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News about the progress of my work

29. November 2018 EMS seminar in Tallinn/Estonia

In connection with the Estonian Electronics Industries Association a seminar about high tech electronics was organized in Tallinn/Estonia on 29. November 2018. In the key note speech Weiss Engineering gave an overview about the EMS industry in Europe, explained in detail the development of this industry in Eastern Europe and showed, where the majority of the orders in Eastern Europe come from. Chances of EMS companies in Eastern Europe were highlighted and an overview of the development in Estonia was given.

The attendance by 112 people showed the attractiveness of the seminar. Besides five professors of Universities and ten representatives of different Estonian ministries, experts from the EMS electronics industry, their suppliers and their customers (OEM) from Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, France and Germany took the time to come to Tallinn.

The presentation of Sergey Zorin of the Russian Developers and Manufacturers Association caught special attention, as he gave an overview of the Russian electronics market as well as the EMS companies in Russia.

15. November 2018 Special edition of the EMS press revue at "Electronica"

Due to many news about M&A activities in the European EMS industry, a special edition of the in4ma press revue was released during the exhibition "Electronica" in Munich. The in4ma press revue of Weiss Engineering is a free service of Weiss Engineering to the decision makers in the EMS industry in German language. Important information from the EMS industry are collected and distributed to people who signed up to the in4ma press revue (in4ma@gmx.de) in a quarterly issue.

This is not commercials about who bought which machine, as it is practiced in some online media. Only real information, which is important to understand the European EMS industry is published on three to five pages. The press revue has a high attractiveness within the EMS industry and even OEM start signing up for it. It is supplied as a PDF-file by email.

19. September 2018 Revision 2 of the EMS balance sheet analyses

After the EMS workshop, the second revision of the study balance sheet analyses with additional numbers for thee German EMS and the analysis of the big EMS in Austria has been released. All buyers of the original study EMS Balance sheet analyses automatically get the revisions free of charge. This study is an ideal tool to benchmark your own balance sheet and P&L against different groups of EMS (by revenues) and understand how the different revenue groups in Austria and Germany perform. This study (in German) as a PDF-File with 82 pages is available for 960,- Euro (in4ma@gmx.de)

17. September 2018 The EMS Workshop 2018 was the EMS event of the year

85 people, nearly all of the employees, managing directors and owners, attended the EMS workshop 2018 in Munich. Starting with a speech of the Chief economist of Bank Julius Bär about the global economy development, followed by a detailed overview of the EMS industry, explaining as well structural changes between East and West Europa and interesting facts about the balance sheets and P&L of the EMS industry, this event again had a high attractiveness. 98% of the attendees are certain to attend the next workshop in 2020 again. This event is unbeatable in price, as only 450,-Euro were charged and as an additional asset, nearly 200 foils of the presentations were given as a handout.  This handout is available for non-participants at a price of 300,-Euro (in4ma@gmx.de). 

28. Juli 2018 Weiss Engineering with own homepage www.in4ma.de

It took some time but finally it was released: www.in4ma.de. Still not prefect but with continuous improvements. Sneak in regularly, it is useful. As well you can have a look on my LinkedIn profile and connect with me in order to stay tuned on the various articles about the European EMS industry which I regularly publish there. 

23. Juli 2018 Revision 1 of the study EMS balance sheet analyses released

The report on the analyses of the balance sheets and P/L of the German EMS companies is finished. The report classifies the companies in six different revenue groups and is an ideal source for the EMS industry so benchmark their own results against the largest EMS county group in Europe.

7. June 2018 16. EMS-Day in Würzburg/Germany

 The 16. EMS-Day of the electronics magazine Elektronikpraxis was a success. A record was set with 77 participants of which the majority came from the EMS industry. Weiss gave a presentation about the European EMS industry, which was well taken. The EMS-Day is in German.

28. Mai 2018 in4ma study EMS balance sheet analyses June 2018 published

The annual reports of the German EMS industry, subdivided into six different revenue groups were carefully analyzed and summarized in the new study EMS Balance sheet analyses. This study is an ideal tool to benchmark your own results with other EMS companies in the same revenue group and use real data for your business plan and improvement plan rather than intuition.

12. March 2018 The EMS annual statistics 2017 is ready

117 EMS companies participated in the annual EMS survey and returned the questionnaire, a new record. They reported revenues of 4.69 Billion Euro with 21,729 employees, which equals a plus in revenues of 5.2%. The total growth rate for Europe will be less, it is normal that companies which did not have a good result prefer not to answer the questionnaire. All participants received the report with many valuable information free of charge.

30. January 2018 List of European EMS in in4ma Database exceeds 1.600 EMS companies.

 

The in4ma database on European EMS exceeded the 1.600 mark after long and intensive search using different kind of tools to find them. Still we think that there is about 150 companies missing, mainly small companies. Nevertheless, a small company of today can be a big player tomorrow and needs to be included into the annual screening/analysis as well. We are now publishing the actual numbers of EMS manufacturers in the database on our homepage.

2. January 2018 EMSNOW has a new Columnist for the European EMS industry 

 After the meeting with the publisher of the online  EMS magazine EMSNOW at Productronica, Dieter Weiss and Eric Miscoll agreed for Weiss to become the Columnist for EMSNOW and regularly report about the European EMS industry. www.emsnow.com