Analysis of First Quarter 2017

    6/15/2017 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

    The connector industry shipped $1.365 billion more this quarter than the same period in 2016 for a sales increase of +10.8%. Orders booked were $14.565 billion versus $12.640 billion in 1Q16 for a +15.2% increase.

    The World Cable Assembly Market

    5/12/2017 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

    The worldwide market for cable assemblies was $139.7 billion in 2016. The cable assembly market grew 4.2% in 2016. The worldwide growth included North America up 2.8%, Europe up 5.5%, Japan down 6.4%, China was up 12.1%, Asia Pacific was down 3.0% and ROW was up 4.9%.

    North American Cable Assembly Manufacturers

    3/13/2017 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

    Bishop recently completed a new report and database on the North American Cable Assembly Manufacturers. The North American cable assembly manufacturers number 1105 companies in this report and had 2015 annual worldwide revenues of $65,850 million. The largest company is Sumitomo with worldwide sales of $12,850 million. The top ten companies in this report have combined worldwide sales of $44,725 million representing 67.9% of the identified revenues.

    Identifying the Top 10 Connector Companies – It’s Harder Than You Think

    2/14/2017 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

    The first step is to identify the most successful companies. We believe identifying the top 10 companies, using different definitions of what constitutes top 10, is the logical starting point for identifying the best connector suppliers.

    2016 Acquisitions of Interconnect Companies

    1/17/2017 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

    The connector industry has seen many acquisitions within the industry since the mid-1990s. In the last ten years, there have been 187 acquisitions, an average of nearly 19 acquisitions per year.

    Top 10 Market Share by Region

    12/20/2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

    The 10 largest connector companies had combined 2015 sales of $30 billion, or 57.7% of world connector demand. The table below identifies the top 10 and their 2015 sales by geographic region.

    Top 10 Connector Manufacturers – 2015 Results

    11/18/2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

    The 10 largest connector companies had combined 2015 sales of $30 billion, or 57.7% of world connector demand. The following table identifies the top 10 as defined by total world connector sales for 2015.

    Commercial Aviation

    10/25/2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

    The worldwide demand for commercial airliners is booming. In 2015, Boeing and Airbus combined built a total of 1,397 aircraft. According to the Wall Street Journal, both companies are putting in automation on their production lines, from robots to exoskeletons for the workers, to increase their output. They intend to increase their unit volume production by about 33% each year until 2020 to reach a combined output of 1,800 planes per year (an average of 150 planes per month). They are each currently producing an average of 58 planes per month.

    Top 10 Suppliers for Quality Products

    9/30/2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

    Bishop & Associates has completed its biennial U.S. customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A total of 390 of your peers answered 19 questions relating to important issues such as quality, pricing, delivery, lead times, technical support, and more.

    Market Update: Commercial Aviation

    8/11/2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

    The worldwide demand for commercial airliners is booming. In 2015, Boeing and Airbus combined built a total of 1,397 aircraft. According to the Wall Street Journal, both companies are putting in automation on their production lines, from robots to exoskeletons for the workers, to increase their output. They intend to increase their unit volume production by about 33% each year until 2020 to reach a combined output of 1,800 planes per year (an average of 150 planes per month). They are each currently producing an average of 58 planes per month.

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