with joint ventures in Spain and Italy. The current investment of the company in global market is Euro 15 millions. It started off with 3,500 sq m capacity but grew three times in the last four years with current production capacity in the range of 12,000 sq m per month. The company is one of the largest double sided PCB manufacturers in India. “Our target for this year (2010-11) is to cross 200,000 sq m. We have a state-of-the-art facility imported from Germany with automation in most of the processes,” says Alok Garg, managing director, CIPSA-RIC.
The company produces up to eight layers of PCBs and targets to attain 12 layer capacity by 2010 end. It exports 40 per cent of its products to Europe, catering to automotive, energy and industrial automation sectors. Its system confirms to ISO 9001 and TS-16949 and is in the process of getting ISO 14000 certification.

Contact details: Plot no. 20, KIADB Industrial Area Doddaballapur, Bengaluru 561203 India; Ph: 080-27630544; Fax: 080-27630547; Email: rvsudhakar@cipsaric.com; Website: www.cipsaric.com

Circuit Systems India Ltd 

Paresh Vasani, MD

Having state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Gandhinagar, Circuit Systems (India) Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers of PCBs in the country. The company is promoted by India and US based professionals with more than two decades of experience in PCB manufacturing.
Says its managing director, Paresh Vasani, “The company’s strength lies in customer orientated flexible delivery terms, with focus on small and medium volume PCB requirements. The company’s products are used in the field of telecommunications, instruments, defence, automobile, computer, process control and space applications.”

As a total solution provider, Circuit Systems offers a wide variety of value added services including technological consultation, design assistance, R&D and customised express services. The company also has a separate prototype manufacturing facility, which offers CAM services to companies worldwide.
Response to customer with a single point communication gives the company an edge in the PCB market.

Contact details: B-24, GIDC, Electronics Estate, Sector 25, Gandhinagar-382044, Gujarat; Ph: 91-79-2328 7086-88; Fax : 91-79-2328 7089; Email: sales@mycsil.com; Website:www.mycsil.com

Epitome Components Ltd 

Anuraag Dhoot, CEO

Established in 1997, Epitome Components Ltd is an eminent player in the arena of single sided, double sided and multilayered PCB manufacturing. Its single sided PCB manufacturing capacity is 100,000 sq m per month, whereas its double sided capacity is 16,000 sq m per month.
“Our products are RoHS compliant and we have invested approximately Rs 300 million in our manufacturing facility,” says Anuraag Dhoot, CEO. The company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities stretch across an area of 16,200 sq m. Epitome’s clientèle includes LG, Videocon, Nokia, Jabil Circuits, Flextronics, TVSe, Bharti, NTL, etc.

The company has recently entered into a joint venture with a UK based company, Trackwise Designs Ltd, to manufacture RF antennae PCBs required for cellular networks, radar, space industries and various high end applications. The firm plays 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; Ph: 0241-2777684, 2777681, 2779081; Fax: 0241-2778241; Email: ceo@epitomeindia.com; Website: www.epitomeindia.com

Fine-Line Circuits Ltd 

Abhay Doshi, CEO

Established in 1991, Fine-Line Circuits Ltd is a medium size independent PCB manufacturer. The company’s principal business is manufacturing of electronic components. With its plants located at Mumbai, Fine-Line exports to USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore. Its products include 1 to 16 layer PCBs, rigid, R/Flex, back planes and controlled impedance PCBs and high frequency boards.
Says Abhay B Doshi, CEO, “To compete in the global market, we continually improve our capabilities to develop higher and complex PCBs (thinner lines and smaller holes) and gear up for smaller lot sizes and shorter lead times with broader range of materials and finishes.” As a publicly traded company, Fine-Line continually enhances its capabilities to meet growing customer requirements. The company has a clear technology road map. It uses high quality raw materials (chemistry by Atotech and laminates by Isola and Nanya) for its products. Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to Fine-Line.

Contact details: 145, SDF V, SEEPZ, Andheri (E), Mumbai; Ph: 28290244/45; Fax: 28292554; Email: fineline@vsnl.com

Genus Electrotech Ltd 

Vishnu Todi, MD

Genus Electrotech is the first PCB manufacturing company based at Gandhidham, Gujarat. It also provides total EMS solutions in addition to PCBs. The company, promoted by the Kailash Group, created its PCB manufacturing facility to supply to OEM suppliers in India.

