In the last few years, India has emerged as a major market for electronic products and systems. This growing business and demand for electronic products has led to the increasing need for greater accuracy and highly specialised test and measurement (T&M) devices such as digital multimeters, digital insulation testers, logic analysers, digital oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers, time domain reflectometers (TDR), multimeters, line power meters, etc. Over the last couple of years, the T&M industry has been constantly evolving to accommodate the technical advancements in the industries it caters to.
In appreciation of the Indian T&M manufacturers, importers and traders, Electronics Bazaar carried out an opinion poll on various companies’ state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, market share, service support and reach. We contacted experts in electronics associations, manufacturers, traders and customers of T&M equipment, who shared with us their preferences of leading T&M companies.
While this list is by no means comprehensive, it provides a glimpse into India’s leading T&M companies. We are not ranking them, but have only listed them in alphabetical order. We hope our initiative will be beneficial to our readers.
Thursday, December 16, 2010: Most preferred T&M companies in India
Listed below are the most preferred companies and distributors suggested by client firms. They have been chosen on the basis of their product quality and customer satisfaction. As mentioned earlier, the companies have not been ranked, but listed alphabetically.
• Agilent Technologies India
• Agmatel India Pvt Ltd
• Anritsu Pte Ltd
• Aplab Ltd
• Falcon Electro-Tek Pvt Ltd
• Glorious Electronics
• Lecroy Corporation
• Meco Instruments Pvt Ltd
• Metro Electronic Products
• National Instruments Systems India Pvt Ltd
• Qmax Test Equipments Pvt Ltd
• Rohde & Schwarz India Pvt Ltd
• Scientech Technologies Pvt Ltd
• Scientific Mes-Technik Pvt Ltd
• Synergy Measurement Technologies Pvt Ltd
• Tektronix (India) Pvt Ltd
• TTL Technologies Pvt Ltd
• VTI Instruments Pvt Ltd
• Yokogawa India Ltd
Some of the Companies that participated in the poll
We approached experts in the electronics industry to ascertain which T&M players are making a mark in the Indian T&M domain. Listed below are some of the companies who shared their preferences with us to help us clearly identity the leading T&M players in the country.
• Artheon Electronics Ltd
• Deki Electronics Ltd
• Digital Circuits System Pvt Ltd
• Dixon Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd
• Flextronics Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd
• Inphynyt Accumulators India Pvt Ltd
• Lzen Electronics (India)
• Pulraj Elecronics Pvt Ltd
• SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd
• SRV Telecom Ltd
• Smile Electronics Ltd
• Uniline Energy Systems (P) Ltd
|Agilent Technologies India|
Agilent Technologies Inc is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. Agilent is a global leader in test and measuring products. It provides critical enabling solutions in the high technology fields of electronics test and measurement, communications, bio and life sciences and chemical analysis. Its businesses excel in applying measurement technologies to develop products that sense, analyse, display and communicate data.The company helps customers design, manufacture and deploy new products and technologies with advanced monitoring solutions and support services. Its customers comprise electronics manufacturing industries, labs in educational institutions, electronics R&D, defence and space establishments.Contact details: Splender Forum, Plot No 3, 1st Floor, Jasola District Centre, New Delhi 110025; Ph: 1800112929 (toll-free) or +91-0124-2292009; Fax: 1800113035 (toll-free) or 0124229 2011; Email: [email protected]; Website:www.agilent.com
|Agmatel India Pvt Ltd|
Agmatel is a leading sales and marketing firm specialising in high precision T&M instruments and advanced IT solutions. Its major T&M products include digital oscilloscopes, arbitrary function generators, spectrum analysers, logic analysers, signal generators, digital multimeters, digital insulation testers, data acquisition and signal conditioning systems, automated test equipments, high performance testing systems and circuit card diagnostics. It also offers a wide range of computer notebooks, workstations, rugged computing solutions, autocad software, large format displays, UPS and digital security products, besides its own manufactured products like kiosk and panel PCs. Presently, it is the authorised distributor of technology giants like Tektronix, Fluke, Rohde & Schwarz, VTI Instruments, Diagnosys, Keithley, Dell, WYSE, Getac, Autodesk, Samsung, APC and Gemalto.
