The global PCB market achieved sales of 76 billion USD in 2019, thereof 55 % in China, 11 % in Taiwan, 10 % in South Korea, 7 % in Japan and 8 % in Thailand and Vietnam together. America’s PCB sales amounted to 4 % of the total turnover, Europe achieved 3 % and the rest of the world 2 % of global PCB sales.
After years of declining sales, the PCB market thus showed again growth of 1.4 % in 2019 after 5.6 % in 2018.
With regards to the global sales, the market is dominated by the 3 ‘C’s (computing, communication and consumer), but it predominantly serves the segments Industry, Automotive and Aviation in Europe.
Source: N.T. Information Ltd. (NTI)
SCHWEIZER Value Chain
Our core business is the production of PCBs, manufactured according to customer specifications and requirements. SCHWEIZER supports the entire product life cycle, from the prototype stage to mass production. The provision of a comprehensive range is essential to the company's strengthening of its market position. For this reason, the company's portfolio extends beyond the mere manufacture of products to include services that provide the customer with extensive support and advice.
The set-up of the new division Systems is the logical consequence of increasing customer requirements, experience, know-how and our new solution possibilities for Embedding-Technologies (Technologies for integrating active components into a PCB).
A comprehensive solution-portfolio and excellent production skills enable SCHWEIZER to increase the added value and thus to improve the performance of systems. Customers benefit from system solutions with regards to tailored form factors, improved electrical- and thermal performance, the possibility of active IP protection and increased reliability. All these advantages are targeted at further reducing the system’s cost.
Particularly in the automotive industry, for applications in the field of electric motors, there is an increasing demand for such solutions. The same applies to high power applications, which are increasingly in demand in the target market Industry. Target applications primarily include converters and inverters as well as drive controls for electric motors. To complete its product range, SCHWEIZER is also working with manufacturers of semiconductors and electric motors as well as with a number of technical institutes.
The division Electronic continues to focus on the development, production and sale of high-quality PCBs. Its commanding position as a leading manufacturer of printed circuit boards and provider of innovative solutions and services for automotive, solar, industry and aviation electronics is ideal foundation for stability and future growth.
This division possesses recognised core competencies, has gradually established an excellent customer base and is synonymous with the SCHWEIZER brand. For more than 165 years, customers have been benefiting from the company's quality, reliability and advisory skills.
In Schramberg, the company has created a technology site in which a high level of development expertise goes hand in hand with rapid and flexible production. While the R&D division forms the basis for the company's innovations, the size and capacity of the production facilities enable rapid and flexible processing of small to medium output volumes, which constitutes the best possible utilisation of this location's capacities. SCHWEIZER is able to put innovations into series production at a very swift rate, and has thus established itself as a first-choice supplier for a multitude of customers.
SCHWEIZER entered into a partnership with MEIKO in order to support the entire product life cycle and to be able to offer solutions to customers requiring high delivery volumes. With MEIKO, SCHWEIZER has joined forces with a competent, owner-operated company, which not only assumes responsibility for the manufacture of high-volume PCB orders, but also has technology plants in Japan covering a range of key innovations.
You will find PCBs of premium quality and of big variety in our Products & Solutions category.