Burlington, VT (PRWEB) April 16, 2007
Manufacturing Market Insider, a newsletter specializing in the EMS (electronics manufacturing services) industry, has released its annual MMI Top 50™ list of the world's largest EMS providers. For the third year in a row, Top 50 growth exceeded 15% with a 2006 increase of 18.4%. Top 50 sales in 2006 totaled $129.2 billion, a new high.
"Top 50 growth last year was above what would normally be considered an average year for the EMS industry. That's a tribute to the power of outsourcing. But without the estimated contribution of the largest provider, Hon Hai, growth would have dropped to a more ordinary 11.6%," said John Tuck, editor and publisher of Manufacturing Market Insider.
The minimum sales required to make the Top 50 also increased as the cutoff point went above $200 million for the first time. To join the 2006 Top 50, an EMS provider needed sales of at least $213 million.
MMI Top 50 providers were ranked based on 2006 sales in US dollars. In order, the top five were Hon Hai, Flextronics, Solectron, Jabil Circuit and Sanmina-SCI. A top-ten ranking required $1.97 billion in revenue.
In addition to ranking providers by 2006 sales, MMI Top 50 listings include sales growth, number of employees, number of plants, facility space, space in low-cost regions, number of SMT lines and customer data. This special section was published in the March 2007 edition of MMI.
Founded in 1991, Manufacturing Market Insider is a newsletter providing dedicated monthly coverage of the EMS industry. Available in both printed and electronic form, the newsletter is published by JBT Communications, based in Burlington, VT; phone 802-651-9334; fax 802-651-9336. Annual subscriptions cost $465 in North America. Visit MMI's web site at http://www.mfgmkt.com.
John Tuck, publisher
Manufacturing Market Insider