“Currently, we produce single and double sided PCBs for inhouse use. However, we also sell up to 50 per cent of the total production in the market. With a strong financial standing and a commitment towards growth, we are one of the major companies in this space,” says Vishnu Todi, MD.
Genus is an ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and UL certified company and has been supplying both standard as well as RoHS compliant products to companies in India and abroad. All its facilities are audited and approved by its multinational customers as per global standards.

Contact details: Survey No. 43, Meghpar Borichi, Galpadar Road, Ta: Anjar, Kutch, Gandhidham, Gujarat 370 110; Ph: 02836- 324232/ 240872; Fax: 02836-240792; Email: pcb.marketing@genuselectrotech.com; Website:www.genuselectrotech.co.in.

Micropack Ltd 

Sreekar Reddy, CEO

Micropack is one of the leading manufacturers of PCBs in India. Established in 1984, Micropack provides solution with regard to fabrication of multilayer PCBs up to 24 layers for both production as well as quick turnaround prototype requirements. Its product range also covers heat sink PCBs, metal core/thermal clad, RT duroid teflon/hydrocarbon ceramic PCBs, high copper PCBs, etc.
“The company has carved a name for itself for its product quality and diligently meeting the needs of customers from segments like space, military, avionics, telecom, medical electronics and industrial electronics,” says Sreekar Reddy, CEO.

An ISO 9001-2008 quality system certified organisation, Micropack is the only manufacturer in Asia to be listed in the MIL-PRF-55110 QPL, meeting the MIL requirements. Apart from this, the company has the UL 94V0, LCSO approval for making multilayer PCBs for Indian defence requirements and Indian space approval for supplying multilayer flight grade PCBs for satellites and launch vehicles.

Contact details: Plot No.16, Jigani Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Bengaluru; Ph: 27825223, 27825224; Fax: 27825225; Mob: 9845915392; Email: customersupport@micro-pack.com; Website: www.micro-pack.com

Shogini Technoarts Pvt Ltd 

Satish Athavale, MD

Established in 1979, Shogini Technoarts is an ISO 9001-2008 certified, UL approved PCB manufacturing company based in Pune. Its plant is located on 32,000 sq m of land with 20,000 sq m of built-up area for production.

The company produces single sided to six layered PCBs. Apart from conventional tin lead HAL finish, it also offers RoHS complaint boards with lead free HAL immersion gold (ENIG) and OSP finish. It has the facility to provide selective hard gold, conductive carbon printing and peelable mask. The quality control at Shogini has universal BBT machines, flying probes, AOI, microsectioning unit, etc.
“Our production area is well equipped with machines like CNC drilling, routing, V-score, automatic plating lines, etc. We supply PCBs all over India to many satisfied clients and also export to USA and Europe,” says Satish Athavale, MD.

Contact details: S NO 5 (P), Hissa No. 2/4/2, Shogini Bldg, Katraj-Dehuroad By Pass, Near Sinhagad Road flyover, Mouje Ambegaon Budruk, Taluka Haveli, Pune, Maharashtra; Ph: 66471700; Fax: 66471714; Email: info@shogini.com; Website: www.shogini.com

BCC Fuba India 

V S Bhagat, Chairman & MD

Incorporated in 1985, BCC Fuba India is engaged in designing, manufacturing and selling of high tech PCBs. Promoted by Germany based Fuba Hans Kolbe & Company and DEG, it focuses primarily on multilayer PCBs produced with HDI/microvia technology. The ISO 9001:2000 certified company manufactures single sided, double sided and multilayered PCBs. Its products are used in mobile handsets, telecommunication infrastructure, automotive and other industrial applications.

The company’s manufacturing facilities are located at Nalagarh in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh with an installed capacity of 7,000 sq m of multilayered PCBs and 35,000 sq m of double sided or a blend of double sided and single sided PCBs per annum. The company’s client list includes Centre for Developments of Telematics, Indian TelePh Industries, Instrumentation, Bharat Electronics, Punjab Communication, Su-Kam Power System, HPL Socomec, Avon Meters, Hi5 (UK), Secure Meters, Luminous Electronics, Control Switch Gear, Mindarika, Continental Devices India and HECL.

