EMSNOW and IPC Launch Second North American EMS Research Study

EMSNOW and IPC Launch Second North American EMS Research Study


Logo CombinationLast year, EMSNOW, in collaboration with the IPC, launched a survey of North American-based EMS companies. The purpose of this survey was to identify as many EMS companies with facilities in North America as possible in all size categories and create a general profile of this important sector of the global industry.

The results of last year’s research can be found here.

Currently, global electronics manufacturers continue to experience major shifts as companies respond to rapidly fluctuating demand, unprecedented global supply chain disruption, expansion of electronics into new markets, and geopolitical uncertainty.  Many companies are reconsidering their global manufacturing strategy.  We believe that a regional electronics manufacturing strategy – build in the region for the region – is gaining momentum as the most advantageous approach. In order to implement such a strategy, it is critical for OEMs to understand the capabilities of each region and know the companies operating there.

Our survey is designed to generate a basic operational profile of the industry in areas to include:  # of facilities, employees, SMT lines, and factory square footage; industry sectors served; services provided; and revenues by tier.  All participant data will only be used in aggregate to construct an image and sizing of the North American industry. No individual company profiles will be published or shared unless the companies opt to have one included.

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Eric Miscoll, EMSNOW Publisher

“The North American EMS industry has been undergoing major disruption, with increasing M&A activity and an accelerating urgency to shorten supply chains and regionalize global manufacturing footprints. As we begin the data collection phase for this second study, we have modified the questionnaire somewhat, but the main focus is the same as last year,” explains publisher Eric Miscoll. “While there are other market research studies focused on the EMS industry, no one is collecting such data specific to North America.  Europe, as an example, has a dedicated resource specific to the industry, and our intention is to provide something similar for North America. When I was working in market research at Technology Forecasters, we only estimated the number of companies doing EMS, which we are defining as any company that has PCBA as their core business. We thought at that time there were around 1200 in North American, but I’ve been itching to get a better handle on this for years, and I believe we are starting to do so now that we are going into our second edition of the survey.”

The survey is live now. If your company has facilities in North America and provides PCBA services as a core offering, please consider filling out this survey today!

North American EMS Survey link


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