WANTAGE, OXON, UK -- Europe's three largest EMS providers accounted for 44% of the 28.1 billion euro European EMS market in 2016, a new report says.

Reed Electronics Research says the top three firms – Foxconn, Flex and Jabil – dominated the annual rankings, accounting for a combined $12.4 billion in sales in the market. Overall the top 10 companies accounted for 57% of European EMS revenues and the top 25 companies collectively represent 68% of the total European EMS market.

Germany's Zollner Group remained the leading indigenous European EMS provider with revenues estimated at 1.04 billion euros, 53% of which were generated from the company’s domestic operations. Hungary's Videoton ranked fifth and along with Fideltronik was one of the two CEE-headquartered companies in the rankings.

Scanfil's acquisition of PartnerTech in 2015 has strengthened the position of the Finnish company. although revenues in 2016 were impacted by the realignment of the combined group’s manufacturing operations in Europe which included plant closures and the sale of non-core activities.

Neways Electronics rose to eighth , from tenth the previous year, aided by the 2014 acquisition of BuS Elektronik, which has now been fully integrated and has significantly strengthened its overall EMS market position and in particular its exposure to the important German market and the automotive sector.

Enics dropped one place in the ranking with European sales stable during the year.

Apart from éolane, which reported marginally lower European EMS revenues in 2016, the other French companies in the ranking – Asteelflash, ALL CIRCUITS and LACROIX Electronics – all reported increased revenues. Although achieving stable revenues in France, Asteelflash benefited from a further increase in revenues at the company’s German operations. Although falling one place in the overall ranking LACROIX Electronics sales increased by 6.7% during the year, this after the prior year’s double-digit growth, while ALL CIRCUITS’ revenues grew by just under 20%.

Sanmina, Celestica, Kimball and Plexus, all of North America, reported growth during the year as did the remaining non-European company, Integrated Micro-Electronics, which reported a 16% increase in revenues in 2016. 

The Top 25 EMS Providers in Europe in 2016

Company / Country

  1. Foxconn / Taiwan
  2. Flex / US
  3. Jabil Circuit / US
  4. Zollner / Germany
  5. Videoton / Hungary
  6. Scanfil / Finland
  7. Asteelflash / France
  8. Neways / Netherlands
  9. Sanmina / US
  10. Enics / Switzerland
  11. Celestica / Canada
  12. All Circuits / France
  13. éolane / France
  14. LACROIX Electronics / France
  15. Integrated Micro-Electronics / Philippines
  16. Kitron / Norway
  17. BMK Group / Germany
  18. Leesys / Germany
  19. Fideltronik / Poland
  20. Kimball Electronics / US
  21. TQ-Group / Germany
  22. Melecs / Austria
  23. Elemaster / Italy
  24. Katek / Germany
  25. Plexus / US


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