Top 50 EMS Providers Listed for 2009

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Cutoff drops below $200 million.

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. To make the Top 50, providers needed a minimum of $190 million in sales for 2009, down from the prior year's cutoff of $209 million.

"For the first time since 2005, a provider could make the Top 50 with less than $200 million in sales. To those who value a spot on the Top 50, this was some good news that came out of the global recession," said John Tuck, editor and publisher of Manufacturing Market Insider ( "The bad news was that sales decreased last year for a large number of Top 50 providers."

Sales of the Top 50 EMS providers for 2009 totaled an estimated $134.4 billion. For the 49 companies that provided sales for 2009 and 2008, aggregate revenue declined by an estimated 14.9%. Without the contribution of the largest provider, Hon Hai, sales would have fallen by 21.8%.

MMI Top 50 providers were ranked based on 2009 sales in U.S. dollars. In order, the top ten were Hon Hai, Flextronics, Jabil Circuit, Celestica, Sanmina-SCI, New Kinpo Group, Venture, Elcoteq, Benchmark Electronics, and Plexus. A top-ten ranking required $1.59 billion in revenue, down from $2.06 billion in 2008.

A majority of the Top 50, or 32 providers, listed 2009 sales under $500 million. Furthermore, 17 companies were bunched between $220 million and $285 million.

In addition to ranking providers by 2009 sales, MMI Top 50 listings include sales growth, previous rank, 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 2010 edition of MMI.

Founded in 1991, Manufacturing Market Insider is a monthly newsletter providing dedicated coverage of the EMS industry. Available in both printed and electronic form, the newsletter is published by JBT Communications, based in Burlington, VT. Annual subscriptions cost $495 in North America. Visit MMI's web site at


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