Leading SMT players in India

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The Indian electronics manufacturing market has been continually and steadily growing over the last ten years. Industry reports indicate that the growth will continue and the manufacturing segment will show tremendous potential in the years to come. This contributes to the rising demand for SMT equipment and the need for technologically advanced soldering systems.

By Rebika Singam

Sunday, August 28, 2011: With the government’s plan to announce a national manufacturing policy, the demand for SMT equipment is likely to surge ahead as the fate of the SMT equipment market is closely intertwined with the electronics manufacturing industry, especially EMS. The increasing use of electronic products in different sectors like telecom, automotive, consumer electronics and lighting are also adding to the widely use of SMT machines. Two prominent industries—automobile and telecom, will continue to create huge demand for SMT equipment. In addition, growing sophistication and shrinking size of electronic gadgets is also fuelling demand for SMT equipment.

Electronics Bazaar did a survey in the electronics industry, particularly among the EMS companies, manufacturers of energy meters and automobiles, telecom, etc, to ascertain the leading SMT players/brands in India based on certain parameters like reliability, good after sales service, customer satisfaction, intention of the user to recommend the brand and product quality.

In the survey, Fuji emerged as the first choice, followed by other brands such as Siemens, Panasonic, Samsung, I-Pulse, Nutek, Universal, Juki, Assembleon, Ok International, Essemtec, etc. Besides these brands, 15 distributors who have their presence in India, emerged as the preferred choice.

While this survey is by no means comprehensive, it does provide a glimpse into many of India’s key SMT players in the market. We have not ranked them but have only listed in alphabetical order.

Leading SMT players in India
American Tec Co Ltd
Advance Tech Services Pvt Ltd
Agate & Agate Marketing Resources (I) Pvt Ltd
Bergen Associates Pvt Ltd
DVS India Pvt Ltd
Essemtech AG
Juki India Pvt Ltd
Leaptech Corporation
Maxim SMT Technologies Pvt Ltd
NMTronics India Pvt Ltd
OK International
Prosem Technology India Pvt Ltd
Samsung Corporation
Sumitron Exports Pvt Ltd
Transtechnology India (P) Ltd

Some of the companies that participated in the survey

We approached enterprises of various verticals in the electronics industry, particularly among the EMS companies, manufacturers of energy meters and automobiles, telecom, etc, about 100 in all, to ascertain which SMT players are making a mark in the Indian SMT market. Following are some of the companies, who shared their preferences with us to clearly identify the leading SMT players/brands in India.

Companies that participated in the survey
Aggressive Electronics Manufacturing Services
Calcom Vision Ltd
Digital Circuits Pvt Ltd
Dixon Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd
Flextronics
Genus Electrotech Ltd
Genus Power Infrastructures Ltd
Hical Technologies Pvt Ltd
Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd
Jabil Circuits India Pvt Ltd
Kaynes Technology Pvt Ltd
Micron EMS
Minda Industries
Pulraj Electronics Pvt Ltd
Rangsons Electronics
Sanjay Technologies
SB Technologies
Secure Energy Meters
SFO Technologies
SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd
Smile Electronics Ltd
SRV Telecom
Varroc Engineering
Advance Tech Services Pvt Ltd
Ajay Gupta, director, technicalAdvance Tech Services is the sole Indian distributor for over 20 foreign suppliers. It provides quality products and quick after sales service. It is also the leading supplier of world class equipment, tools and consumables for electrical, electronics, automobile and pharma industries, apart from other commercial applications, including electronics maintenance. It offers complete solutions and the right technology for its customers without any compromises. It offers quality products at competitive prices. The company has a nationwide network of sales engineers, ready to discuss customer needs and provide solutions.Major products/brands it offers: Soldering, desoldering and SMT machines; dispensing solutions, quality hand tools, soldering and cleaning chemicals, ESD solutions, torque screw assembly solutions, etc.

Sectors it caters to: Electronics, automobile and electrical.

