LEADING EMS PLAYERS

The electronic manufacturing services (EMS) industry can either be broadly characterised as a high volume/low mix EMS provider, which includes the well capitalised tier I and II companies that are the global leaders today

Leading PCB manufacturers

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.

Leading T&M instrument brands

The T&M sector has been critical to the growth of emerging sectors like telecom, enabling precision measurement and quality control. As the telecom sector focuses more on quality products and services, the role of manufacturers in the T&M space has become significant in ensuring that quality and reliable products reach the sector. We at Electronics Bazaar contacted a large number of industry experts, who shared with us their preferences on T&M instrument brands. We do not rank them but only list them in alphabetical order

Leading SMT vendors

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) vendors should be lauded for their efforts to enable manufacturers deliver the best products to their customers. Their awareness about the latest technologies and products, the efforts they put in to offer world class services and solutions, and the diligence in providing the right products and solutions, give a competitive edge to the electronics industry. Based on these parameters, Electronics Bazaar contacted the industry experts and electronics associations, who shared with us their preferences. The result of which is an unbiased listing of some of the leading vendors in the Indian SMT market. We are not ranking them but only listing them in an alphabetical order
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LEADING WIRES & CABLES MANUFACTURERS

With rapid technological innovations and changes in safety and quality standards in electrical, mechanical and electronics domains worldwide, cable and wire products have undergone tremendous change. To appreciate the role of domestic wires and cables manufacturers in keeping pace with global norms, Electronics Bazaar contacted a large number of industry experts and electronics associations, who shared with us their preferences. The result of which is an unbiased listing of leading wires and cables manufacturers in India. We are not ranking them but only listing them in alphabetical order

I’m still struggling to be successful: Kunwar Sachdev

In his T-shirt and bermudas, the man waiting for me at the Gurgaon DLF Golf Course gate, didn’t seem to be heading one of the largest inverter companies in India. His casual attitude and simplicity did not match with the fact that he lit up millions of homes in the country at a time when power outages were at their peak, and the only branded company, Videocon, had stopped manufacturing inverters in the country. Meet the man who personifies entrepreneurial zeal, to whom no challenge is an obstacle, and who is surging ahead with the one and only aim in life—to do something different and to turn every challenge into a success story—he is Kunwar Sachdev, founder and managing director of Su-Kam...

LEADING LED SUPPLIERS

LED market in India is completely import-dependent. LED suppliers, therefore, play a vital role in bridging the gap between the manufacturers and the buyers. To appreciate the role of domestic LED suppliers in providing lighting solutions to various emerging application areas, Electronics Bazaar, with the help of industry experts, has prepared an unbiased list of leading LED suppliers of India. We are not ranking them, but only listing them in an alphabetical order.

Leading handheld T&M players

India is a major hub for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and the growing demand from this sector adds impetus to the country’s handheld T&M equipment market. Also, the steady demand from sectors like defence, education, railways, manufacturing, automobile, and from R&D labs, is boosting its growth further. In an effort to appreciate handheld T&M instrument players in India, we at Electronics Bazaar, contacted a large number of industry experts and electronic associations, who shared with us their preferences on handheld T&M instruments brands. We do not rank them but only list them in alphabetical order.

Leading battery players

The battery industry in India has more than doubled in the last four years and is still expanding at a rate of 13.4 per cent per annum till 2014. This growth can be attributed to the automotive segment as well as to other industrial sections, which are powered by inverter and UPS like telecom, railways, power and other industries. With the country facing power shortage in several pockets, the usage of inverters and UPS has gone up significantly, increasing the usage of batteries as well. In an effort to appreciate the Indian battery manufacturers, we at Electronics Bazaar contacted a large number of industry experts and electronic associations, who shared with us their preferences of battery brands. The result of which is an unbiased listing of leading battery manufacturers in India. We are not ranking them, but only listing them in an alphabetical order

Leading component traders

Component traders play a major role in the electronics industry as most manufacturing needs depend on them. They help in providing a varied range of components and offer assistance in choosing the right components. Also, most traders are a one stop-shop for both active and passive components, and are always ready to help the manufacturers with their sourcing needs. In order to appreciate and encourage their efforts in the industry, Electronics Bazaar contacted a large number of industry experts and electronic associations, who shared with us their preferences and ultimately it led to this list of leading component traders.

LEADING PCB PLAYERS

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.

LEADING SOLDERING & DESOLDERING PLAYERS

Soldering and desoldering is a large and important part of the electronics industry, having application areas in almost all of its segments. Leading Brands Electronics Bazaar decided to conduct a survey to ascertain the leading firms of all the various soldering and desoldering categories. As most of these brands do not have a direct sales office in India, they are disseminating their products and services through qualified distributors who provide assistance and after sales services to buyers on the manufacturers’ behalf. We contacted 60 players of the industry and asked them who, according to them, are the leading players in the soldering/desoldering industry and came up with a list of top players. Leaders in the small soldering irons and stations category and in the large soldering stations domain are enumerated in the table below in alphabetical order. We hope our initiative will be beneficial and enjoyable for the readers of Electronics Bazaar.

Top LED players – 2009

Today, usage of light emitting diode (LED) is becoming increasingly prominent—be it in lighting, displays or other devices. The fact that LED has a good shelf life has encouraged manufacturers to use it despite the fact that it is priced higher than other alternatives available. Acknowledging the trend that aspires for new technology, Electronics Bazaar highlights some of the top LED manufacturers and distributors in India in an effort to help buyers and sellers identify the best available LED sources in the country. We interacted with more than 60-70 reputed stakeholders of the LED realm and came up with a list of 15 top players in the sector. Some players were averse to disclosing their revenues, so this time, players will not be rated, but will simply be enlisted in alphabetical order. The revenues which were shared with us, however, have been displayed. We hope that our readers find this article useful and that more players will participate in future ‘EBTop' ventures.

Creating a life I longed for: O P Nangia

“My life is an open book,” proclaims O P Nangia, founder and managing director, Stead Electronics Industries, a reputable producer of wire wound resistors, rheostats and potentiometers, whose products are extensively used by electronic industries, technical institutes and laboratories. With over 56 years of experience, Nangia is one of the oldest manufacturers in the electronics industry. Explicating the ‘never say die’ spirit of his father, Nangia’s son, Girish Nangia, says, “My father has been a true karamyogi. He has been a mentor and a friend to me. His sound moral values and consistency towards work have always been an inspiring and motivating force for the company. Even at this age, he is as laborious as he used to be 20 years ago.” The dynamic 73-yea r­old shares snippets of his life with Himanshu Yadav of Electronics Bazaar and narrates his journey to success and the inevitable pitfalls he encountered along the way.

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