By Sandhya Malhotra
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, or a low volume/high mix niche tier III and IV EMS provider that caters to OEMs in industries such as military, aerospace, medical, industrial and instrumentation that value close proximity and the ability to provide complex manufacturing and personal customer service.
Based on these parameters, Electronics Bazaar contacted the electronics industry experts and electronics associations, who shared with us their preferences of leading and emerging EMS providers. While this list is by no means comprehensive, it would provide you a glimpse into many of India’s better known EMS companies. We are not ranking them but only listing them in an alphabetical order.
TOP 10 MOST PREFERRED INDIAN EMS COMPANIES
We pproached SMT companies, consumer electronics companies, PCB manufactures and electronics associations—about100 in all—to ascertain which EMS providers are making a mark in the global and Indian EMS industry. Following are the names of the companies who overshadowed the others to come to the fore as preferred ones in terms of their annual capacity, quality, technology and global delivery model.
• Most preferred: Dixon Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd
• 2nd most preferred: Elcoteq Electronics (India) Pvt Ltd
• 3rd most preferred: SFO Technologies
• 4th most preferred: Kaynes Technology India Pvt Ltd
• 5th most preferred: Rangsons Electronics Pvt Ltd
• 6th most preferred: Digital Circuits Pvt Ltd
• 7th most preferred: SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd
• 8th most preferred: SRV Telecom Pvt Ltd
• 9th most preferred: Benchmark Circuits India Pvt Ltd
• 10th most preferred: Hical Technologies Pvt Ltd
TOP 5 MOST PREFERRED INTERNATIONAL EMS COMPANIES IN INDIA
• Most preferred: Jabil Circuit
• 2nd most preferred: Flextronics
• 3rd most preferred: Foxconn
• 4th most preferred: Sanmina
• 5th most preferred: Solectron
We approached SMT companies, consumer electronics companies, PCB manufactures and electronics associations—about100 in all—to ascertain which EMS providers are making a mark in the global and Indian EMS industry. Following are some of the these 100 companies who shared their preferences with us to clearly identify the leading EMS providers in the industry.
• 3M Electro & Communication India Pvt Ltd
• ACME Tele Power Ltd
• BLG Electronics Ltd
• Cirkit Electro Components Pvt Ltd
• Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufactures
• Drive Technologies
• DVS India Pvt Ltd
• Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA)
• EMST Marketing Pvt Ltd
• Essemtec India
• Fineline Circuit Company
• Garg Electronics
• JUKI India Pvt Ltd
• Kontron Technology India Pvt Ltd
• Kyoritsu Electric India Pvt Ltd
• Molex (India) Pvt Ltd
• Micropack Ltd
• NMTronics India Pvt Ltd
• Prosem Technology India Pvt Ltd
• Leaptech Technologies
• Shogini Technoarts Pvt Ltd
• Soltec Vitronics
• Sumitron Exports Pvt Ltd
• TPV Technology Ltd
• Singodia Electronics Pvt Ltd
Avalon Technologies Pvt Ltd
Avalon is a unique player in the EMS industry with more than 10 years’ experience in turning customer’s concepts into world class products through our distinct set of value added product realisation solutions. Avalon caters to highly technical and precision based fields like networking and telecommunications, industrial electronics and automation, automotive electronics, medical electronics, GPS, power electronics and renewable energy solutions.
Based in Chennai, Avalon Technologies is an export oriented unit and a part of the US based Sienna Group of companies. Avalon’s internal capabilities include PCBs, cable assembly and wire harnessing, precision machined components, sheet metal products, plastic injection molding and turnkey solutions. Each capability has one or more significant and complimentary strengths that when combined creates a dynamic, full service manufacturing solution that is ready to meet all its customers requirements.