Contact details: Ph: +91-11-47002024-27; Fax: +91-11-47002029; Email: info@advancetechonline.in; Website: www.advancetechonline.in

Agate & Agate Marketing Resources (I) Pvt Ltd

Ashutosh Agate, managing director

Since its inception, Agate & Agate Marketing Resources (I) Pvt Ltd has been focused on providing SMT products and services. It represents the world’s leading manufacturers of SMT production equipment, SMT solder materials and range of SMT accessories and consumables. To support its customers further, it offers SMT training as well as the much required SMT process support. It has a wide range of SMT production equipment to suit requirements that vary from prototyping and low volume production to high volume manufacturing production. Its trained engineers offers prompt and efficient after sales servic. Its major principals are Evest Corporation, Taiwan; Threebond India Pvt Ltd; R2R Diversified Sdn Bhd, Malaysia; Asahi Chemical Research Laboratory, Malaysia; Suzuki Co Ltd, Japan; etc.

Major products/brands it offers: Entry level and mid-range SMT pick and place machines, high speed pick and place machines, stencil printers, reflow ovens, lead free wave solder machines, insertion conveyors, AOI, solder paste softener, SMD adhesives, solder paste, solder pallets, etc.

Sectors it caters to: EMS, telecom, automobiles, consumer electronics, etc.

Contact details:Ph: 020–25469864/25469865; Fax: 020–25469866; Email: aaresources@vsnl.com; Website: www.smt-india.com

American Tec Co Ltd

Rajendra Singh, general manager

American Tec Co Ltd (Amtec) specialises in equipment supply and services in the field of SMT and semiconductor backend packaging industries in China (the mainland and Hong Kong), India and Vietnam. Amtec has provided total solution packages, one stop value added equipment services, and financial solutions in terms of renting and leasing to over 500 customers. Amtec is now a subsidiary of North Asia Strategic Holdings Limited Company, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Founded in 1983, Amtec was one of the pioneers involved in distributing SMT equipment. With 20 years of experience and indepth understanding of the electronics industry and the market in Hong Kong and China, Amtec has earned itself an excellent reputation, helping both foreign and domestic industries build up qualified manufacturing teams.

Major products/brands it offers: Entry level and mid-range SMT pick and place machines, high speed pick and place machines, stencil printers, reflow ovens, lead free wave solder machines, insertion conveyors, AOI, solder paste softener, SMD adhesives, solder paste, solder pallets, etc.

Sectors it caters to: Fuji, Nutek, Seica, Yasukawa, Minami, Getech, etc.

Contact details:Ph: +91-11-22436052, 22436053, 22436055; Fax: 91-11-22436054; Email: salesindia@americantec.com; Website: www.americantec.com
(As per company Website)

Bergen Associates Pvt Ltd

Rajinder Kuamr, chairman cum managing director

Established in 1983, Bergen Associates Pvt Ltd, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, has been supplying Indian electronics manufacturing companies with products from its foreign principals. A flagship company of the Bergen Group, it is a one stop solution provider, offering machinery for PCB manufacturing, PCB assembly and rework, in addition to semiconductors, smart cards, soldering solutions and solar photovoltaics (PV). It has the right SMT equipment for manufacturers who aim for zero defects. Its equipment is in tune with significant trends observed in the field, like increased parallelisation and flexibility, high levels of software integration, environment friendly machines for RoHS based production, machines that can handle smaller components at a faster speed, and small yet intelligent systems.

Sectors it caters to: Assembleon, ERSA, GE/Pheonix, Kolb, Hesse and Knipps, MAT, LPKF, etc.
Sectors it caters to: EMS, consumer electronics, etc.

Contact details:Ph: +91-11-25920283-86; Fax: +91-11-2592 0289; Email: bergene@vsnl.com; Website: www.bergengroupindia.com

DVS India Pvt Ltd

DVS India Pvt Ltd endeavours to support highly sophisticated electronics equipment that is required to assemble and test the latest state of the art PCBs, integrated circuit devices, wafers and hybrid products for the Indian market. DVS India, through its three divisions—PCBA, TEST and Semicon—covers the entire gamut of consultancy, equipment supply and services for the electronics industry, at large. To accommodate the growing needs of the country, DVS will continue to provide the latest in manufacturing equipment, tools and software from its own product range and those of associated companies.

