According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, The Electronic Manufacturing Services Market is anticipated to witness exponential growth on account of rising investments and innovation in technologies like IoT & AI.
Manufacturing companies are steadily adopting automation and smart manufacturing techniques to enhance their production capabilities, reduce operational costs and develop high-quality products.
Incorporation of industrial robots for smart production could enhance operational performance of industrial unit and minimize human intervention. In November 2017, Asteelflash introduced a pilot program for its production facility in California for the creation of smart factory. The program would include installation of collaborative robots and connected equipment to increase productivity and generate real-time data.
Growing inclination towards smart home devices coupled with increasing integration of Internet of Things (IoT) & artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in consumer appliances may drive electronic manufacturers to adopt EMS. Considering these aspects, Global Market Insights, Inc., estimates that the electronic manufacturing services market could reach $650bn by the year 2026.
The Electronic Manufacturing Services Market from the medical & healthcare application segment is poised to register a CAGR of over four percent through 2026. This appreciable growth rate is characterized mainly by the rapid digitalization of medical devices and surgical machinery. For instance, Bigfoot has developed a novel medical system, designed to offer continuous glucose monitoring capability and on-demand delivery of insulin to patients with varying diabetic conditions.
The solution includes a sensor-based wearable medical device, a data processing engine as well as an insulin dosage calculator for fully automated glucose management and delivery. Such endeavours are anticipated to significantly expedite the demand for EMS solutions in the medical domain, as the focus on delivering secure and safe treatments intensifies.
In addition to this, the growing adoption of real-time monitoring devices and systems in the healthcare sector is enhancing the need for effective PCB assembly through EMS, which is in turn likely to augment industry outlook over the projected timeframe. Key medtech entities such as Philips Healthcare, Fresenius Medical Care, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, and GE Healthcare, among others are making collaborative efforts with EMS solution providers to facilitate cost-efficient production of advanced medical devices.
For instance, Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Division partnered up with Jabil in 2018, for the manufacture of invasive surgical devices and orthopaedical devices. This joint effort not only enabled the companies to enhance medical device production but is also anticipated to help J&J achieve savings of nearly $600 million to $800 million by 2022.
The logistics segment held nearly five percent of the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry share in 2019 and is expected to depict commendable growth at a three percent CAGR through 2026. This growth is attributed largely to the rising investment by EMS solution provides in logistics and transportation operations, in order to facilitate on-time deliveries and mitigate any potential service defects stemming from improper transportation.
The global Electronic Manufacturing Services Market consists of several key players offering logistics services, including SIIX Corporation, Kitron ASA, KENCO, and Syrma Technology, among others. Additionally, the ongoing trend of highly priced technical products has urged consumer electronics producers to engage third-party logistics services. This collaboration with contract manufactures will enable the companies to expand their global presence whilst ensuring quick and timely deliveries.
The consumer electronics sector, particularly in the APAC region is undergoing a major shift in manufacturing trends, mainly due to the current political tensions between China and the United States. Numerous electronics producers, including Samsung, have moved their operations bases to countries such as Vietnam and India, when the first visible fallouts from the tensions first came to light.
Moreover, lucrative policies implemented by the government of India, such as the Foreign Direct Investment initiative are providing foreign players ample opportunities to establish a manufacturing presence in the region. These favorable policies coupled with an abundance of cheap labor and raw material supply in the region will add impetus to electronic manufacturing services market expansion over the estimated timeline.