Global and China EMS and ODM Industry Report 2013-2014 studies the following aspects:
- Overview of EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) industry
- EMS and ODM downstream market
- EMS and ODM industry
- 26 EMS and ODM companies
EMS and ODM services refer to the services for brand vendors except brand marketing, including product development and design, raw material procurement, manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services. There comes EMS and ODM according to the scope of service, but the boundary between EMS and ODM is difficult to determine. Many ODM companies are engaged in EMS business, and EMS companies are also involved in design, so the EMS and ODM industry arises.
Thanks to high capacity utilization, EMS and ODM vendors are adept at controlling costs, which can speed up the shipment. Electronic products have a short lifespan, so the shipment must be done fast. The huge capacity and sound global logistics enable EMS and ODM vendors to launch products quickly. Besides, they can improve the efficiency of inventory management and procurement to take up less floating capital and space, reduce procurement costs, cut down capital expenditures and abate financial costs.
The EMS and ODM market valued about USD363.8 billion in 2013, representing a slight decrease of 0.3% over 2012, mainly due to a significant decline in the laptop shipment which is expected to drop further amid the sluggish global economic recovery in 2014. The global EMS and ODM market will fall by 2% in 2014 and rebound 1.5% to USD367.6 billion in 2015.
The EMS and ODM market covers telecommunications and network equipment, communications terminals (mobile phone), computers (including desktop PC, laptop, Tablet PC), computer peripherals (including HDD, display, printer, etc.), consumer electronics (TV sets, game consoles) , industrial electronics, automotive electronics, medical and defense electronics.
In the upcoming five years, the mobile phone market will embody the hugest growth potentials in the EMS and ODM industry. The success of Xiaomi that focuses on marketing hype and brand promotion while entirely outsources manufacturing to its contract vendors propels EMS and ODM services. Xiaomi’s remarkable achievement stimulates a large number of mobile phone companies to follow suit, which opens a wide space for EMS and ODM vendors. Samsung and LG may commission EMS and ODM vendors to conduct manufacturing partly. The EMS and ODM market size of communication terminals is expected to jump from USD30.8 billion in 2013 to USD35.2 billion in 2017.
In the global EMS and ODM industry, there are about 300-350 companies with high industrial concentration. Top eight enterprises occupy about 81% market share and seize large customers. Accordingly, medium-sized enterprises are hard to see growth.
By corporate headquarters, Taiwan acts as the core of the global electronics industry. In the world, about 75% of EMS and ODM vendors are Taiwanese companies represented by Hon Hai, Quanta, Pegatron, Compal, Wistron, Inventec, New Kinpo and Universal Scientific Industrial (ASE) successively by revenue ranking.