Sectors it caters to:Nutek’s PCB handling and traceability systems, bare PCB cleaning systems (inline); Samsung’s inline printers, advanced flexible mounters, compact high speed chip shooters; Hurricane’s AOI and SPI systems (from Japan), desktop optical inspection systems, etc.

Sectors it caters to: Avionics, automotive, communications, consumer electronics, etc.

Contact details:RS Gupta, senior manager, sales; Ph: 011-40502050; Fax: 011-41882294; Email: info@dvs-india.com; Website: www.dvs-india.com

Essemtec AG

Martin Ziehbrunner, CEO

Essemtec, the Swiss machine manufacturer, is a market leader in manufacturing flexible production systems for industrial users. Essemtec has been developing, manufacturing and marketing equipment and machines for all processes in the electronics industry since 1991. Users can switch from one product to another in no time, making maximum use of available production capacity

Sectors it caters to:Printers, dispensers, pick and place and soldering systems besides transportation and storage systems, as well as software solutions for planning, simulation optimisation and documentation of manufacturing, besides manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic systems
Sectors it caters to: EMS, telecom, automotive, etc.

Contact details:Essemtec India, Jay Kumar (COO); Ph: +41-(0) 79/7291010; Email: jak@essemtec.com; Website: www.essemtec.com

Juki India Pvt Ltd

N Chnadramohan, country head

Juki Corporation, Japan, has been pushing for inhouse organisational reform with the intent to transform the entire Juki Group into a world class manufacturing organisation. It has been continuously improving its electronics assembly and test systems, apparel systems and equipment, with the technology of industrial sewing machines as the core. It is additionally focusing on improved customer relationships, and will continue to provide products and services based on customers’ needs, by treating its customers as ‘co-production partners’ to jointly create value. To shape company activities that take environmental concerns into account, it promotes environmental management and is ISO14001 certified. It has 11 offices in major cities across India, and offers post and pre-sales services.

Sectors it caters to:Automatic 1-needle belt-loop attaching machines; high speed modular mounting, computer controlled button holing indexers; 4-needle, feed-off-the-arm, flat seamers; top and bottom cover stitch machines; compact flex mounters; high speed modular mounters, etc.
Sectors it caters to: EMS, industrial and domestic appliances, etc.

Contact details:Ph: 022-42291160/61/62; Fax: 022-42291163; Email: manisha@jukiindia.com, smt@jukiindia.com; Website: www.jukiindia.com

 

Leaptech Corporation

Suresh Nair, director, sales and marketing

Leaptech Corporation aims to help electronics, semiconductor and automotive manufacturing companies in India to achieve global standards by adopting the latest technologies available worldwide. The company is a leading supplier of assembly automation solutions and services to the electronics and automotive industries in India, and its services include pre-sales, post-sales and consultancy for new line setup and new product introduction. It represents many foreign principals from across the globe for their state of the art assembly automation products. It has strategic office locations in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai.

Sectors it caters to:I-Pulse’s high speed chip shooters and multi-mounters; Speedprint Technology’s fully automatic screen printers and 2D/3D inspection systems; Tangteck Equipment’s air/nitrogen SMD reflow ovens and drying furnaces (hybrids/solar); Omron’s tabletop and inline AOI, and its solder paste inspection systems; MICRO-TEC Instrumentation’s paste height measurement systems (Z-checj); etc..
Sectors it caters to: EMS, consumer electronics, automation and telecom.

Contact details:Ph: +91-22-27562822/27562849; Fax: +91-22-27562881; Email: leaptech@vsnl.net; Website: www.leaptech.in

Maxim SMT Technologies Pvt Ltd

Alok Bathla, country business manager and SS Bist, general manager

Maxim is one of the leading total solutions providers for assembly equipment and services to some of the world’s leading names in the electronics manufacturing industry. Its service support comes at the right price. Maxim India is the authorised representative in the Indian market for Maxim Stencil, the world’s leading firm offering automation equipment for PCB assembly, semiconductor and solar cell manufacturing. Under the franchisee agreement with DEK International GmbH, Maxim SMT Technologies now manufactures stencils at its state of the art manufacturing facility in Manesar, Gurgaon. It provides complete support for a wide variety of field proven processes involving stainless steel and nickel stencils such as vector guard stencils, pump print stencils, electroform stencils, laser-cut stencils, additive stencils, etc.

