European Electronic Manufacturing Services Industry: A Strategic Study of the European EMS Industry

The European Electronic Manufacturing Services Industry - A Strategic Market Analysis of the European EMS Industry 2016-2021

RER, Date of Publication: Jan 15, 2018, 380 Pages

Whether directly involved as an EMS, OEM, or as a key supplier, this report provides on-going research on the European EMS market on one of the key sectors of the European electronics industry.

In the latest European study, the fifteenth since the first report was published in 1993, RER provides an independent assessment of the European EMS industry looking at the key issues impacting the Market and the Competitive Landscape through 2016- 2021.

Market Data

Report includes: Revenue forecasts for 30 countries split across Western Europe, CEE and Middle East/North Africa (MENA) for 2016-2021; Market data by sector for Western Europe and CEE/MENA for 2016-2021; and an analysis of the key issues impacting the market.

Key findings include:

  • After a few years of no, or at best, very slow growth, the mood in the European EMS industry is more buoyant in 2017 and the prospects for further growth are good. The European EMS industry is forecast to reach Euro 32 billion by 2021, continuing the last 3 years of consecutive growth.

  • EMS revenues in Western Europe grew for the second year running to an estimated Euro 11.2 billion and are forecast to grow over the next 5 years at a compound average annual rate of 2.8%, with good growth expected from Aerospace & defence, Automotive, Medical, Control & Industrial and telecom (ADAMCIT) sectors of the market.

  • There are however, constant pressures on price and the transfer of production from Western European plants to manufacturing facilities in CEE/MENA will continue. EMS will also be under pressure from their global OEM customers to offer local manufacturing in other world regions and this will temper growth in some areas of Western Europe.

  • The CEE/MENA region will continue to be focused on higher volume products in the consumer, computing and communications (3C) sectors due to the dominant position held by the major Group 1 Companies.

  • The markets in Western Europe, although primarily served by domestic companies, will face increased competition as the larger Group 2 and 3 companies look to broaden their customer base. 

Company Data

Report includes Industry trends, Top 50 ranking of the leading European EMS providers and the Top 50 European owned EMS companies based upon 2016 revenues. There is also a comprehensive analysis of the leading EMS companies by country/region including rankings of the Top 15 companies for France, Germany, Southern Europe, the Nordic region, UK, CEE and the Top 7 in Israel.

Key findings include:

  • There are over 1,000 EMS companies operating in total Europe but 80 of these constitute 80% of the revenues. The greater majority have below Euro 10 million annual revenues and serve mainly national markets.

  • The top 6 Group1 companies account for just over 50% of the total revenues in Europe but their main turnover is concentrated in CEE/MENA.

  • Whilst average EMS revenues of Group 1 and Group 2 companies are slowly rising over the last 25 years, those for Group 3 and Group 4 companies remain flat.

  • We are expecting that the recent trend of mergers and acquisitions in Groups 2, 3 and 4 will continue in 2018 and beyond as some companies find the joint trends of price pressure, and extra investment difficult to bear.
  • OEM's will continue to demand more services from EMS providers, particularly in the design and development phases and in testing, logistics and product aftercare.

  • A low-cost manufacturing facility in CEE/MENA is now a requirement for Group 2 and 3 companies and for the larger ones a global footprint is needed to meet customer requirements. 

This comprehensive report provides:

  • A detailed market analysis to 2021 for Western Europe, CEE and North Africa in a single report.
  • A breakdown of the market by major sector.
  • An in-depth analysis and comment on the key market trends impacting the European EMS Industry.
  • A ranking and detailed profiles of the Top 25 EMS providers in Europe.
  • An overview of electronic production and EMS manufacturing in the major countries and regions including a ranking of the leading 15
  • EMS companies and profiles of the major players.
  • A directory by country of the EMS manufacturing locations with addresses, contact numbers, websites.
  • An appendix with the estimated sales turnover for 2016 of the Top 50 European EMS providers and the Top 50 European-owned EMS companies based on global revenues.

