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PCB's and products on behalf of other companies

(These services is also called 'electronics manufacturing services' (EMS).)

This page will contain companies that assemble products for other companies. Big companies like IBM and HP for example don't assemble their PC's themselves but have specialized companies do it, so they can concentrate on the marketing and selling process.

Other reasons to have a partner do the assembly is because they are more specialized for it or because they are cheaper because they use plants in lower-wage countries or because they have plants near the markets where the products will be sold.

When I still worked for an OEM some years ago we used to have products assembled by a governmentally organized institutian where mentally challenged people worked ('Sociale Werkplaats'). I always doubted if that was a good idea, politically as well as practically, but it may be a thing to consider when you need small amounts and having it done very far is to expensive. You'll have to supervise the people a lot though...

local Very useful tips from an insider

But more professional options are:

The biggest eight production companies for outsourcing are:

www.actmfg.com/ ACT Manufacturing
www.celestica.com/ Celestica
www.flextronics.com/ Flextronics
www.jabil.com/ Jabil
www.plexus.com/ Plexus
www.sanmina.com/ Sanmina
www.sci.com/ SCI
www.solectron.com/ Solectron They work together with Acer, see global.acer.com/about/news.asp?pageID=1163


Acer
(established in 1976)
Acer Inc.
21 F, 88, Hsin Tai Wu Road, Sec. 1
Hsichih, Taipei Hsien 221
Taiwan
tel: +886-2-2696-1234
fax: +886-2-2696-1777
aiwebmaster@acer.com.tw
www.acer.com/
The world's third-largest PC manufacturer, offering a broad selection of industry-leading high-end servers, multimedia PCs, notebook computers, computer peripherals, displays, communication products, components and semiconductors. According to IDC, the world-renowned market research company, Acer is the 10th largest brand in desktops, 7th in laptops, and 6th in servers. Acer is also the leading brand in 13 countries and among the top-five in more than 30 countries. In 1998, Acer produced 7.5 million PCs and 3.9 million monitors.
The Acer Group employs more than 28,000 people in 120 enterprises spanning 37 countries worldwide, supporting dealers and distributors in over 100 countries. The Acer Group's revenue in 1998 was US$6.7 billion.
They work together with Solectron, see global.acer.com/about/news.asp?pageID=1163

ACT
ACT Manufacturing, Inc.
2 Cabot Road
Hudson, Massachusetts 01749
USA
tel: +1-978-567-4000
fax: +1-978-562-8395
www.actmfg.com/

Cygnus
Cygnus Electronics Corporation
330 Millway Ave. Unit 1 & 2
Concord, Ontario L4K 3W2
Canada
tel: 905-760-1988
fax: 905-760-1914
sales@cygnuscorp.com
www.cygnuscorp.com General
ISO 9001 company, leader in electronics board assembly (subcontract manufacturing) and produce wide range of memory modules.

ElectroSpec
ElectroSpec
8626 Westpark DR
Houston, TX 77063
USA
tel: +1-713-784-4900
fax: +1-713-784-1194
lkray@electrospec.com
www.electrospec.com/ General
Contract PCB asssembly and test.

Matric
bpaddock@csonline.net
www.matric.com/

Orbit
Orbit Systems, Inc.
4400 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, California 92660
USA
buyers@orbitsystems.com
tel: +1-949-852-9999 Ext. 227
fax: +1-949-261-9999
Orbit Systems, Inc. and AOT Electronics, Inc. (parent company) have combined experience of over 14 years in independent distribution of Integrated Circuits and semiconductors and contract manufacturing & kitting. Our customers range from IBM, 3 COM, HP, SCI to many very large OEMS worldwide. Our REQS are 100% from OEMS. Our REQS are always well qualified, for current Purchase Orders, or back orders.

Prosoyo Technology Limited
Prosoyo Technology Limited
Unit 5C, Big Star Center, 8 Wang Kwong Road
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
tel: +852-23319111
fax: +852-23319882
raymond@prosoyo.com
www.prosoyo.com/ General
www.prosoyo.com/index_apst.htm About
www.prosoyo.com/index_cu.htm Corporate news
www.prosoyo.com/index_de.htm Technical news
www.prosoyo.com/index_me.htm Technical data
www.prosoyo.com/index_cu.htm Search engine
www.prosoyo.com/index_cu.htm Distributors/Rep's
www.prosoyo.com/index_cu.htm Order Datasheets/books
www.prosoyo.com/index_cu.htm Order CD-ROM's
Prosoyo Technology provides contract manufacturing services for OEM, turnkey, and off-shore electronic assemblies. Complete capabilities from SMT, BGA, insertion, to complete unit assembly, ISO9002 accredited.

Quasar
Quasar Engineering Ltd.
Unit A, 18/F, 263 Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
tel: +852-2803-5262
fax: +852-2591-9287
quasar-engineering@bigfoot.com
Contract manufacturer for electronic and electro-mechanical products and cable harnesses. Quasar is European owned and managed with its headquarters in Hong Kong and it's factory situated in Southern China near Shenzhen.
We provide full turn-key service which includes: purchasing parts and components, assembly, testing, packing and shipping, as well as making tools for PCB, plastic and metal parts (when required).
Quasar is certified by BSI UK for ISO9002.
Typically we are able to reduce our customers' cost by 20-40% compared to their local sourcing. If you are preparing for production or already in production and you need to reduce your cost while maintaining high quality, contact us.
We will be glad to examine any project together with you and will be happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement if required.

Solectron
(Founded 1977)
847 Gibraltar Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
USA
tel: +1-408-957-8500
www.solectron.com/
The world's largest electronics manufacturing services company offering a full range of integrated supply-chain solutions for the worldˇ¦s leading electronics original equipment manufactures. Solectronˇ¦s integrated technology solutions, materials, manufacturing and operations, and Global Services business units offer customers competitive outsourcing advantages, such as access to advanced manufacturing technologies, shortened product time-to-market, reduced cost of production and more effective asset utilization.
The company has received more than 210 quality and service awards from its customers in addition to the 1997 and 1991 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards. Solectron is the first company to win the Baldrige Award for Manufacturing twice in the 11-year history of the national program. The company has more than 37,000 associates in 23 manufacturing facilities worldwide, with more than 7 million square feet of capacity. Revenues for fiscal 1999, ended August 27, 1999 were US$8.4 billion.

See also

local Insider tips
local Companies that produce PCB's
www.4pcb.com/contractassemblers.htm contract assembly houses in North America organized by state/area
www.amcomshows.com/ American Contract Shows

See also

Other sites with a database of products and their manufacturers

Where What
www.circuitworld.com/ Circuit World
www.et-info.com/textsuch.htm ET-Info (in German)

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