Sectors it caters to:Nutek, Singapore; DEK, UK; Vitronics Soltec, USA/China; Cyberoptics, USA; Cencorp, Finland/USA; PVA, USA; Datapaq, UK; Microtec, UK; OK International, UK; Japan; Unix, Japan; Smart Sonic, USA.
Sectors it caters to: EMS, telecom, automotive, EMS, consumer electronics, medical electronics and solar industry.

Contact details:Ph: 91-124-3937223; Fax: 91-124-3937228; Email: sales@maximsmt.com; Website: www.maximsmt.com

NMTronics India Pvt Ltd

Soni Saran Singh, exedutive director

NMTronics India Pvt Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Sojitz Corporation, Japan, came into existence in 1999. The company was incorporated with the primary object of catering to the electronics industry by providing solutions with respect to SMT, backed by Fuji Machines Mfg Co Ltd, Japan. Since its inception, NMTronics has become a known brand in the industry, providing turnkey solutions to various big companies not only with Fuji SMT machines in its armory, but also with the backing of a number of principals/business partners. The USP of NMTronics is the service support it provides and its sensitivity towards its customers. It has presence in nine locations across India.

Sectors it caters to:Fuji’s placement machines, Speedline Technologies’ MPM paste printers, Camalot’s glue dispensers, Electrovert’s reflow machines; Koh Young’s 3D solder paste inspection and measurement systems; Vision Engineering’s 3D microscopes; Valor’s DFM, machine optimisation; Zevac’s SMD / BGA rework and repair stations; Nutek’s PCB handling and transportation systems; etc.
Sectors it caters to: Electronics manufacturing sectors like telecom, automotive, consumer electronics, defence electronics, lighting, etc.

Contact details:Ph: 0120-4603500/501; Fax: 0120-4603535; Website: www.nmtronics.com

OK International

Mark Cowell, CEO

OK International has been a leading manufacturer of tools for the electronics assembly work bench for over 60 years. The company traces its roots back to 1946, when it specialised in precision machining of metal parts primarily for the defence industry. In 1996, OK acquired Metcal and Techcon Systems. These acquisitions, along with becoming part of Dover Corporation in November 2000, served to strengthen OK’s core competencies in the manufacturing and development of soldering systems as well as dispensing and fume extraction products. It now serves the needs of the electronics assembly market (under the Metcal brand for premium soldering products and OKi brand for mainstream soldering, fume extraction and fluid dispensing products) and other industries through its OEM division (under the Techcon Systems brand).

Sectors it caters to:Metcal MX soldering and rework systems, metcal APR array package rework systems, OKi soldering and rework, fume extraction and fluid dispensing systems, Techcon precision dispensing valves, etc.
Sectors it caters to: PCB assembly, manufacturing, repairs, automotive, aerospace, solar, medical, etc.

Contact details:Dilip Rane; Ph: +91-9821852474; Fax: +44-2380489109; Email: drane@okinternational.com; www.okinternational.com

Prosem Technology India Pvt Ltd

Alok Gupta, director

Prosem is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, one stop, fully integrated supplier of electronics manufacturing equipment and services to the PCB assembly industry. Its mission is to enable its customers to be more cost efficient and competitive in accordance with their long term business objectives and the competitive scenario. It has full line solutions for PCB assembly, including SMT pick and place machines from Assembleon (Philips) and Evest; auto insertion machines from Universal; screen printers from Ambitec and Prosem; reflow ovens from ETC and Global Active; glue dispensers from GPD Global USA; AOI from GMS; board handling systems from Nutek and Global Active; and spare parts from Ching Yi. It has offices in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune.

Sectors it caters to:Assembleon (Philips), Evest, Universal, Ambitec, Global Active, GMS, etc.
Sectors it caters to: Lighting, power and consumer electronics, automotive electronics, IT, telecom, etc.