European EMS Industry - A Strategic Study of the European EMS Industry 2015-2020


1. Introduction

1.1. Scope & Methodology
1.2. Report Structure

2. Management Briefing

2.1. The European EMS Market 2016-2021
2.2. The Structure of the European EMS Industry
2.3. The Future for EMS in Europe

3. The European Market for Electronic Manufacturing Services

3.1. Introduction
The Political Contex
The Economic Context
The Sociological Context
The Technological Context
The Legal and Environmental Context

3.2. The European EMS Market
3.2.1. Why outsource electronic manufacture to EMS ?
3.2.2. Forecast for EMS Revenues by Country and Regions
3.2.3. North West Europe
3.2.4. Southern Europe
3.2.5. Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa and Middle East
3.2.6. European EMS Revenues by Country
3.2.7. EMS Revenues by Market Sector Total Europe Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa and Other Western Europe
3.2.8. Sector Commentary Aerospace & Defence Consumer Communication and Networks Computer Medical Automotive Control, Instrumentation and Industrial

3.3. A Strategic Analysis of the Major Trends Impacting the European EMS Market
3.3.1. The Major Trends and Issues for EMS
The outsourcing of electronic production
Shortening Time to Market
Production shifting to Lower cost Labour Locations
Economies of Scope & Scale
Growing Sectors for European EMS
Former Production Lost to Asia is Returning to the West
The Attraction of German Speaking Markets
Skill Shortages in the Whole of the Supply Chain
IoT, Industry 4.0 as a “Virtual Manufacturing Company”
3.3.2. Trends and Issues at the Company Level
Selling More Services to the OEM
The EMS as “Manufacturing Expert”
The Total Cost of Supply versus Unit Cost
Earlier Involvement of the EMS
Increased Manufacturing Complexity
Does the EMS need to be Physically Close to its EMS Customers
First Choose your Customer !
3.3.3. The Competitive Position for EMS in Europe
3.3.4. Competition in Europe
3.3.5. Competitive Pressures in the European EMS Industry
Threat of New Entrants
Rivalry of Existing Competitors
Pressure from Substitutes
Bargaining Power of Buyers
Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4. The Key Issues Facing the European EMS Industry
3.4.1. A Market with Low, or No Growth
3.4.2. The Management of Risk
Market Risks
Commercial Risks
Supply Chain Risks
3.4.3. The Pressure on Price
3.4.4. The Assembly of Electronics and Testing
3.4.5. The Search for Profitable Growth

3.5. The Future for EMS in Europe

3.6. Strategies for the Future
Strategies for Group 1 Companies
Strategies for Group 2 Companies
Strategies for Group 3 Companies
Strategies for Group 4 Companies

4. Major EMS Providers in Europe

4.1. The Role of the Global EMS

4.2. The Role of the European EMS

4.3. Acquisitions

4.4. Migration of Production to CEE/North Africa

4.5. Consolidation

4.6. Top 25 European EMS Providers

4.7. Profiles of the Top Twenty EMS Companies in Europe, North Africa & Middle East
4.7.1. Foxconn
4.7.2. Flex
4.7.3. Jabil Circuit
4.7.4. Zollner Elektronik
4.7.5. Videoton
4.7.6. Scanfil
4.7.7. Asteelflash
4.7.8. Neways
4.7.9. Sanmina
4.7.10. Enics
4.7.11. Celestica
4.7.13. éolane
4.7.14. LACROIX Electronics
4.7.15. Integrated Micro-Electronics
4.7.16. Kitron
4.7.17. BMK Group
4.7.18. Leesys
4.7.19. Fideltronik
4.7.20. Elemaster
4.7.21. TQ-Group
4.7.22. Melecs
4.7.23. Elemaster
4.7.24. Katek
4.7.25. Plexus