Benchmark Circuits India Pvt Ltd
A leading EMS provider focused on delivering complete design, engineering and manufacturing services to communications, automotive and consumer electronic sectors, Benchmark Circuits India Pvt Ltd was found in 2005. Benchmark provides design and engineering solutions that are combined with core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, and vertically integrated with components technologies, to optimise customer operations by lowering costs and reducing time to market.
The company is into manufacturing of MPEG cards, set top boxes and DTH cards assemblies. Some of its customers are Bharat Electronics Ltd, Maruti, Mahindra & Mahindra, Sterlite,Twin Data System, ACME Tele Power, Su-Kam Power Systems and Millenium Electronics, etc.
It is well equipped with state-of-the-art SMT and conveyerised through hole insertion lines. These lines consists of fully automatic solder paste/ SMD glue printer, high speed chip shooters, fine pitch pick and place machines. These are capable of handling wide range of components from 0402 to 20mm², BGA’s, Micro BGA, SMD connectors, sockets and any odd shape component.
Digital Circuits Pvt Ltd
Digital Circuits Pvt Ltd is a 27-year-old ISO 9001-2000 certified company established by Subhash Goyal in 1983. The company has its manufacturing facilities at Bengaluru, Mysore, Pune, Baddi and Rudrapur, and its 20,000 sq m Chennai facility is coming up at Sriperumbudur.
“We provide EMS services, including final box build and deliver end-to-end solutions to high technology companies (OEMs) in the field of defence, avionics, medical electronics, telecom, power energy, automobiles and consumer durables,” informs Subhash Goyal, managing director, Digital Circuits.
It manufactures AC/DC and DC/AC converters, chargers and custom built power supplies, etc.
Dixon Technologies (India) PVT LTD
Headquartered in Noida, Dixon is a leading EMS provider focused on delivering high quality, cost effective solutions for consumer electronics and appliances for the domestic and international markets. Dixon provides its customers with world class electronics products through a network of manufacturing facilities spread across India.
All its units in Noida, Dehradun and Mohali are certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and audited and approved by our multinational customers, as per their global standards. The company aims to achieve 15 per cent of Indian market requirement in all product categories including consumer electronics, lighting, appliances, information technology, set top boxes, telecom, etc.
One of the key strengths of the company is R&D. Today Dixon has a strong R&D division, consisting of qualified engineers who have proved their mettle in the past.
Elcoteq Electronics (India) PVT LTD
Elcoteq SE is the global Life Cycle Service Partner for high tech product and service companies. Elcoteq has a proven track record in EMS and a global factory network coupled with modern manufacturing equipment and consistent system and processes.
Elcoteq Bengaluru facility became operational in the year 2005. It manufactures consumer electronics and system solutions products, such as mobile phones, wireless phones, their parts and accessories, LED lighting products, set top boxes, flat panel TVs, infrastructure systems, modules and other industrial segment products.
A special focus lies on complex infrastructure equipment such as radio units for base stations, lighting products, filter units, box build of WiMAX products and power supplies with low to high volumes. Elcoteq Bengaluru is ISO 14001: 2004, ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001: 2008 certified company. “Our unique operational model and services bring consistency, flexibility and speed to our customers. Our global positioning and long experience in the industry enables us to provide our services globally and drive our customers’ success,” informs Sukhvinder Kumar, general manager, India.
Contact details: Block No VIII , Velankani Information Systems Campus/43, Electronic City Phase II, Hosur Road, Bengaluru-560 100; Ph: 080 25017001; E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.elcoteq.com
Elin Electronics Ltd
Elin Electronics Ltd is one of the largest companies in its category, and the flagship company of the Sethia group of industries. It has an over 40 year history of negotiating the diverse and critical changes in the electrical and electronics industry. With a workforce of 2,500, Elin has manufacturing establishments at Ghaziabad (UP), Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) and Goa. The company has been awarded the TS: 16949:2002, ISO-14001 and ISO 9001 quality certifications.