|Amptronics, Pritesh Patel, MD|
|Established in 2009, Amptronics, is a leading supplier of solutions for T&M, embedded systems, SBC for telecom/educational/research institutes, industrial automation, defence, etc. The company’s strength lies in its R&D team which is constantly working on creating innovative products and solutions. It is the authorised distributor of Owon. It has introduced low cost high quality handheld oscilloscopes, mixed signal oscilloscopes and digital storage oscilloscopes with TFT screens to meet the demands of the market. Some of the other products it makes/sells include development boards (ARM, PSoC, PIC, 8051 AVR), GSM modems, GPS trackers, sensors, industrial control devices, robotics and function generators, etc. The company plans to launch a new breed of T&M products based on the best technology, yet at a more affordable price.|
|Anritsu Pte Ltd|
Headquartered in Japan, Anritsu utilises its original high tech solutions to provide measurement, quality assurance and information network solutions in industrial electronics, security, telecommunication networks, etc. Its major business includes T&M instruments, information and communications, industrial automation and electronic devices, of which, the volume of its T&M business accounts for more than 60 per cent of the annual turnover of the group.
Its wide range of T&M instruments include S331D/E and S332D/E site master, S361E and S362E handheld compact cable and antenna analyser, along with spectrum analyser; S412D land/mobile radio testers; MT8212B/E cell master; MT8222A BTS master; MT8221B high performance base station analyser, mobile UE conformance test systems, OTDRs, SDH/Ethernet testers, etc.
Contact details: 3rd Floor, Shri Lakshminarayan Niwas, No 2726, 80 Ft Road, HAL 3rd Stage, Bengaluru 560075, India; Ph: 080-40581300; Fax: 080-40581301; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.anritsu.com
Established in 1952, Aplab has been a global player in T&M, power conversion and controls, UPS systems, banking and retail automation, fuel retailing solutions and cable fault locating instruments. Its major T&M products include signal sources and generators, signal/function generators, DDS signal generators, arbitrary waveform generators, pulse generators, analogue oscilloscopes, digital storage and mixed signal oscilloscopes, etc.
All Aplab products meet EMI-EMC requirements and are CE marked. Strict adherence to quality norms backed by high calibre inhouse R&D facilities ensure compliance to international standards. It has sales and support offices in more than 55 cities across India. In addition, Aplab also operates in verticals like education and research, defence, avionics and space research, telecom and broadcasting services, banking and financial services, retail, manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemicals, etc.
Contact details: Aplab House, A-5, Wagle Estate, Thane, Mumbai 400604; Ph: 022-67395555, 25821861; Fax: 022-25823137; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.aplab.com
|Falcon Electro-Tek Pvt Ltd|
Since its establishment in 1990, Falcon has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of educational products and T&M instruments. The company is one of the most trusted brands in technical education fraternity, known for its excellent training and measuring products. Its training products cover subject areas like basic electronics, microprocessor embedded VLSI, controls and instrumentation, fibre optics, wireless communication, microwave from telecommunication range, and T&M instruments including DSOs, analogue scopes, multi-meters, spectrum analysers, network analysers, etc. It has a wide sales network through branch offices, local representatives and dealers spread across India and abroad, backed by a strong technical support team to offer tailor-made solutions and after sales support to customers. A new ‘opto mechanics’ division has also been launched recently.
Contact details: Falcon House, A-194, TTC Industrial Area, MIDC–Koparkhairne, Navi Mumbai; Ph: 022-28348429, 28248665/28343608; Fax: 022-28370165; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.falconindia.biz
Glorious Electronics is a distributor for T&M instruments and components. It provides comprehensive solutions for production, manufacturing, testing, quality control and R&D. The company’s expertise is in application oriented and cost effective solutions.
