The Indian printed circuit boards (PCBs) industry has witnessed rapid changes in the last few years with the entry of foreign players in the Indian market, who manufacture multi-layer PCBs in large quantities. At the same time, home grown companies have also technologically upgraded themselves to become more competitive in price.
According to the Indian Printed Circuit Association (IPCA), demand for PCBs is expected to increase by 20 per cent not only in India, but even across the globe, in the next few years, further widening the demand and supply gap.
Tuesday, July 12, 2013: Though India currently has about 60 large and medium sized PCB manufacturing plants, lack of relevant policies result in insufficient investments in PCB manufacturing. This is also one of the reasons for the short supply of PCBs in India. It is, therefore, necessary for Indian PCB makers to think strategically to not only meet domestic demand, but also compete in the world market. Hopefully, with the announcement of the new manufacturing policy, the growth of the Indian PCB industry is likely to accelerate as many companies are likely to expand their production capacities.
Electronics Bazaar did a survey in the electronics industry, particularly among the EMS and SMT companies, SMEs and other manufacturers of electronics goods, to find out the leading and the most preferred PCB manufacturers in India. The survey was conducted based on certain parameters like reliability, customer satisfaction, and intention of the user to recommend the brand and its product quality.
In the survey, AT&S emerged as the first choice, followed by other manufacturers such as Ascent Circuits, Shogini Technoarts, Garg Electronics, Epitome Components, Genus Electrotech, etc (see box below).
While this survey is by no means comprehensive, it does provide a glimpse into many of India’s key PCB manufacturers. We have not ranked the companies but have only listed them in alphabetical order.
Leading PCB manufacturers in India
(in alphabetical order)
- Ascent Circuits Pvt Ltd
- Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik (AT&S)
- BLG Electronics Ltd
- CIPSA Tech India Pvt Ltd
- Circuit Systems (India) Ltd
- DMS Technologies Pvt Ltd
- Epitome Components Ltd
- Fineline Circuit Company
- Garg Electronics
- Genus Electrotech Ltd
- Micropack Limited
- Shogini Technoarts Pvt Ltd
Some of the companies that participated in the survey
We approached enterprises of various verticals in the electronics industry, particularly among the EMS and SMT companies, SMEs, consumer electronics, automobiles, telecom, etc, about 100 in all, to ascertain which PCB manufacturers are making a mark in the Indian market. Following are some of the companies, who shared their preferences with us to clearly identify the leading PCB manufacturers in India.
- Advance Technologies
- Aggressive Electronics Manufacturing Services Pvt Ltd
- American Tech Co Ltd
- Antrix Associates
- Calcom Vision Ltd
- Digital Circuits Pvt Ltd
- Dixon Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd
- EPS Worldwide Pvt Ltd
- Hical Techniologies Pvt Ltd
- Jabil Circuits India Pvt Ltd
- Juki India PVt Ltd
- Kaynes Technology India Pvt Ltd
- Leo Circuit Pvt Ltd
- Mectronics Marketing
- Micron EMS
- Minda Industries
- NMTronics India Pvt Ltd
- Prosem Technology India Pvt Ltd
- Protonics Systems India Pvt Ltd
- Pulraj Electronics
- Renu Electronics Pvt Ltd
- Sanjay Technologies
- SB Technologies
- SFO Technologies
- SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd
- SLN Technologies Pvt Ltd
- SMD Circuits and Systems
- Smile Electronics
|Ascent Circuits Pvt Ltd|
PS Sudhakar, CEO
Ascent Circuits is one of the leading manufacturers of single sided, double sided and multilayer PCBs in India. Promoted by first generation entrepreneurs under the leadership of P Munjunath, it is an integral part of a premier business group, with diverse commercial interests in industrial and consumer durables. With a distinct accent on quality, Ascent Circuits delivers customised products without compromising on time to market. It has a futuristic plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, with state of the art reverse pulse plating and plasma de-smearing technology. Its products are highly reliable, especially for high end applications like telecom, military, aerospace, and microwave and RF applications.
Major products: Single sided, double sided and multilayer PCBs and metal clad boards.
Sectors it caters to: Lighting, automotive, telecom, defence and aerospace.
|Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik (AT&S)|
AT&S is the largest manufacturer of professional grade multilayer PCBs in India. A European market leader, it is one of the world’s strongest performing PCB manufacturers. The company is extremely well positioned in the market for high-tech HDI Microvia PCBs, which are chiefly used in mobile devices. It has a global presence with production facilities in Austria (Leoben, Fehring and Klagenfurt), India (Nanjangud), China (Shanghai), and Korea (Ansan, near Seoul). It has a worldwide network of 17 sales and marketing offices. It offers not just PCBs, but complete solutions from design to prototype to production. AT&S’ R&D is the driving force behind the identification of new technology options to create interconnected solutions.
Major products: Multilayer PCBs.
Sectors it caters to: Automotive, industrial (including medical), mobile devices (including digital camers, PDAs, mobile phones).