“We consistently focus on development, progress and the highest standards of quality control. The company is equipped with the latest infrastructure for OEM services, which includes a world class tool room,” says B S Sethia, director. Other facilities include precision injection moulding, precision sheet metal fabrication, an SMT assembly line, a powder coating plant and paint shop, and PCB auto insertion.
The company manufactures a wide range of products like dies, moulds, micro submersible pumps, irons, toasters, blenders, lighting fixtures, etc.
Flextronics Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd
Headquartered in Singapore, Flextronics is a leading EMS provider focused on delivering complete design, engineering and manufacturing services to automotive, computing, consumer, industrial, infrastructure, medical and mobile OEMs.
Flextronics helps customers design, build, ship, and service electronics products through a network of facilities in 30 countries on four continents. This global presence provides design and engineering solutions that are combined with core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, and vertically integrated with components technologies, to optimise customer operations by lowering costs and reducing time to market.
Contact details: Plot 3, Phase II, Sipcot Industrial Park Sandavellur C Village, Sriperumbudur Taluk, Kancheepuram Dist, Tamil Nadu 602 106; Ph: 044-6710 5000; Fax: 044 6710 5141; E-mail: [email protected]; Website:www.flextronics.com
Hical Technologies Pvt Ltd
Established in 1988, Hical has maintained a steady growth over the years. It has partnered with leading corporations across Europe, USA and Asia, providing EMS, customised magnetics and electromagnetic components “We have complete manufacturing lines for cameras, telecom modules, telecom components and power converters. We manufacture microwave modules used in wireless communication, weatherproof outdoor surge arrestor monitoring instruments, power converters, etc,” informs Sujaya Shashikiran, executive director.
Hical caters to sectors like aerospace, power, telecom and medical electronics. The company has manufacturing facilities Bengaluru and Hassan.
Jabil Circuit India Pvt Ltd
Incorporated in 2003, Jabil Circuit India Pvt Ltd is an electronics solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services to global electronics and technology companies. It is engaged in manufacturing electronic assemblies for CTVs, audio gadgets, white goods, set-top boxes, etc. It has its factory in Pune.
“With more than 85,000 employees and facilities in 21 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive, individualised, focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil Circuit’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, ‘JBL’,” says S Kesavan, managing director.
Jabil’s global network spans 55 manufacturing plants in 22 countries offering 2.02 million sq m (22.5 million sq ft) of manufacturing in the US, Europe and Asia. Services include design, manufacturing and supply chain services for the EMS and consumer durables industries. Jabil customers span all industries, including aerospace and defence, automotive, business automation, computing and storage, industrial electronics, instrumentation, medical electronics, networking and telecommunications.
Kaynes Technology India Pvt Ltd
Kaynes Technology India Pvt Ltd was established in 1988 in Mysore. The company specialises in electronic design and manufacturing services. It has two decades of experience in the manufacture of prototype/volume manufacture of high tech/high mix, low/medium volume electronic products.
“Kaynes the only EMS company in S Asia, which is an international railway industry standard certified company for designing and manufacturing railway signalling products for OEMs,” says Sharath Bhat, senior VP. It is also the only EMS company with certifications in each of the industry specific verticals of aerospace, medical and automotive electronics. Kaynes is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/TS 16949, 1SO 13485, AS/EN 9100 and IRIS certified company. Kaynes Technology has the expertise, capability and infrastructure to manufacture SMD and THD boards with the latest packaging of QFPs, multiple BGAs, LGAs/QFNs and 0201/01005 chips. It undertakes conceptual design, manufacture and testing of high reliability PCB assemblies, box build, cable harnesses etc.
Started in 2003, Micron EMS is a leading electronics manufacturing service provider, focused on delivering complete end-to-end manufacturing solutions to technology companies. The service offerings include designing, prototype making, printed circuit board assembly,both- through hole and SMD, product integration, in-house MCPCB manufacturing and power LED integration for lighting OEMs.