It sells components and T&M products such as digital multimeters (DMMs), oscilloscopes, digital storage scopes (DSOs), DPOs, mixed signal scopes, logic analysers, spectrum analysers, function generators, signal generators, frequency counters, power analysers, clamp meters, LCR meters, electronics and telecommunications trainer kits, robokits, infrared thermometers, earth resistance testers, process calibrators, DC power supplies, multifunction process calibrators, cable testers, etc.
Glorious also sources equipment from global brands such as Fluke, Tektronix, Agilent, Falcon, Testo, Megger, Kusam-Meco, Rishabh, Raytek, Weller, Hakko, etc.
Contact details: Patel Mansion, 1st Floor, 10, Proctor Road, Grant Road (E) Mumbai 400007; Ph: +91 22 23865101/23826793; Fax:+91-22-23858672; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.gloriouselectronics.com
Established in 1964 and headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York, Lecroy is a leading provider of oscilloscopes, protocol analysers and related T&M solutions that enable companies across a wide range of industries to design and test electronic devices of all types. Since its inception, the company has focused on products that improve productivity by helping engineers resolve design issues faster and more effectively. Lecroy’s major products includes oscilloscopes (40MHz to 45 GHz), protocol analysers (for USB, PCIe, SAS/SATA, fibre channel, etc) and traffic generators, arbitrary waveform generators, logic analysers, protocol enabled bit error rate testers and signal integrity network analysers.
Its oscilloscopes and protocol analysers offers informative displays combined with advanced waveshape analysis capabilities, which are tailored to enhance the productivity of engineers in applications such as serial data tests, disk drive test and automotive bus analysis.
|Meco Instruments Pvt Ltd|
Meco Instruments has been offering time tested, reliable and affordable instruments for more than four decades. Being ISO 9001:2000 certified, it is one of the oldest and largest manufacturers of T&M instruments in India. Meco has complete inhouse facility for design, development and manufacture of electrical and electronics T&M instruments and transducers at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Navi Mumbai. Its R&D department has been recognised by the Dept of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India.
Its engineers have used state-of-the-art microcontrollers along with indigenously developed intelligent software/firmware in creating new products which are ideal to measure, record and manage electrical energy during power generation, transmission and distribution. The company has introduced programmable features and universal AC/DC power supplies for different models of digital panel meters and transducers.
Contact details: Plot No EL-1, MIDC, Electronic Zone, TTC Industrial Area, Mahape, Navi Mumbai 400710; Phone: 022-27673300; Fax: 022-27673310/27673330; E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.mecoinst.com
|Metro Electronic Products|
Metro Electronic Products, which was started in 1960 by Prem Prakash Kwatra, is one of the leading players dealing in testing and soldering equipment. In test equipment, the company has a strong presence across India with its brand Mastech and Metro-Q. Mastech is a world renowned provider of testing instruments which are marketed by Metro exclusively in India.
It also markets multimeters (digital and analogue), environment testing equipment (light, air, sound, temperature and humidity), oscilloscopes (CRO&DSO), function generators and oscillators, IC programmers and testers, power supplies, frequency counters and various other instruments. The company has vast expertise and strives to provide customised T&M solutions at the most appropriate price. It also brings the latest technology and products into India from various quality suppliers all over the world.
|National Instruments Systems India Pvt Ltd|
National Instruments (NI) India was set up in 1998 to propagate the revolutionary virtual instrumentation (VI) technology within the country. NI India has seen the successful adoption of VI technology. The adoption base in India is across industries—from large PSUs like HAL and NAL; MNCs like GE, Honeywell and Nokia; to SMEs across India. Its consistent double digit growth and increased investments is a testament to the growth of this domain. It has direct offices in Bengaluru, Delhi and a direct sales presence across all leading cities in India.
NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost effective hardware, selling to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 5,500 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. The company registered revenue of US$ 676.594 million in 2009.