Contact details: Rajesh Mattoo, head, sales and marketing, India; Ph: +91-80-41217891, +91-8221-304040; [email protected]; www.ats.net
|BLG Electronics Ltd|
Rohit Raisurana, director
BLG Electronics Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers of PCBs in India. It is an ISO 9001 certified company with its state of the art manufacturing facility at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It has quality certifications from Indian institutions like CACT and C-DoT, apart from the UL certification from the USA. It supplies PCBs with normal HAL along with RoHS compliance (lead-free) on request. The plant is spread over 10,000 sq m with a capacity of 72,000 sq m of PCBs per annum. The 160 technical and non-technical staff members ensure the best quality products are available to industry clients. The competitive pricing and timely supply of PCBs as per customer requirements is always a top priority.
Major products: Single sided, double sided and multilayer (up to eight layers) PCBs right from prototype development to large volume requirements.
Sectors it caters to: Communications, telecommunications, power electronics, industrial electronics, energy meters and consumer electronics.
|CIPSA TEC India Pvt Ltd|
Alok Garg, managing director
CIPSA TEC India Pvt Ltd (formerly CIPSA-RIC India Pvt Ltd) acquired the erstwhile Rao Insulating Company Ltd (RIC) in 2005, which had started PCB manufacturing in 1987 with technical collaboration with UNICAP, Taiwan. It is a multinational organisation, created by a partnership between CIPSA, Spain and TECNOMEC, Italy, both of which are leaders in their own countries in the arena of PCB manufacturing. CIPSA TEC has a state of the art facility with the latest machinery manufactured by leaders in the industry, to meet the latest market demands. Currently, it produces 13,000 sq m of PCBs per month, and by the end of 2011, it aims to achieve 18,000 sq m, and 22,000 sq m the following year. It also offers to serve any quantity at normal (two weeks) or quick than time (three-six days). Its products conform to UL standards, ISO 9001: 2008 and TS 16949, and are also certified by the Government of India for telecommunications and defence sectors.
Major products: Multilayer PCBs
Sectors it caters to: Automotive, energy and industrial automation.
Contact details: Ph: 0091-816-2243400; Fax: 0091-816-2243700; [email protected]; www.cipsatec.com
|Circuit Systems (India) Ltd|
Paresh Vasani, managing director
Circuit Systems India Ltd (CSIL) has been in the manufacturing of PCBs since 1996, offering reliability as a core competence globally. The company actively serves PCBs up to 24 layers. It has new advancements in metal clad PCBs, RT Duriod and higher layer counts with lean manufacturing and SPC with ISO/TS 16949: 2009 accreditations. With 110,000 sq m annual production capacity and dedicated prototype facility, the company has been serving customers for proto/small/medium volumes requirements with flexible deliveries from 24 hours to three weeks as per customers demand.
Major products: Double sided and multilayer PCBs up to 24 layers.
Sectors it caters to: Telecommunications, instruments, aerospace defence, automobiles, computers, process control, space applications, etc.
Contact details: Ph: 91-79-23287086-88; Fax: 91-79-23287089; [email protected]; www.mycsil.com
|DMS Technologies Pvt Ltd|
Jaganath Shenoi, chairman
Established in 2008 with a capacity of 50,000 sq m per year, DMS Technologies acquired more than 200 customers within a short span of starting its operations. Its factory is located in Mysore, Bengaluru. It has a plant area of 5574,1824 sq m (60,000 sq ft) including built-up area. DMS supports customers for both quick turn prototyping as well as large scale volume production—across the entire product’s lifecycle. It is certified by ISO 9001-2000, UL and LCSO (for the Indian defence services). Its annual sales revenue in 2010-11 was Rs 100 million.
Major products: Double sided and multilayer PCBs of up to 20 layers. Special PCBs that are metal clad, have a metal core, are flexible, flexi rigid, and which range in thickness from 0.4 mm to 3.2 mm.
Sectors it caters to: Telecom, automotive, medical, industrial, consumer, defence and computer peripherals.
Contact details: Ph: 91-821-4001252/53; Fax:91-821-4001251; [email protected]; www.dmstech.in
|Epitome Components Ltd|
Anuraag Shrigopal Dhoot, CEO & director
Epitome Components Ltd is one of the leading PCB manufacturers in India. It has a leadership position in single sided PCBs in India with a huge production capacity of 100,000 sq m per month. Impressed by the track record and credentials of Epitome, in 2007, Trackwise UK had formed a joint venture with Epitome to manufacture highly specialised RF PCBs for the telecom industry. In 2009, it set up a state of the art new plant for the manufacture of double sided and multilayer PCBs with a capacity of 10,000 sq m per month.
Major products: Single sided, double sided, RF and multilayer PCBs.
Sectors it caters to: Consumer electronics and home appliances, computer peripherals, telecommunications, lighting, automotive, power electronics and energy meters.
