India is yet to become a manufacturing hub for components, and this has been one of the major factors for the country lagging behind on the manufacturing front. Today, the country imports about 80 per cent of its components for the electronics industry, pushing the cost of manufacturing to a higher level and ultimately raising the cost of the end products.
However, the nation has a strong base of distributors of electronics components—both domestic players and MNCs, making the market very competitive with a large number of domestic and international brands in the fray. In fact, this competition has given Indian manufacturers a number of distributors to choose from.
Sunday, January 23, 2011: Electronics Bazaar carried out a survey and contacted EMS companies and other manufacturers, to find out the popular component distributors in India. These manufacturers have shared with us their preferences of component distributors based on credibility, reliability, product quality and after sales services.
The survey clearly indicates that while Arrow, Avnet, Element 14 (formerly Farnell), Digi-Key, Future and Mouser are the most preferred distributors amongst MNCs, Electronika, Amar Radio, Ramakrishna, Saini, Rabyte, Formax and RS Components have emerged as the most popular domestic distributors. However, 31 other companies were also preferred by the manufacturers for sourcing their components.
Interestingly, while the manufacturers felt that some of the leading distributors in India are MNCs, they preferred sourcing their components from the local distributors, citing price factor as the main reason.
Some of the manufacturers who participated in the survey
- Amara Raja Batteries Ltd
- Aristos Electronic Manufacturing Services Pvt Ltd
- Best Power Equipments (I) Pvt Ltd (importer)
- Convergence Power Systems Pvt Ltd
- Deepakshi Display Devices Pvt Ltd
- Digital Circuits Pvt Ltd
- DB Power Ltd
- Elent Electronics Ltd
- Emerson India
- Hical Technologies Pvt Ltd
- Jabil Circuits
- Kaynes Technologies Pvt Ltd
- Lzen Electronics (India)
- NTL Electronics India Ltd
- Pulraj Electronics Pvt Ltd
- Sanjay Technologies
- SB Technologies
- SGS Tekniks Pvt Ltd
- Smile Electronics Ltd
- Solectron Centum Electronics Ltd
- SRV Telecom Pvt Ltd
- True Power International Ltd
- Uniline Energy Systems (Pvt) Ltd
|Aaj Tech Trading Corporation|
Shivani Agarwal, director
Aaj Tech Trading Corporation specialises in high quality connectors and has almost six years’ experience in the field.
The company imports goods from across the world, under the brand name, ‘YY’ and ‘Neltron’. Its major market includes power industries, production houses and manufacturers.
Aaj Tech has earned a good reputation from its customers for excellent service, on-time delivery and competitive prices.
Contact details:+91-11-46575560/46546114; Email: info @ aajtechtrading.com; Website: www.aajtechtrading.com
|Amar Radio Corporation|
Mahesh K Chawla, managing partner
Established in 1968, Amar Radio is one of the leading distributors of electronics components across India. It has comprehensive market coverage with representation in all the southern states. Its commitment to customer satisfaction is demonstrated through its highly motivated and competent team and proven track record of excellent, timely logistical services. It also provides special logistical arrangements for delivery and buffer stocking programmes. Its major principals are Alcon Electronics, Amphenol, CDIL, Cooltron, BI Technologies, Keltron, Schurter, O/E/N India Ltd, Welwyn, etc.
Sectors it caters to: Communication, industrial, medical and power electronics and defence.
Amit Jain, director
Since its inception in 1987, the Arihant Group has emerged as a leading solutions provider for electrical/automation components. It is also one of the preferred engineering companies in South East Asia for innovative industrial engineering solutions and industrial components because of its reputation for services driven by dedication and teamwork. The group has a strong sales network spanning 15 offices and 30 channel partners. It offers inhouse training, as well as training at the site of its principals, to all its engineers to enhance their technical knowledge about the latest trends in technology. Its major principals are Infineon Technology, Epcos, Mersen, Vishay, Wima, Sunon, CT CONCEPT, Tyco Electronics, Rosenberg, XI’an Xiwuer, Ametek Prestolite, Nader, Degson, etc.
Sectors it caters to: Energy, transportation, print/packaging/plastics, infrastructure, heavy industry, telecommunication, oil and gas exploration, consumer electronics, OEMs, defence, heavy equipment manufacturers, etc.