Contact details: 81/1 & 82/1, Salarpuria Softzone, Wing B, 5th Floor, Block A, Bellandur, Varthur Hobli, Bangalore 560103, Ph: +91-80-41190000; Fax:+91-80-41190010; Email: [email protected]; Website: www.ni.com/india
|Qmax Test Equipments Pvt Ltd|
Qmax was founded by SR Sabapathi and Robert Ng in Singapore in 1992. It subsequently began operations in India in 1993 as a 100 per cent EOU, with a vision to be the No 1 in the automated test engineering field, globally. It has achieved a pioneer status in offering state-of-the-art ATE (automated test equipment) solutions to its customers in high technology areas like defence, space, semiconductors and other industrial engineering fields. Some of the products it makes/sells include ATE, PCB diagnostic systems, reverse engineering systems signature analysers, PCB shorts locators, boundary scan test system, semi-con and cable harness testers.
The infrastructure of Qmax includes a 33,000 sq ft facility at Chennai with its start-of the-art amenities for hardware, software, product application and manufacturing. It is also equipped with world class BGA/SMD reworking systems, fully automatic pick and place machines, etc.
|Rohde & Schwarz India Pvt Ltd|
Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) is a leading solutions provider in the field of T&M, broadcasting, radio monitoring and radio location, as well as mission critical radio communications. It is headquartered in Munich. For the past 75 years, the company has been developing, producing and marketing a wide range of electronic products with subsidiaries and representatives in more than 70 countries. R&S India Pvt Ltd is a 100 per cent owned subsidiary, whose head office is in New Delhi with branch offices in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. It is certified by ISO 9001:2000 for quality management systems and ISO 17025 accredited by NABL for its central repairs and calibration laboratory in Bengaluru. The company continuously invests in training its service and sales personnel regularly to maintain a high level of technical competence in pre and post sales support, delivering outstanding quality in services—repairs, calibration, product support and project management.
|Scientech Technologies Pvt Ltd|
Scientech is a global technology group in the field of T&M instruments, technology training equipment, simulation/teaching software, online and hands-on learning and professional medical equipment.
The company serves a variety of academic disciplines and offers a vast selection of state-of-the art products for digital classrooms & labs. Scientech exclusively represents global brands like Ludia; Designsoft; Micronix; Everprecision; Gampt and Rigol. Through its 16 offices and more than 60 dealers, Scientech products are available across India. It has excellent R&D teams that work on providing innovative products and solutions for different industries, education sector and research labs. Some of its T&M instruments include caddo 820, 20 MHz DSO, caddo 2460 60 MHz DSO, colour spectrum analyser MSA438, digital multimeters caddo 50 series and 4011.
|Scientific Mes-Technik Pvt Ltd|
Established in 1963, Scientific is a leading organisation offering a wide range of electronic T&M equipment. The company has six regional offices and a network of dealers across India, besides its corporate office in Indore (MP). Its product range includes analogue oscilloscopes, digital/mixed signal oscilloscopes, digital storage oscilloscopes, function generators, arbitrary generators, signal generators, spectrum analysers, advance test set-ups for EMC analysis, programmable DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, RF field strength analysers, handheld digital multimeters, programmable bench top digital multimeters, LCR meters, distortion meters, soldering/desoldering stations and SMD rework stations. It is the first T&M manufacturing company to have obtained NABL accreditation. Its R&D lab is also recognised by the Dept of Science and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology. It is also the sole Indian distributor for Hameg Instruments GmbH, Germany and Deutronic Elektronik GmbH, Germany.
Signet was established in 1957 as ‘International Electronics’. Today, it is one of the well known manufacturers of electronic T&M instruments and exporters of antenna trainers, microchip system trainers, transmission line trainers, satellite trainers, microwave trainers, radar trainers, spectrum/network analysers, analogue and digital communication trainer kits, microprocessor/microcontroller kits, embedded and DSP kits, colour pattern generators, synthesised signal generators, RF power meters, power scopes, etc.