Contact details:Ph: +91-11-43012150-53; Fax: +91-11-43012154; Email: alok.gupta@prosemtechnology.com; Website: www.prosemtechnology.com

Sumitron Exports Pvt Ltd

SK Jain, managing director

Established in 1986, Sumitron is one the largest distributors of electronics equipment, tools, materials and components. Its major principals are Hakko, Japan; Kester, Singapore; Electrolube, UK; ITW, Chemtronics, Fisnar and NIC Components, USA; KS Terminals and Hellermann Tyton, Taiwan; Ideal Industries, Singapore; Aven Inc, USA; RCD Components, USA; NIC Components, USA/ Singapore; and BeamWorks, USA/Israel. The company has offices in major cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad and Haridwar.

Sectors it caters to:Soldering/desoldering stations, wave/reflow soldering machines, torque meters; manual, semi-automatic and fully-automatic (robotic) liquid/paste dispensers; component lead forming and cutting machines; various PCB assembly equipment; electronic moisture-proof storage cabinets, etc.
Sectors it caters to: Electronics manufacturing sectors, electrical, telecom, automotive, medical and pharma industries.

Contact details:Ph: 011-41410631/32/33/34/35; Fax: 011-41410494/25891761; Email: sumitron@vsnl.com, sumitron@airtelmail.in; Website: www.sumitron.com

TransTechnology India (P) Ltd

Christopher John Fussner, owner and president

TransTechnology India (P) Ltd is a leading provider of SMT equipment. It represents many leading equipment manufacturers, providing a complete line solution. It has over a decade of experience providing sales and after sales service for the capital equipment required for PCB assembly and inspection. The company is fully owned by TransTechnology Pte Ltd, Singapore and has operations across China and South East Asia, with an employee strength of over 200 professionals. It takes pride in providing excellent value added services and not just in supplying machines. It maintains stocks of spare parts in India (both consumables as well as critical parts) to provide instant spare part replacement during breakdowns. It also has a state of the art training centre-cum-lab at its Gurgaon facility.

Sectors it caters to:Yamaha’s pick and place machines, Ekra’s stencil/screen paste printers, Heller’s reflow ovens, VI Technology’s AOI systems and 3D SPI, Asymtek’s dispensing equipment and selective conformal coating, VJ Electronix’s BGA rework station and X-ray inspection machines, Stoelting’s aqueous PCB and stencil cleaning systems and Nutek’s PCB handling equipment.
Sectors it caters to: EMS, consumer electronics, etc.

Contact details:Amit Madan, Ph: +91-124-4066919, +91-9810449898; Email: amit@trans-tec.com; Website: www.trans-tec.com

Other popular players

Accurex Solutions Pvt Ltd

From humble beginnings in 1987, Accurex has come a long way in fulfilling its commitments to electronics assembly houses— to provide solutions from the drawing board to the final product. With a vision to become the leading, most reliable partner to every organization it works with, Accurex has emerged as a name to reckon with. With its continuous sustained expansion, consistent after sales service support and a commitment to be a true partner in the progress of its customers, Accurex has grown into a group of companies providing outstanding support to its clients. The company takes its responsibilities towards its clients very seriously. Recently, it joined hands with Mirtec in providing AOI solutions to the Indian market.

Sectors it caters to:Electronic assembly products—ESD flooring, ESD workbenches, de-humidification cabinets, component handling and storage, screen printers, jet printers, pick and place machines, reflow ovens, wave soldering machines, test products such as AOI systems, X-ray inspection systems, ICT/flying probe testers , customised ATE, etc.
Sectors it caters to: Aerospace, defence electronics, consumer electronics, medical electronics, EMS, etc

Contact details:Ph: +91-80-26620514, 26609994; Fax: +91-80-41203785; Email: info@accurexsolutions.com; Website: accurexsolutions.com (As per company website)

Antrix Associates

Nitin jain, branch manager

Since its inception in 1999, Antrix Associates, headquartered in Bengaluru, has been India’s most renowned manufacturer, supplier and distributor of ESD and PCB assembly line products. It has its branch offices in Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Coimbatore. It is the first company to introduce robotics for automatic soldering in the Indian market. In 2007, Antrix collaborated with Malcom, Japan to introduce world class devices for the soldering process in the SMT industry. In 2008, it began to sell soldering and desoldering equipment under its brand name Jakko, and dehumidifying/dry cabinets under the brand name Drytech.