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, with 2009 sales of $14.7 billion. Headquartered in Melville, New York, Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 900 suppliers and 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 310 locations in 51 countries and territories. A business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), Arrow Asia Pac is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading electronic component distributors. In addition to its regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Arrow Asia Pac operates 56 sales offices, four primary distribution centres and 14 local warehousing facilities in 13 countries/territories across Asia
Providing a full range of semiconductors, passive, electromechanical and connector products from over 200 leading international and local suppliers, Arrow Asia Pac serves more than 10,000 original equipment and contract manufacturers and commercial customers in Asia-Pacific.
|Avnet Electronics Marketing|
Avnet Electronics Marketing has a significant presence in Asia-Pacific—the fastest growing electronics market in the world. One of the largest distributors of semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components in Asia, Avnet Electronics Marketing—Asia is headquartered in Singapore with presence in all major markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
Avnet Electronics Marketing—Asia has presence in over 10 countries with over 40 sales offices in the region supported by a broad line card, several distribution centers, design centers and programming centers in Asia.
Avnet Electronics Marketing—Asia is well positioned throughout Asia to support the growing demand for electronic components and associated services. (As per company website: www.avnet.com)
|Brisk Electro Sales Pvt Ltd|
Mukesh Parekh and Nayan Parekh, directors
Established in 1967, Brisk Electro is one of the leading distributors for OEN India Ltd, FCI Connectors Ltd & other reputed Electro-mechanical Relays & Connectors manufacturers. It has two manufacturing concerns—manufacturing range of industrial automation and interface products and cable assembly and wire harnessing solutions.
Sectors it caters to: Industrial, power and automotive sectors.
|Cirkit Electro Components Pvt Ltd|
Gulabchand S Hariya director
Since its inception in 1990, Cirkit Electro has been a leading supplier in the electronics industry with a line card covering almost all the branded products. The company claims to be the number one vendor for power components. It is the independent supplier for Microchip, Power Integration, Mitsubishi, Atmel, Fuji, NXP and Fairchild products. It provides its customers with the option of USD or rupee payments.
Sectors it caters to: Power electronics, telecommunications, OEMs and EMS.
|Electronika Sales Pvt Ltd|
Sunil Hasija, director
Established in 1979, Electronika has been serving the Indian electronics industry for the last 30 years. Its head office and centralised warehouse is in Chennai and has sales offices in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kerala and Baroda. Committed to provide total solutions to its esteemed customers, it can support design and development/kitting/SCM/VMI and most comprehensive value added services. Being ISO90001 certified, its large customer base has been achieved from aggressive penetration and customers satisfaction support. It is the authorised distributor for NXP, Vishay, Power Integration, TDK,
Epcos, ROHM, LED Semicon, Dominant and many more companies.
Sectors it caters to: Automotive, metering, industrial, lighting, computing, identification, telecom, power and EMS.
|Element14 India Pvt Ltd (formerly Farnell)|
Ravi Pagar director, India
Since its inception in 1939, Premier Farnell has been a leading multi-channel, high service distributor of electrical, electronics, repair and maintenance components. It has access to over 500,000 parts in stock in its global warehouses of which 1,40,000 products are in Asia. It is an authorised distributor for 3500 leading suppliers like Analog devices, Altera, Freescale, Molex, Tyco Electronics, Vishay, Kemet, AVX, ST Microelectronics, Fluke, Tektronics & TI. Products are dispatched on the same day from global warehouses and can be delivered within 3 working days in the metros in India. element14 offers 24×7 customer support and 24×5 technical support. It has the best-in-class e-commerce online store with facilities like parametric search, datasheets, alternates, accessories and free technical chat.
Sectors it caters to: Design houses, manufacturing services, medical electronics, utilities, automotive, power generation, wire and cables, electrical & electronics, oil and gas, machinery & machine tools, solar, green energy, telecommunication.
|Emaar Impex Pvt Ltd|
Kalpesh Jain, director
Established in 1996, Emaar is a leader in the independent electronics components distribution industry. It sources a large number of products from various vendors. With a prime focus on specialist semiconductors, discontinued and allocated parts, customers rely on Emaar for mission critical information and effective inventory solutions. It is also the authorised distributor of Mercury Electronics, Taejin Technology—HTC, Korea, and Windson Semiconductor, Taiwan.