Contact details: 34H, Ashoka Avenue, Sainik Farm, New Delhi; Ph: 29551595; Fax: 29553259; Email: bccfuba@vsnl.com; Website: www.bccfuba.com

DMS Technologies Pvt Ltd 

HR Nagendra Rao, CEO

DMS Technologies is a manufacturer of professional grade PCBs in India. Established in 2008 at Mysore, with production capacity of 50,000 sq m per year, it provides a complete product range of multilayerd PCBs, flexible PCBs, Flexirigid PCBs, etc. The company ensures quick turn around in prototype requirements. Led by an experienced management team, a combination of quick delivery, technology leadership and low cost offerings provides its customers complete PCB solutions across wide technology spectrum.

The company has ISO 9001-2000 approval and awaits the UL and LCSO approvals. Its customers include L&T, Wep Peripherals, Rangsons Electronics, Kaynes Technologies, Vinyas IT, etc. “We are fully geared up to manufacture highly reliable PCBs to automotive, communication, consumer electronics, computer and business equipment, defence, aerospace, industrial electronics, instrumentation and medical electronics segments,” says H R Nagendra Rao, CEO.

Contact details: 34, Belawadi Industrial Area Mysore-570018, Karnataka; Ph: 0821-4001252/53; Fax: 0821-4001251; Email: info@dmstech.in; Website: www.dmstech.in

Fineline Circuit Company 

Kushal Patel, MD

Fineline Circuits is led by Harshad Patel, an NRI. Having established itself in 2002, the 100 per cent export oriented company has 60,000 sq feet state-of-the-art facility located in Baroda, Gujarat. It was established in India to capture and increase the PCB market share in USA against stiff competition from southeast countries and in domestic market as a quality manufacturer with an advantage of quick delivery.
“The company specialises in fast turnaround manufacture of PCBs, ranging from simple PTH to complex multilayer, flexible and flex rigid PCBs. We normally manufacture our products directly from customers’ designs (CAD data) and also arrange PCB assembly if required. Each PCB passes through numerous quality checks. Online quality controls are operative at each process stage and final inspection ensures meeting every expectation of the customer,” says Patel. The company’s products meet QS/TS 16949, ISO 9002, IEC, Ul and IPC quality standards.

Contact details: E-8 EPIP GIDC Manjusar Savli, Baroda -391770, Gujarat; Ph: 02667-726-4448; Fax: 02667-0266-726-4568; Email: admin@fccindia.com; Website: www.fccindia.com

Garg Electronics 

Rajneesh Kumar Garg, MD

Garg Electronics was conceived in 1990 and is chiefly engaged in the production and sales of PCBs for various electronic products. The company has its production facilities in Panchkula and Baddi, Himachal Pradesh.

The company serves various segments of the electronics industry like telecom, TV, lighting, UPS, inverter, LED, automobile and consumer electronics. To meet production targets, stringent quality norms and delivery commitments, our factories are equipped with sophisticated machinery and equipment. ln the domestic market, our customers include Beetal, HECL, T-series, Su-Kam, Luminious, CDIL, Jolly, Havells, Phoenix, Minda, Jayushin and Deltron, Salora, Dettia, Bharti, NTL, etc.
“To increase our present manufacturing capacity of 240,000 sq m, we have planned to set up new unit with plant area of 100,000 sq feet. The new unit will produce professional grade double sided and multilayered PCBs with manufacturing capacity of 120,000 sq m,” says Rajneesh Kumar Garg, MD.

Contact details: Plot No. 195-196, Industrial Area, Phase ll, Panchkula-134113, Haryana; Ph: 0172-653401 8, 2591 431; Email: pcb@glide.net.in; Website: www.gargelectronics.com

Meena Circuits Pvt Ltd 

BH Patel, Chairman

Founded in 2006, Meena Circuits Pvt Ltd (MCPL) has grown into a reliable PCB manufacturer in India. The company takes great pride in delivering world class products and services to its customers. Its high quality multilayered, double and single sided PCBs are supported by a dedicated staff with wide experience in the PCB industry.
“MCPL has a technical tieup with Amitron Corporation, USA, one of the largest and most experienced PCB manufacturers in the country. Its products are ISO 9001-2008 certified and approved by UL Laboratories,” says BH Patel, chairman. The company manufactures PCBs using standard and high temperature materials such as FR4, FR406, FR408, IS4120, teflon and rogers. The company supplies its products to many markets in USA and Europe.

Contact details: Survey No. 99/1, Village Vadadala, Jarod-Salvi Road, Taluk Savli, Vadodara, Gujarat; Ph: 02667-251791; Fax: 02667-251795; Email: shailendra.singh@meenacircuits.com; Website: www.meenacircuits.com

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