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.


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.


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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UPS and Inverter manufacturers:2009

‘EBTop 15 UPS and inverter manufacturers’is our attempt to enlist the best-performing companies in this domain with regards to their revenue. The power sector has been witnessing a very healthy growth over the last fiscal and this is distinctly reflected in the companys’revenues.We commenced this process approximately two months back, when we compiled the list of all major and minor UPS and inverter players and started contacting them. Some companies were quite eager to be part of this initiative, whereas there were a few who refrained from disclosing their revenues as it is against their company policy. This time, we have also made two separate lists of the strongest players in the UPS and inverter segments, respectively. We, at Electronics Bazaar, hope that more and more players will participate in this exercise in our future issues.

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Channel Partners play a key role in deciding the fate of the manufacturers. Hence, they hold a key position in the industry. Electronics Bazaar has been rating the manufacturers of different product segments, but it is rating the channel partners of the battery industry for the first time. We approached all major battery manufacturers to share with us their channel database. We then got in touch with the channel partners in every nook and corner of the country and received overwhelming responses. However, some manufacturers didn’t disclose their channel partners’list with us.We hope to get them to join us the next time we decide to conduct this activity.

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