Sectors it caters to: OEMs, traders, repairers and contract manufacturers throughout India.
|Formax Electronics Pvt Ltd|
Manoj Saini, managing director
Established in 2003, Formax Electronics is a leading distributor and an authorised stockiest of various industrial electronic components and electrical parts. The company is known for its market credibility and efficient staff. It offers products and services to meet customers requirement of quality and delivery on consistent and continuous basis at competitive prices.
Its vision is to provide customers highly value added products and exceptional services as well as the most reliable and productive solutions to fulfill manufacturing demands. Formax is the authorised distributor of Rescon capacitor.
Sectors it caters to: Telecom, power electronics and other sectors.
Sujata Soparkar proprietor
Established in 2005, Intron Electronics is a one stop shop for all requirements of leaded and SMD precision resistor products. It procures resistors from different manufacturers for varying requirements, all at one place. It stocks different resistors from Integrated Electronics Technology Pvt Ltd, India; Riedon Inc, USA; Viking Tech Corporation, Taiwan; and Alpha Electronics Corporation, Japan.
Sectors it caters to: Precision weighing scales, temperature and chart recorders, calibration equipment, testing and measuring equipment, high precision amplifiers, current sensing, high end audio equipment.
|JP Electronic Devices (India) Pvt Ltd|
Harshad Mehta, MD
JP Electronic Devices (India) Pvt Ltd is a specialised stocking distributor for active and passive components. It deals with a very elite group of suppliers. Its purchasing team sources products worldwide continuously, providing customers with the most comprehensive range possible.
It is the authorised distributor for Allegro, Microchip, Power Integrations,NXP, Bourns & Lustrous, etc. It also arranges shipments through its alliance partners in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Sectors it caters to: OEM, EMS, design houses, etc.
Rakesh Khira, partner
Micro Impex is one of the leading distributors and importers of electronics components with its main focus on various types of sensors. The company is a quality supplier to manufacturers, offering products suitable to their applications at the correct price, in line with Indian market terms and without the import hassles. It is the authorised distributor for Smartec, MST, Allegro, Kodenshi, Sharp, Perkin Elmer, Taos, Vishay, Osram, Everlight, Optek, Fairchild Semiconductor, Infineon, etc.
Major products: Various types of sensors like HALL, UV and ultrasonic sensors; RF modules, current sensors, opto-intruptter, photodiodes, IR LEDs, IR modules, lasers, PIR sensors and modules, phototransistors, pressure sensors, temparature sensors, humidity sensor and modules, gas sensors and modules, reflective sensors, thermostat sensors, etc. Other products include relays, resettable fuse (PPTC) and DC motors.
|Network Electro Devices Pvt Ltd|
Jatin Gala, director
Established in 1991, the company specialises in electronics and mechanical components. It offers additional services that support extensive sourcing and procurement internationally. Its mission is to provide quality products and services, based on the latest technology. Its major principals are Omron, Sunon, Meanwell, Taiyo Yuden, Nichicon, Sun Hold, Semitec, TXC and Sumida
Sectors it caters to: OEMs, ODMS and EMS companies in diverse industries such as computing, consumer and power electronics, telecommunications, networking, industrial equipment, medical electronics, automobiles and automation.
|Rabyte Electronics Ltd|
Rajiv Batra, MD
Rabyte is a world class leader and innovator in distribution and marketing of advanced technology semiconductors, passive components, interconnect and electro-mechanical components, displays and modules from various reputed manufacturers. Founded in 1986, Rabyte has evolved to become a single window source to its customers for their needs of electronic solutions—electronic component, design services, box build solutions and supply chain management. The company has positioned itself as an extreme solutions provider to its customers, providing support right from conceptualisation stage to the proto stage to pre-sales configuration stage to post-sales engineering support.
Sectors it caters to: Automotive electronics, consumer electronics, industrial electronics, IT and telecom, etc.
MS Bindra, president
Radius Industries has been in the business of semiconductor components for the past decade. It has launched its range of semiconductor components under the brand name of Radcom. Radcom, today, is known for its reliability and prompt service.
The company caters to different segments, like communication, power electronics, consumer electronics and lighting.
One of Radcom’s objectives is to cater to the quality conscious OEMs. Radcom’s products are lead free and RoHS compliant. The company also provides complete component solutions specially for CFLs, electronic ballast and mobile chargers.
