Top 10 German EMS Providers


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Accounting for 13.6% of European EMS revenues and 34.7% of those generated in Western Europe, Germany is, and will, continue to play a key role in the development of the European EMS industry. The industry is served by a large number of companies although the majority are small to medium-sized with revenues below €10 million and for many revenues are below €5 million.

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As with other countries in Western Europe domestic players dominate the market with Zollner, Europe's largest indigenous EMS provider, the clear industry leader with 13% share of revenues.

Top 10 German EMS Providers

  • Zollner
  • Leesys
  • TQ-Systems
  • Neways, Netherlands
  • BMK Group
  • Asteelflash, France
  • Katek
  • Prettl Electronics
  • MLS
  • Tonfunk

Source: Reed Electronics Research

Within the top 10, there are two foreign-owned groups—both of which have acquired German companies. Neways International, with headquarters in Son, the Netherlands, significantly expanded its existing manufacturing operations in the country following the acquisition of BuS Holding GmbH in 2014, while the French company Asteelflash established a presence in the country following the acquisition of EN ElectronicNetwork in 2012.

Of the global Tier 1 EMS providers, Sanmina and Jabil Circuit have operations in Germany, although it is reported that Jabil, which focused on optoelectronics, has ended small series production at the site and will focus on development only. Flex, the world's second largest EMS provider, sold its EMS site in Paderborn in 2014 and has also transferred production at Flextronics Automotive GmbH & Co KG to a site in Hungary and is focusing on R&D and prototyping at the site.

About Reed Electronics Research (RER)

Reed Electronics Research (RER) specialises in providing international business information sources designed to assist senior management, marketing and business development personnel, industry watchers and analysts in keeping abreast of changes, developments and other factors affecting their business.

RER has tracked the European EMS industry since 1993 and offers a combination of published reports as well as customised research and consultancy. The flagship European EMS Industry report focusing on the key trends impacting the EMS market, the report provides revenue forecasts through to 2020, 86 company profiles including the top 20 European EMS providers and the major players by country/region, rankings of the Top 50 European EMS Providers in Europe and the Top 50 European companies globally and a directory of around 1,300 European manufacturing facilities. For further information, click here.

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