Contact details: Ph: 91-241-2777681(Ext 202), 91-9970053305; Fax: 91-241-2778241; [email protected]; www.epitomeindia.com
|Fineline Circuit Company|
Kushal Patel, managing director
Fineline Circuits is led by Harshad Patel, an NRI. Having established itself in 2002, the 100 per cent export oriented company has a 5574.1824 sq m (60,000 sq ft) state of the art facility located in Baroda, Gujarat. Its promoters have more than two decades of expertise in PCB manufacturing in USA. The company’s products meet the standards of UL: E235638 and ISO 9001-2008 by TUV Rheinland. Its finished products are RoHS compliant (use lead free solders), ENIG and OSP, tin lead solder, polymer thick film for auto.
Major products: Single sided, double sided and multilayer PCBs.
Contact details: Ph: +91-2667-264448/264558/264569/264570; Fax: 91-2667-264568; [email protected];www.fccindia.com
Rajneesh Garg, managing director
Garg Electronics is a leading manufacturer of single and double sided PCBs. The company has its plants in Panchkula, Haryana and Baddi, Himachal Pradesh. The complete PCB production is done under one roof. Facilities like tool room, bare board tester, CNC dilling M/c, conveyorised modern processing plant, auto circular sawing, auto printing M/c, UV and IR curing M/c, CNC routing M/c, power press, PCBs designing work stations, wire cut, VMC M/c automatic grinders, are available inhouse. Its accomplishments have been recognised with the issue of the ISO 9001-2000 certificate and by the plants earning UL approval. It is also approved by CACT, Bengaluru. Hence, it has become an approved source of
PCBs to the manufacturers of EPBTs meant for Dept. of Telecommunications (DoT) supplies. It specialises in making keypad PCBs, which are used in remote controls, watches, calculators and telephones.
Major products: Single and double sided PCBs.
Sectors it caters to: Consumer and power electronics, automobiles, lighting, etc.
Contact details: Ph: 0172-6534018, 2591449; Fax: 0172-2591699; [email protected]; www.gargelectronics.com
|Genus Electrotech Ltd|
Visnhu Tdi, managing director
Genus Electrotech Ltd is a part of the Kailash Group of companies. Certified as an ISO 9001:2000 and an ISO 14001:2004 firm, Genus Electrotech has proved itself as the first Indian venture with total backward integration, right from bare board PCB manufacture to corrugated boxes and thermocol packaging material, which cater to all types of electronics and consumer products. Genus Electrotech is one of the fastest emerging companies in the electrical and electronics sectors in India. It has a modern manufacturing plant with a dedicated professional team of skilled operators and engineers. Hence, the variety and constant changes prevalent in a modern manufacturing facility are easily managed, enabling a diverse mix of products to be manufactured and shipped to all corners of the world.
Major products: Complete range of PCBs.
Sectors it caters to: Consumer electronics, lighting, automotive, etc.
V Sreekar Reddy, CEo & director
Established in 1984, Micropack is one of the leading manufacturers of PCBs in India, providing solutions with regard to fabrication of multilayer PCBs (up to 24 layers), double sided PCBs and flexible PCBs for both production as well as quick turnaround prototype requirements. The company has been able to carve a name for itself for its product quality and has been diligently meeting the needs of its customers. It is certified by ISO 9001-2000, US MIL 55110G, UL 94V0, LCSO and CEMILAC. Micropack is the only manufacturer in India and Southeast Asia to be listed in the MIL-PRF-55110 QPL. It is the only facility in India approved by ISRO for the supply of multilayer PCBs for onboard applications.
Major products: Multilayer PCBs up to 26 layers, flexi-rigid PCBs, high copper rigid PCBs, heatsink PCBs—metal core/thermal clad, RT duroid teflon PCBs, blind and buried via PCBs, etc.
Sectors it caters to: Medial, defence electronics, aerospace,telecom, power electronics, process automation, etc.
|Shogini Technoarts Pvt Ltd|
Satish Athavale, managing director
Shogini Technoarts Pvt Ltd is an ISO 9001-2008 certified and UL approved PCB manufacturing company located near Pune, on 32,000 sq m of land with a 20,000 sq m built-up production area. With state of the art technology, Shogini produces various types of PCBs, ranging from single-sided to six layered versions. It has a total annual production capacity of 200,000 sq m. Apart from the conventional tin lead HAL finish, Shogini also offers RoHS compliant boards with lead free HAL and immersion gold (ENIG). The company also has the facility to provide selective hard gold, conductive carbon printing and peelable masks. Recently, Shogini has begun manufacturing aluminium-based MC PCBs. It has sales branches in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Baroda.
Major products: PCBs from single layer to six layers, metal clad PCBs for LED applications and prototyping—for mid-volumes to large production runs.
Sectors it caters to: Telecommunications, automotive, power electronics, process control and computer peripherals.
Contact details: Ph: 020-66471700; Fax: 020-66471714; [email protected]; www.shogini.com
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