Says Kalpana Naagaraj, director, “Recognised as a leading customised and flexible EMS solutions provider with service offerings that start from design and engineering to complete systems integration, Micron EMS has a strong presence in medical systems, power metering, telecom and LED lighting OEMs. We offer competent design solutions at component, board and product levels.” Micron EMS has a team of over 50 highly qualified people and has two SMT assembly lines, one from Essemtec, Switzerland, for flexible and fine pitch placement, and the other is Panasonic’s most recent chip shooter for high speed chip shooting.
Contact details: No. 66, 1st Floor, 8th Main, 4th Cross, JC Industrial Area, Near Kanakapura Road, Bengaluru 560062, Karnataka; Ph: 080-26860190; Fax: 91-80-26860190; E-mail: [email protected]; Website : www.micronems.net
NTL Electronics India Ltd
Headquartered in Noida, NTL Electronics India Ltd is one of India’s largest manufacturers of electronics products for the lighting industry.
NTL partners with the best global and Indian lighting brands providing them global level manufacturing support. NTL has a very strong focus on design and development and a large number of products introduced by its lighting partners have been conceptualized and developed by the NTL research team.
“Professional management, with a passion for product quality and a commitment to total customer satisfaction, have enabled the NTL group to grow from a very modest start in 1993 to a turnover of Rs 3500 million. We have well defined plans in place to drive the company’s growth to Rs 5500 million in fiscal 2010-11,” says Praveen Gupta, director.
Contact details: B-10, Sector 58, Noida 201 301. Ph: 0120-400 8888; Fax;0120-428 1822,E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.ntlelectronics.com
P G Group
P G Group is a dynamic multi-division, multi-product high tech conglomerate that has been a resounding success in the consumer electronics industry in India. Established in 1977, the company is driven by a vision to manufacture and contribute to the development of the burgeoning electronics industry in India.
“The P G Group has moved into various allied fields of expertise and crossed many significant milestones by keeping abreast of the times. We manufacture CTVs, DVD players, air conditioners, microwave ovens, plastic mouldings, etc, for OEMs like LG, Videocon, Onida, ELCOT and Samsung,” says Promod Gupta, chairman.
QUAD Electronic Solutions Pvt Ltd
QUAD Electronic Solutions Pvt Ltd is a premier product lifecycle solutions company, in the sphere of electronics manufacturing and allied industries, located in Hyderabad. The company is a spin-off of a global EMS company with 12 years of manufacturing experience.
“QUAD represents the core domains of design, manufacturing, fulfilment and after-market services, and offers end-to-end solutions encompassing these domains,” explains Raminder Soin, managing director. It serves as an extended supply chain to its customers, managing their procurement of components/parts from preferred (least cost, best quality) vendors worldwide, leveraging economies of scale. At present it serves verticals like communications, consumer durables, networking, instrumentation, medical and defence electronics.
“Incorporating well established global processes to facilitate product lifecycle management, we aim to be a global player, delivering our end-to-end solutions, and being the true partner of choice,” says Soin.
Raltronics India Pvt Ltd
Raltronics India Pvt Ltd was established in 1996 by qualified engineers. It is engaged in contract manufacturing of inverters, auto electronics, SMPS power supplies for telecom applications and office automation products. It has three units located in Haridwar, Manesar and Noida, spread out over a space of 3600 sq m (40,000 sq ft).
Raltronics does contact manufacturing for LG, BPL, Onida, Samsung, Havells, Indo Asean, Bush, Maruti, Ahuja Radios, Halonix, Allied, Avon, Capital, Jai Sai Ram, Suman Auto, RPPL, ILJIN, etc, and is adding on new customers in the international market.
“We at Raltronics are committed to produce quality products to provide the highest competitive advantage and utmost satisfaction to our customers by creating a learning organisation with the involvement of employees through the continuous improvement in processes and services. These we will achieve by periodically reviewing our quality objectives at the functional levels, to check their effectiveness,” says NK Verma, managing director.