Sectors it caters to:PCB assembly line equipment—ESD, antistatic products, soldering stations, soldering robots, liquid dispensing robots, ESD chairs; SMT process line equipment—solder paste inspection systems, solder paste mixers, viscometers and dip testers, reflow profilers; LED testing equipment—integrated sphere systems, goniophotometers, LED thermal and electrical reliability testing equipment, spectrometers, photometers, AC and DC power supplies, etc.
Sectors it caters to: EMS, lighting and consumer electronics, etc.

Contact details:Ph: 91-80-41250132; Email: antrixesd@gmail.com, antrixsales@gmail.com; Website: www.antrixonline.com

EPS Worldwide Pvt Ltd

Atul Limaye, managing director

Established 1986, EPS Worldwide has been exporting its machines to the USA, France, Singapore, UK, Australia, Germany and Israel. The company has more than 3000 customers in the Indian electronics industry, who uses its machines. It is the first company in India to manufacture wave soldering machines and hot air levelling machines. For its hot air levelling machine, it won ELCINA’s award for excellence in indigenous development of capital goods in 1992 and in 2000, it also won the same award for the development of inline SMT reflow system.

Sectors it caters to:Wave soldering machine, reflow soldering machine, screen printer, miniwave soldering machine, hot air levelling machine, solder recovery system, spray fluxer, selective soldering machine and conformal coating machine.
Sectors it caters to: EMS, consumer electronics, etc.

Contact details:Ph:+91-20-24392715, 24394527, 24102200; Fax: +91-24393204, 24102204; Email: a_limaye@vsnl.net, admin@epsww.com

Mectronics Marketing Services

Pankaj Saxena, product manager

Founded in 1994, Mectronics Marketing Services is run by a group of highly trained, experienced and like minded, professionally competent engineers, who work together to provide their customers the right products and the best support. Mectronics offers PCB assembly floor consumables and PCB assembly support equipment in the Indian electronics industry. Since its inception, it has worked with all major PCB assembly customers in India and have taken care of their various requirements of SMT consumables and equipment. It has offices in New Delhi and Bengaluru.

Sectors it caters to:WC Heraeus GmbH & Co KG’s SMT adhesive, solder paste, no clean lead free solder flux, solder wire, hybrid materials; Dr OK Wack Chemie GmbH’s cleaning chemicals for SMT and other processes, cleaners for dispensing needles, etc; OK International’s metal range of soldering/desoldering systems, fume extraction systems, glue/paste dispensers, BGA rework systems; Semiconductor Equipment Corp’s die bonder, flip chip boder, die attach, die ejector, pick and place machine, etc.
Sectors it caters to: EMS, consumer electronics, etc.

Contact details:Ph: +91-11-22375108, 65660266, 32964267; Fax: +91-11-22376446; Email: mectronics@mectronics.in; Website: www.mectronics.in
(As per company Website)

SLN Technologies

Anil Kumar, director

SLN Technologies, an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is based in Bengaluru, with branches all over India. SLN is a leading player across industry verticals like IT, embedded electronics, PCB manufacturing, RFID and OE, customised electronics system development and integration services, and embedded software to defence, space and public sector companies in India. It offers complete turnkey project solutions for PCB and embedded electronics. SLN provides technology that supports its clients’ vision for growth, while keeping their budgets in mind. It offers solutions that are intelligently designed to meet company needs, taking care of economies of scale that fulfill both the bottom line and the big picture. SLN Technologies has now embarked into supplying SMT equipment/consumables.

Sectors it caters to:Sony’s cellular mounters, automatic optical inspection machines, solder paste printers, video microscopes, screw feeders; ELITE’s depanelisers/routers; Finnsonic’s industrial cleaning applications and Atma’s screen printers.
Sectors it caters to: Defence electronics, EMS, etc.

Contact details:Ph: +91-80-26651659, 32928081; Fax: +91-80-41211139; Email: enquiry@slntechnologies.com; Website: www.slntechnologies.com
(As per company Website)

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