5. The European EMS Industry by Country/Region

5.1. France
5.1.1. Electronics Industry Overview
5.1.2. EMS Market & Industry Trends
5.1.3. The Leading EMS Companies in France
5.1.4. Profiles of the Leading EMS Companies in France ALL CIRCUITS Asteelflash Capelec Cofidur éolane FEDD (Fabrication Electronique de Dordogne) LACROIX Electronics Laudron Electronique Matra Electronique Novatech RV Group Selha Seproelec Tronico ALCEN Viapaq

5.2. Germany
5.2.1. Electronics Industry Overview
5.2.2. EMS Market & Industry Trends
5.2.3. The Leading EMS Companies in Germany
5.2.4. Profiles of the Leading EMS Companies in Germany Asteelflash bebro electronics BMK Electronics exceet Group Katek Leesys manufacturing, logistics & services Neways PRETTL Electronics ROB Cemtrex RSG Elotech Sanmina Sero Tonfunk TQ-Group TURCK duotec Zollner

5.3. Southern Europe
5.3.1. Electronics Industry Overview
5.3.2. EMS Market & Industry Trends
5.3.3. Leading EMS Companies in Southern Europe
5.3.4. Profiles of the Leading EMS Providers in Southern Europe Celestica Dinema DM Elektron EAS Elemaster Eutron Fagor Electronica Flex IKOR Jabil Circuit MADES MB Elettronica Microtel MW.FEP Selcom

5.4. Nordic Countries
5.4.1. Electronics Industry Overview
5.4.2. EMS Market & Industry Trends
5.4.3. The Leading EMS Providers in the Nordic Countries
5.4.4. Profiles of the Leading EMS Companies to the Nordic Countries BB Electronics Darekon Enics GPV Hadeland Produkter AS (HAPRO) HANZA HP Tronic Inission Kitron Kyrel LEAB Norautron Norbit NOTE Orbit One Sanmina Scanfil

5.5. United Kingdom
5.5.1. Electronics Industry Overview
5.5.2. UK EMS Market & Industry Trends
5.5.3. The Leading EMS Providers in the UK
5.5.4. Profiles of the Leading EMS Companies to the UK Abaco Systems (Foundation Technology) Asteelflash AWS Electronics Axiom Manufacturing Services Axis Electronics Chemigraphic Elite Electronic Systems Fabrinet UK Jabil Circuit JJS Manufacturing Plexus Raytheon SMS Electronics Sony Electronics Technology Centre Stadium Electronics Surface Technology International TT Electronics-IMS Ultra Electronics CEMS

5.6. Rest of West Europe
5.6.1. Electronics Industry Overview
5.6.2. EMS Market & Industry Trends
5.6.3. The Leading EMS Companies in the Rest of Western Europe
5.6.4. Profiles of the Leading EMS Companies in the Rest of Western Europe BECOM Benchmark Electronics CCS Group (CCS Customer Care & Solutions Holding AG) Celestica Cicor Technologies cms electronics Connect Group Enics Flex Jabil Circuit Melecs Neways Sanmina Solid Semecs SVI Variosystems

5.7. Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), North Africa, Other
5.7.1. CEE Electronics Industry Overview
5.7.2. EMS Market & Industry Trends
5.7.3. The Leading EMS Providers in CEE/North Africa
5.7.4. Profiles of the Leading EMS Companies in CEE/North Africa Benchmark Electronics Celestica Enics Fideltronik Flex Foxconn Integrated Micro-Electronics Jabil Circuit Kimball Electronics LACROIX Electronics Melecs Plexus Sanmina Scanfil Videoton Zollner Other Companies
5.7.5. Leading EMS Providers in Israel Profiles of the Leading EMS Providers in Israel AL Technologies Flex Nistec PCB Technologies RH Technologies Sanmina USR Electronic Systems
5.7.6. Leading EMS Providers in Turkey & North Africa

6. Directory of European EMS Manufacturing Locations

7. Appendix

7.1. Top 50 EMS Providers in Europe 2016

Date of Publication:
Jan 15, 2018
File Format:
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Number of Pages:
380 Pages