Rangsons Electronics Pvt Ltd
Rangsons Electronics was established in 1993. Headquartered in Mysore, Rangsons Electronics operates world class production facilities to support the ever growing requirements of customers worldwide.
Rangsons Electronics is one of the fastest growing EMS companies with an established track record of serving customers in India, North America, Europe, Japan and China. Through a dynamic team of professionals with a relentless focus on quality and delivery, Rangsons Electronics aims to become the market leader among high-mix, high-tech EMS companies.
“Rangsons is the first EMS company in India to achieve AS 9100, the quality standard uniquely developed for the aerospace industry. Rangsons offers the perfect range of services to meet your medical, aerospace, telecom, automotive and industrial segments,” informs Pavan G Ranga, CEO.
SFO Technologies, the flagship company of the NeST group, started its operations in the Cochin special economic zone in 1991. SFO has its design, software development and manufacturing facilities located at strategic locations in Cochin, Bengaluru, Trivandrum and Chennai.
“SFO offers end-to-end solutions covering design and engineering, software development, manufacturing of electronics and fibre optics products, power supplies, electronics manufacturing services (EMS) including PCB assemblies, high level assemblies, cable and wire harnesses, sheet metal fabrication, plastic moulding, transformers and inductors—all under one roof,” says N Jehangir, vice chairman and managing director.
SFO offers new product development and electronics manufacturing services to its customers in verticals such as healthcare, communications, transportation, automotive, aerospace and industrial applications. Its products are mainly exported to USA, Europe, Japan and China. Its major customers include GE, Tyco, Honeywell, HP, Diebold, Toshiba, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Schneider, Nokia, Siemens, ABB, Enercon, Brandrex, Goodrich, Danaher, Hillrom, etc. The company is poised for major growth in 2010-11 and is expected to cross Rs 10,000 million in gross revenues. The company employs over 3,700 people.
SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd
Established in 1990, SGS Tekniks is an ISO/TS 16469:2002, ISO 14001: 2004, and OHSAS 18001: 2007 certified EMS company, with four manufacturing plants across India and a design development center at Germany. While the DTA and EHTP plants are located at Gurgaon, the other two are located at Baddi (Himachal Pradesh). The company provides end to end solutions (from design to final product) to leading OEMs in India and Europe. Says Sanjiv Narayan, managing director, “SGS Tekniks is equipped with four SMT lines attached with AOI and ICT, with a mounting capacity of 120000 cph. The company offers its services for surface mount technology PCB assemblies, plated through hole PCB assemblies and boxed products.”
Solectron ems india limited
Centum Group was established in 1994 under the entrepreneurship of Mallavaru Appa Rao, the company has successfully created a niche for itself in the chosen segments of Defense, Space, Industrial, Automotive and Communications. The list of customers includes ABB Global, Tejas Networks, Datamatics, and Northrop Grumman.
Centum Group had four companies including Centum Electronics, Solectron EMS, Centum Rakon and Centum Industries. Solectron EMS and Centum Electronics are listed in BSE and NSE as a group, centum projection for the current fiscal year is of Rs. 4500 million
Solectron EMS Ltd, is based out of Bengaluru, India and provides customers with end to end manufacturing solutions as a globally recognized EMS provider.
SRV Telecom Pvt Ltd
SRV Telecom Pvt Ltd was incorporated in 1995 as a private limited company. It is a highly diversified business entity with core manufacturing competence, backed by a dynamic design and development team.
“SRV Telecom is a small medium scale production manufacturing company with a range of product capabilities in PCB assemblies, connectors, sub-assemblies to full box build and final packing,” says E K Surendran, managing director. SRV has also been one of the leading manufacturers of telephones, with over 7.2 million phones supplied to the Indian market.