Contact details: 011-26386843,26383057; Email:[email protected]; Website: wwww.radcomsemi.com
|Ramakrishna Electro Components Pvt Ltd (REC Group)|
Satish Luthra, CEO
REC Group has been one of India’s largest distributors and solution providers of semiconductors for the last 28 years. It is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company and has offices in Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad, within India. Abroad, it is represented by its sister concerns in Hong Kong, Singapore and China.
It is the authorized distributors for NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, Toshiba Semiconductors, Samhwa, Sony, Winbond Electronics Corp, Nuvoton, ROHM Semiconductor, Everlight, ST Ericsson,Trident and BEL.
Sectors it caters to: lighting, solar products, inverter/UPS, CATV/CTV, VCD, DVD, STBs, consumer electronics, AV system, e-bike, energy meter, CCTV, telecom, Epbax and automotive segment.
|RS Components and Controls (I) Ltd|
Shiv Bhambri, CEO
RS is a reputed global leader of electronics and maintenance products, sourced from over 2,500 suppliers. It offers a choice of 500,000 products to 1.8 million customers worldwide. RS India has to its credit, the first player advantage, in bringing the unique concept of “small volume high service distribution” to the Indian market in 1994 through an Indo-British joint venture between RS Components of UK and the Controls & Switchgear Group of India. RS India’s offer of electronics range has always been very strong and market leading.
Sectors it caters to: Defence, textile, automobile, cement, steel and public sectors enterprises.
|Saini Components Pvt Ltd|
Om Prakash Saini, proprietor
Saini Components Pvt Ltd is one of the leading distributors in the semiconductor market and is known for its high reliability and optimised services. It provides solutions for supply chain optimisation, kitting, procurement of critical as well as other components, disposal of excess material and inventory rebalancing. It also helps clients to source parts globally. Its major principals are HY Group, Jackon Capacitors, ShiHeng Electronics, UTC, etc.
Sectors it caters to: Telecommunications, power electronics, IT, energy meters, automobile, instrumentation, defence and the government sector, R&D and engineering colleges.
|Singodia Electronics Pvt Ltd|
GD Saini, MD
Started in 1997, Singodia Electronics Pvt Ltd is one of the leading electronics component distributors and stockists in India. The company focuses on providing excellent service to its customers across the world. It has plans to expand and diversify its operations and product portfolios in the next few years. It is the authorised distributor of Hongfa Relays, CDIL and Frontier Electronics Co Ltd for all their products. Besides, the company is the stockist for Atmel, AVX, Avego, Bourns, Everlight, FSC, Hornby, IR, NXP, NSC, Microchip, ON-SEMI, Omron, PI, TIS, and Vishay for all their products.
Sectors it caters to: Power electronics, power supplies, energy meters, telecommunications, weighing scales, LED lighting, EMS and inventory management.
|Shri Ram Marketing|
GS Sharma, proprietor
Established in 1997, Shri Ram Marketing is a leading distributor of electronics and electrical components. Its technical and marketing team closely liaison with its customers’ R&D and quality control departments to provide solutions for critical component requirements.
Sectors it caters to: All segments of the electronics industry.
|Spectra Connectronics Pvt Ltd|
Nimish Doshi, director
Popularly known as the house of connectors with the team that provides ‘total connectivity solutions’, Spectra Connectronics has a large collection and variety of connectors. It has a well equipped and state-of-the-art factory near Mumbai. Its major principals are Amphenol, Allied, FCI-OEN, Molex, Phoenix Contact, BAFO, Belden, Hirschmann, Panduit, Starconn, STM and Degson.
Major products: Connectors, cables, wire harnesses, customised cable assemblies and all kinds of passive electronics components.
|Sumitron Exports Pvt Ltd|
SK Jain, managing director
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, USA; Fisnar, USA; NIC Components, USA/Japan/Singapore; KS Terminals, Taiwan; Hellermann Tyton, Singapore; Ideal Industries, USA; etc.
It also provides some of the most highly regarded T&M system brands on a rental/leasing basis.
Sectors it caters to: Electronics manufacturing sectors, electrical, telecom, automotive, medical and pharma industries.
Major products: Chip and leaded resistors, capacitors and other passive components, a broad range of standard and custom-built SMD/conventional components, high power/high voltage resistors and resistive applications, electrical/electronic connectors and connector systems, heat sinks, dynamic braking resistors, aluminium housed resistors and anti-condensation panel heaters.
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