Electronic Contract Assembly Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Service (PCB Assembly, Cable Assembly, Membrane Switch Assembly), By End-User Industry (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Apr 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614976
  • Pages : 118

Engineering design, PCB fabrication, subassembly manufacture, functional testing, different assembly services, distribution, and order fulfilment on behalf of OEMs are just a few of the activities that go under the umbrella term "electronic contract manufacturing" (ECM) (Original Electronic Manufacturers). The primary use of these electronic contract service providers is as an addition to or a substitution for the company-owned manufacturing processes. ?

The manufacturers have been compelled by the unstable economic climate to reevaluate their conventional business methods and focus on the bottom line. Most executives see contract assembly as a chance, mainly to lower costs, increase flexibility, and streamline their manufacturing processes. The primary benefit of outsourcing work to an electronics manufacturing services provider is that it enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to significantly reduce their fixed costs, freeing up money to invest in important strategic projects like marketing or the development of new products. Also, it enables a business to save labour expenses by reducing its direct personnel. ?

Because most of the players find it difficult to create in-house manufacturing, outsourcing is seen as a more advantageous way for them to reduce expenses. As they lack the necessary technical expertise and view PCBs as essential parts of any electronic product, the majority of OEMs frequently consider PCB assembly services. For starters, the usage of electronics in the car industry is expanding quickly to improve comfort, safety, performance, and the entire driving experience. Automobile manufacturers are requiring more dependability, increased production efficiency, and drastically fewer warranty failures from their Tier 1 suppliers as a result of longer car warranty durations. ?

Consumer electronics will fuel market expansion for the electronic contract assembly market.

The electronics sector is anticipated to develop most significantly in the major areas of communications and computer goods. Process outsourcing has developed into a crucial component of the electronics industry's expansion and handling expenses to the margin each year, a major driver of boosting consumer demand. Consumer electronics businesses now have a lot of new prospects thanks to the internet of things (IoT). Flexible sensors and processors are features of wearable technology, such as smartwatches. The PCB market may be significantly impacted by advancements in the design of these devices and manufacturing technologies. Throughout the past ten years, the number of systems linked to the internet has increased across several locations. ? Moreover, the desire for highly efficient, ultra-thin, and light screens with responsive, interactive user interfaces is pushing material needs to the limit. These requirements fuel new developments in display technology for a range of applications, from ITO replacements for touch screens to flexible device displays. ?

Major steps by manufacturers to fuel the market.

The primary strategies being adopted by the businesses providing electrical contract manufacturing and design services are strategic alliances and collaborations. This is a result of the numerous electronics manufacturing businesses that are active in the market and are expanding their expansion into new sectors to dominate the industry. For instance, in September 2021, BioSig Technologies, Inc., a U.S. medical device company, and Plexus Corp, a U.S. contract electronics manufacturing company, formed a technological and strategic alliance for the commercialization and development of a new biomedical signal processing platform, which offers NeuroClear Technologies, a BioSig subsidiary, a full range of applications in the treatment of arrhythmia.

Asia Pacific is projected to be the prominent market shareholder in the electronic contract assembly market and is anticipated to continue throughout the forecast period.

Throughout the projected period, Asia Pacific is predicted to expand at the fastest rate, followed by North America. This is a result of these areas' increased outsourcing activity. Furthermore, China held a leading position in the manufacture of electronics and contributed more than 35% of the market in the area. The primary factors projected to encourage regional industrial expansion are the widespread availability of raw resources and inexpensive labour. The healthcare and automobile industries are also key drivers of growth in the North American area. In North America, several R&D facilities and healthcare organisations are developing innovative and portable diagnostic equipment that they want to procure from contract manufacturers. The sum of all these variables is anticipated to drive the expansion of the North American contract manufacturing market during the projected period.

 Market Key Developments

  • In December 2022, PCIe® Gen 6 Mini Cool Edge IO GH01 Series was announced by Amphenol Communications Solutions. These Gen 6 SI-compliant, high-speed, 0.6mm pitch connections were co-developed by the PCI-SIG organisation and are perfect for usage in servers, data centres, storage, workstations, and networking equipment to enable big data applications like artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • In February 2022, The purchase of 65% of the stock of Poindus System Corporation, a maker of Point-of-Sale (POS) hardware, was approved by Compal Electronics, Inc. of Taiwan.



  • By Service
    • PCB Assembly
    • Cable Assembly
    • Membrane Switch Assembly
  • By End-User Industry
    • Automotive
    • Consumer electronics
    • Healthcare
    • Others
  • By Geography


    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. PCB Assembly

5.3. Cable Assembly

5.4. Membrane Switch Assembly


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Automotive

6.3. Consumer electronics

6.4. Healthcare

6.5. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. UK

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Italy

7.4.5. Spain

7.4.6. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Taiwan

7.6.6. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. Amphenol Interconnect Products Corp

9.2. ATL Technology

9.3. Switchcraft and Conxall

9.4. Supreme Cable Technology Inc

9.5. Compulink

9.6. Leoni Special Cables

9.7. Season Group International Co Ltd

9.8. Volex Group PLC

9.9. Mack Technologies Inc

9.10. TTM Technologies

9.11. Electronic Assembly Services Inc

Amphenol Interconnect Products Corp

ATL Technology

Switchcraft and Conxall

Supreme Cable Technology Inc


Leoni Special Cables

Season Group International Co Ltd

Volex Group PLC

Mack Technologies Inc

TTM Technologies


Electronic Assembly Services Inc

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