The company conducts the most advanced quality checks to ensure that its equipment is fit to meet any kind of requirement. All equipment undergo stringent checks at every manufacturing level to ensure high-performance products. It also provides after sales service across the country.
|Synergy Measurement Technologies Pvt Ltd|
Synergy is a company incorporated in 2006 under the Indian Companies Act with its registered office at Hyderabad. The company is promoted by experts from the electronic T&M industry.
As a leading supplier of T&M equipment in India, Synergy strives to be a responsive company catering to the needs of customers in the high-end areas of electronics, RF and microwave technology by delivering total solutions to all customers. With offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad, apart from a host of preferred channel partners, Synergy has a presence all across the country and caters to a wide range of needs in the electrical and electronics T&M industry in India.
In addition, Synergy has an overseas office in Malaysia to facilitate the direct import business. Synergy is the national distributor for Agilent Technologies Inc and Finero Oy, Finland. Synergy is a registered supplier for DGS&D.
|Tektronix (India) Pvt Ltd|
Tektronix is a leading supplier of test instrumentation for engineers focused on electronics design, manufacturing and advanced technology development. Established in 1946, Tektronix is a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher, a diversified technology leader with 50,000 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves leading global corporations in communications, computers, semiconductors, defence, aerospace, consumer electronics, education, broadcasting and other sectors.
Tektronix products include a broad range of industry leading T&M instruments which can deliver the impeccable performance needed to capture, display and analyse signals every time. At present, the company manufactures more than 1000 T&M and monitoring products including solutions for computers, communications, advanced electronics design, digital video and wireless communications. For more than 60 years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test, measurement and monitoring solutions.
|TTL Technologies Pvt Ltd|
TTL Technologies has established a strong foothold in marketing and distributing premier test and measurement tools from leading brands around the globe. TTL enjoys the confidence of world class principals like Fluke Corporation, Ametek Programmable Power Inc, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Gigatronics Inc, Microfluidics, Voltech Instruments Ltd, Infors HT, etc, that distribute their products through TTL’s pan-India operations. Over the years, TTL has gained expertise in diverse fields like metrology, data acquisition, RF and microwave, power, material sciences, life sciences, etc.
It also provides calibration and training services. The company’s interests have diversified to include several independent business units like T&M instruments division, analytical test division and customer support division. While all the divisions operate as independent units, they come together to offer quality, reliability and above all, total solutions in instrumentation.
|VTI Instruments Pvt Ltd|
VTI Instruments (VTI) designs and manufactures precision modular instrumentation for electronic signal distribution, data acquisition and monitoring, used in the world’s most demanding test and control applications. VTI provides solutions for reliable data, first time, every time. It is the market leader in functional test and data acquisition systems. They are ISO 9001:2000 certified, and operates in sectors such as aerospace, defence, power, energy, automotive, commercial electronics, etc.
Their solutions allow customers to optimise their capital investment through product longevity while ensuring unmatched measurement integrity and data reliability. With decades of experience, VTI continues to lead in the development of open standards for T&M along with scalable, modular products that maximise performance in a small footprint. Prime contractors and defence organisations worldwide count on VTI’s products to help them maintain a competitive edge in today’s gloabl market.
|Yokogawa India Ltd, RT Swamy, DGM|
|T&M is a core business of Yokogawa’s operations. The company offers premium measuring instruments that are indispensable to manufacturers of information appliances, automobiles, communication devices, industrial machinery, the semiconductor and electronics components industries. It designs products that promise quality, flexibility, accuracy and reliability. Yokogawa’s portable T&M instruments are digital manometers, DMMs, clamp meters, insulation testers, thermometers, data acquisition systems, power/harmonic meter/analysers, mV/mA calibrators, process calibrators, digital oscilloscopes (DLM series), optical power meters, OTDR and optical light sources.
Its unique selling points are providing high quality products at optimum prices, exceeding customers’ expectations and meeting market needs. It also plans to introduce solutions in new sectors like green energy, educational institutes, power and R&D.
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