SRV offers flexible manufacturing services to meet a wide range of customer requirements. It specialises in manufacturing for a wide range of volumes. It has an in-house engineering division for the design development of tools and moulds for plastic injection moulding requirements.
EMERGING EMS PLAYERS
Amara Raja Electronics Ltd (AREL)
Amara Raja Electronics Ltd (AREL) is a rapidly growing company in the field of EMS, engineering design services (EDS), custom magnetic solutions (CMS) and consumer electronics. AREL has its manufacturing facility in Chittor which is strategically located between Bengaluru and Chennai. The 4500 sq m facility is present amidst a lot of greenery with its workforce mostly comprising of woman.
The current facility is being expanded to about 15,000 sq m to meet the ever increasing demands of EMS. It has advanced production lines comprising of FUJI make SMT line. The workforce is constantly trained to newer and upcoming technologies to be in sync with global threshold levels.
The company’s strength lies in its vertically integrated capabilities in electronics, component manufacturing (transformers and coils), enclosures (sheet metal fabrication and plastic injection moulding) and supply chain management (SCM), thereby enabling it to offer diverse solutions based on product requirements or turnkey solutions through combining a number of solutions.
The company is currently offering services to sectors like medical, automotive, industrial, defence and consumer verticals.
Pulraj Electronics Pvt Ltd
An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Pulraj Electronics Pvt Ltd was founded in 1995 by a team of technocrats with the aim of creating a state-of-the-art manufacturing platform for electronic assemblies. “We undertake projects from the design stage to complete tested products and help our customers concentrate on their core business. The company’s USP lies in the faster turnaround of assemblies. We also offer complete EMS solutions, right from procurement to box build products for prototypes, low and large volume productions,” says Navanit Patel, managing director.
Pulraj Electronics caters to sectors like telecom, industrial electronics, medical systems, consumer durables, data storage, etc. The unit is spread over a 900 sq m (10,000 sq ft) area in an environment friendly, state-of-the-art factory.
S B Technologies
S B Technologies is a Bengaluru based company that was established in 1995. It provides EMS with an 0201 chip SMT assembly, through hole PCB assembly, wave soldering and mixed technology PCB assembly built to IPC-workmanship standards. The company mainly caters to the ‘high volume, low pricing’ business segment for OEMs in telecommunications, electronics, test and measurement, electrical, defence, computer peripherals, industrial controls, medical instruments and consumer electronics.
“Our experienced design engineers and customer service engineers are always available to provide enhanced customer service and assist in product improvement and service needs. We cooperate on designs and work together with customers on engineering challenges. We are just a click away on the telephone and will be there for our customers whenever needed. With more than 15 years’ experience in production within the electronics industry, we are ideally placed to serve customers’ manufacturing needs,” says Srikanth V S, managing director.
Contact details: No. 4, 9th Main, JC Industrial Estate, Kanakapura Main Road, Bengaluru 560 062; Ph: 080-26662994; Website: www.sbtechindia.com
Smile Electronics Ltd
Smile Electronics Ltd is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2002, RoHS directive and ISO 14001:2004 certified company, equipped with state-of-the-art, fully automated SMT and PTH assembly lines. It offers design services covering product innovation and development. Being a complete EMS provider, Smile also undertakes box build and product integration.
The latest SMT lines with the capability of more than 220,000 components per hour are backed by ICT, AOI, X-RAY, FPT, ESS (environmental chambers), functional testers and, above all, a highly motivated team and sound systems.
More than 100 customers in diverse fields including telecom, automotive, aero-space, defence, medical and industrial electronics will vouch for Smile’s services. Some of its major customers are Tejas Networks, PACE Micro Technology, Semindia Systems P, Sartorius Mechatronics, STMicroelectronics, HAL-Edgewood and Honeywell Technology.
Contact details: Plot No 13, Bhattarahalli, old Madras Road, Bengaluru-560049; Ph: 080-40382701; Fax: 40382715; Email: [email protected]; Website; www.smileelectronics.info