Electronic Contract Manufacturing

Electronic contract manufacturing, also referred to as electronic manufacturing services, is a term that is used for companies that design, test, manufacture and distribute electronic components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Electronic products, due to their complexity, are often contracted for manufacture. In many cases, OEMs choose to have their electronics made by another company that specializes in the product they need. Read More…

Electronic Contract Manufacturing Electronic contract manufacturing is the process in which a contracted manufacturer produces an electronic product for another company. Although the contract manufacturers physically manufacture products for the other company, the hiring company's name appears on the electronic product when it is sold.

Leading Manufacturers

Reedsburg, WI  |  608-524-4341

Hankscraft Inc. has been in the electronic contract manufacturing industry since 1920. We attribute our success to our high-quality products and our knowledgeable team. Our mission is to firmly understand the needs of our customers and create lasting relationships. Our experience helps us support you with design for manufacturability, and electro-mechanical assembly.

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Hankscraft, Inc. $$$

Oskaloosa, IA  |  641-673-5000

It is our mission to design, build, and maintain products for worldwide markets. We employ people who are able to use teamwork to provide our customer with quality services and products that will keep them coming back for more. We were established in 1975 in Berkeley, California. After a bit of moving around over the years you may now find us at our manufacturing plant in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Our customers deserve the best this is why we provide flexibility and outstanding products and services. Contact our customer service department for more info today!

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Interpower Corporation $$$

Livermore, CA  |  800-669-8090

Quail Electronics is a leading supplier of electrical components such as power cords and appliance electronic connectors. If you don't find what you need in our stock items, we can customize a product to meet needs. We do AC power cords, electrical receptacles, plug adapters, extension cords and more. Call today for innovative engineering and excellent service.

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Quail Electronics, Inc. $$$

Lancaster, PA  |  800-818-4916

Kord King manufactures world class electronic connectors, electric cords and plugs, electrical receptacles, plug adapters, cord sets and much more. From initial design to development, whether you are looking for a cable assembly or a power supply cord, the experienced team at Kord King delivers rapid order turn-around times and excellent products – consistently adhering to our strict quality standards.

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Kord King $$$

Joliet, IL  |  800-683-7228

United Universal Industries doesn't simply stock power cords, we offer exceptional customization from a large inventory of wire, cable, terminals, electronic connectors and other required components to exceed expectations of OEM's and other customers. We provide quality, affordability and quick turn for your power, data, communications and cable interconnection needs.

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United Universal Industries, Inc. $$$

Woodridge, IL  |  800-578-6695

Components Express Inc. has been in business since 1992 and is a manufacturer of electrical components. Products include connectors and housings, audio devices, cigarette lighter plugs, fans, fuses, lamps, switches, modular components, RCA jacks and plugs, camera link cables, gigabit ethernet cables, analog cables, firewire cables, and more.

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Components Express Inc. $$$

Wake Forest, NC  |  800-526-2828

BTC Electronic Components is your source for electronic components as well as electronic connectors, card edge connectors, micro miniature connectors, RF connectors and D subminiature connectors. We provide the assembly and distribution of commercial, aircraft and military connectors.

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By purchasing the product through a contract manufacturer, the OEM saves money on engineering, infrastructure and assembly costs. Knowing that its electronic product will be made by a competent manufacturing facility and its labor force, the OEM is freed from the responsibilities of manufacturing and is instead able to concentrate on other aspects of its business such as distribution and marketing once the goods are completed. Industries that employ electronic contract manufacturers include information processors, industrial, medical, communication companies and consumer electronics, to name a few.

Electronic contract manufacturing is just one example of contract manufacturing. When any OEM is in need of extra assistance or is not able to complete manufacturing tasks due to facility or man power limitations contract manufacturing services are established. The hired company is considered to be outsourced, a term that can refer to a company in the same country as the hiring company or a foreign company. Often, a foreign manufacturer from a developing country is selected because of its low cost labor force.

Contracts typically last between three and five years, but can go longer or shorter depending on the product. These types of contracts are beneficial because they offer work stability for the contract manufacturer and relieve the OEM from the costs of running a facility and managing and training a work force. Typically the contract manufacturer has its own quality control and quality assurance procedures. Disadvantages of these agreements include loss of control over manufacturing for the OEM, the risk of losing intellectual property and if the contracted company is foreign language and cultural barriers and long lead times can interfere with production.

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