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The UK Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Industry 2016-2022, 7th Edition

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The UK Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Industry 2016-2022, 7th Edition
Published: January 31, 2019 Content info: 96 Pages

After declining for three consecutive years between 2012 and 2015, in part due to weak demand from the defence and security sector but more importantly the completion of the transfer of production for a volume customer at Jabil's manufacturing plant in Scotland, UK EMS revenues posted growth in both 2016 and 2017 a trend which has continued in 2018.

Based on current indicators we expect year on year growth throughout the period to 2022 although this will be clearly influenced by the UK's exit from the EU in 2019. With negotiations still on-going and the potential of no agreement being reached uncertainties will persist and potentially worsen resulting in a slowdown in demand in 2019 and 2020.

A slowing global economy and underlying trade tensions between the US and China and other countries including the EU is an additional downside risk to the forecast.

The UK EMS industry is focused on the aerospace and defence, medical, control & instrumentation, automotive, industrial, energy, including renewable, cleantech and transportation industries. For EMS companies these sectors will provide significant opportunities. They are highly fragmented with few large volume manufactures and a large number of small and medium sized companies often working in niche markets. Their demand is centred on high mix, low to medium volume production that can be supported, certainly in the industrialisation stage but often through the complete product life cycle, by UK manufacturing. To achieve this however, EMS companies will need to invest in the latest technologies to remain competitive.

The Top 10 companies accounted for 33.5% of revenues in 2017 down from 35.3% in the prior year, primarily due to the scaling back of production at Jabil's manufacturing plant in Scotland during the year. In 2017 Plexus, although losing market share was the leading company with a 5.3% of UK EMS revenues. Following the scaling back of production Jabil as expected saw its share fall as did STI, TT Electronics and Abaco Systems. Axiom, Sony and Axis Electronics all gained market share during the year.

This new report is part of Reed Electronics Research's series of studies on the European Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Industry and provides a strategic assessment of the UK EMS industry for the period 2016-2022 and includes:

  • EMS revenue forecasts through to 2022 for the UK and summary data for Europe.
  • An overview of the key markets and drivers for the UK EMS industry.
  • A ranking of the Top 40 EMS providers with UK manufacturing facilities.
  • Profiles of the leading 46 UK EMS providers.
  • A directory of some 240 UK EMS manufacturing facilities.
Table of Contents
Product Code: UKEMS1

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

2 The UK EMS Industry

  • 2.1 European EMS Market Overview
  • 2.2 UK EMS Market Overview
    • 2.2.1 UK Economic Outlook
    • 2.2.2 EMS Market Forecast
  • 2.3 UK EMS Market Segmentation
    • 2.3.1 Overview
    • 2.3.2 Electronics Equipment Production
    • 2.3.3 Automotive
    • 2.3.4 Aerospace & Defence
    • 2.3.5 Medical
    • 2.3.6 Communications & Networks
    • 2.3.7 Control & Instrumentation
    • 2.3.8 Computing
    • 2.3.9 Consumer
    • 2.3.10 Energy
    • 2.3.11 Industrial/Other
  • 2.4 The Key Drivers of the UK EMS Industry
    • 2.4.1 The Relationship between EMS and OEM
    • 2.4.2 The Benefits of UK Manufacturing
    • 2.4.3 The Pressure on Price
    • 2.4.4 Trends & Issuses at the Company Level
  • 2.5 The Future of EMS in the UK

3 Structure of the UK EMS Industry

  • 3.1 Overview & Industry Structure
  • 3.2 The Role of Overseas Companies in the UK EMS Industry
  • 3.3 Low Cost Manufacturing
  • 3.4 Industry Consolidation
  • 3.5 The Leading 40 UK EMS Providers

4 Profiles of the Major UK EMS providers

  • Companies Profiled: Abaco Systems; Active PCB Solutions;
  • Asteelflash Bedford; AWS Electronics; Axiom Manufacturing
  • Services; Axis Electronics; Challenger Solutions; Chemigraphic;
  • Cogent Technology; Connor Solutions; CT Production; Custom
  • Interconnect; Dynamic EMS; EC Electronics; Elite Electronic
  • Systems; Electronic Technicians; Esprit Electronics (Icon
  • Electronics); Fabrinet UK; Ferranti Technologies; G&B Electronic
  • Designs; Integrated Technologies; Jabil Circuit; Jaltek; JJS
  • Manufacturing; Key-Tech Electronic Systems; Kingfield Electronics;
  • N.E.M.CO; Nitronica; NOTE/Speedboard Assembly; OSI
  • Electronics; Pektron; Plexus; Raytheon; Season Electronics;
  • Simtek EMS; SMS Electronics; Sony UK Technology Centre; STS
  • Defence; Surface Technology International; Texcel Technology;
  • Tioga; TT Electronics (Stadium Electronics); Ultra EMS; Wilson
  • Process Systems; Zot Engineering

5 Directory of UK EMS Manufacturing Locations

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