In this article we introduce several PCB and PCBA manufacturers, however they may not be the perfect match for your specific product. Our Starter Package also includes a list of handpicked suppliers, according to your specs and needs. Click here to learn more!
Planning to manufacture electronics? In this article, we list some of China’s leading Printed Circuit Board (PCB) suppliers, both for mass production and prototyping.
In addition, we also cover some of the basics of PCB manufacturing, including:
- What is the difference between PCB and PCBA?
- PCB specifications
- PCB design software
- PCB prototypes
What is the difference between PCB and PCBA?
The PCB (Printed Circuit Board) is the layered board itself, without assembled components. PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) refers to the PCB itself, but with all components mounted.
If you browse suppliers on Globalsources.com and Alibaba.com, you’ll find many suppliers claiming to offer ‘PCBA’ or ‘PCBA service’. This signals that the supplier is not only making the printed circuit board itself, but can also manage the following:
- Make pre-production prototypes
- Procure components (i.e., CPUs and memory) from other suppliers
- Manufacture the PCBs
- Assemble the components on the PCBs
In other words, a PCBA supplier can offer a one stop solution for OEM electronics manufacturing, while a PCB manufacturers only make the board.
Which PCB design software should we use?
There are several, both free and paid, PCB design tools. Below follows a few examples:
Can we order a single PCBA prototype?
Yes, many PCBA suppliers offer prototyping services. However, you must provide a complete product specification, including the following:
- PCB file
- Bill of materials
- Casing CAD file (if necessary)
- List of applicable standards (i.e., UL or EN standards)
Electronics / PCB Regulations
Electronic products are subject to various safety,heavy metals and performance standards. To ensure that your product meets these requirements, electronic products must be ‘designed for compliance’ from the ground up.
- Low Voltage Directive (Electrical Safety)
- Radio Equipment Directive (Communication)
- EMC Directive (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
- RoHS (Component heavy metals restrictions)
US Regulations / Standards
Megatone Electronics Corp.
Mr. Sam Hu established Megatone Electronics Corp. in 1972 as a manufacturer of portable radios. However, in the last few decades, the company also started manufacturing several other electronics products including PCB and PCBA.
They now have two manufacturing plants, one based in Dongguan, Mainland China and the other in Taipei. More than 200 people work in their manufacturing plants, while the company also claims to be ISO 13845 and ISO 9001 certified.
They offer a wide range of PCB products that include:
- GPS tracking devices
- Backend telecom switchboards
- Laboratory equipment
- MP3 FM Transmitters
- Compact Flash Adapters
- Security Systems with Remote Controls
In total, they manufacture more than 40 electronic products for several industries like healthcare, security, telecommunications, Industrial, and power management.
In addition, they also offer services for design, prototyping, logistics, quality control, and materials management.
Other than that, their services also include cable assembly and plastic injection. They also offer OEM and ODM services.
Address: Megatone Electronics Corp., Taipei
Hornic Corporation was founded in 1990 as a manufacturer and exporter of electronics products including PCBs, cable assemblies, SMTs, etc. They sell their products under their own brand name HORNIC, but also offers OEM and ODM services to clients.
They’re mostly known for their PCB assemblies for interface cards, computer, household electrical appliances, and other industrial products.
Here are some of their manufactured products:
- D/D sub-cable assemblies
- PCB design services
- Slide switches
- PCB assemblies
- LVDs cable assemblies
They’ve multiple factories located in Taipei, with a total area of 13000+ square meters.
More than 70% of their products are for exports. Some of their well-known global clients include Panasonic, Molex Incorporation, and Velleman Component, N.V,
Hornic Corporation claims to be ISO 9001:2000 certified. The company also claims to meet SA, FCC, CE, and UL safety standards.
The minimum limit for an order is 500 products, while the delivery time is less than 45 days.
Address: 6F-1, No. 10, Cheng Teh Road, Sec. 3, Taipei
BCP Technologies Inc
Founded in 1991, BCP Technologies Inc. is a leading manufacturer of communication and electronics products including PCB.
According to the company, they’re UL tested and certified for bare PCBs, as well as several other products that include:
- Double-sided boards
- PCB assembly
- High-density multilayer boards
- Rigid-flex boards
- UHF boards
- Aluminum baseboards
- FR-4 PCBs
- Copper PCBs
- Immersion gold PCBs
In total, you have an option to choose from 110 different products, mostly different versions of PCBs. For example, you can choose from 2-layer to 42-layer PCBs.
BCP Technologies offer both ODM and OEM services to their clients. They also claim to have ISO 9001: 1994, ISO 14001: 2004 and QS 9000 certifications.
They have a large factory with a monthly capacity of over 300,000 products and employ more than 500 people.
Address: 7F-2, No. 181, Fu Hsing N. Road, Sung San, Taipei
Trio Engineering Co. Ltd
Trio Engineering Co. Ltd specializes in OEM PCB assemblies and other similar electronic products. They also claim to have passed several quality standard tests like UL, RoHS, CSA, IEC, and VDE.
In addition, the company also claims to be ISO certified.
Founded in 1983 as a trader in technical parts, Trio Engineering emerged as one of the largest manufacturers of PCB assemblies in the last couple of decades.
Even though the head office of the company is based in Hong Kong, but their mega factory is based in Guangzhou, Mainland China. They currently employ more than 1,500 people.
They’re most known for their following products:
- PCB assemblies
- Switch mode power supplies
- Magnetic components
- Custom-tooled plastic and metal assemblies
- Smart battery chargers
In total, you can choose from 12 PCB assemblies and three magnetic components.
They also offer OEM and ODM services, and according to the manufacturer, meets all quality requirements for Europe and North America.
Address: Block J, 5F, Phase 2, Kaiser Estate, 51 Man Yu Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Guangdong Hetong Technology Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1999, Guangdong Hetong Technology Co., Ltd is a leading manufacturer and exporter of different types of PCBs. They manufacture both single and double-sided PCBs, MCPCBs, multilayer PCBs, carob boards, and LED Light base PCBs.
They have two large factories based in Guangdong, Mainland China. One specializes in manufacturing single-sided PCBs, while the other produces double-sided and multi-layer PCBs. They currently employ more than 800 people.
They’re also a provider of PCBs to some of the well-known global brands like Panasonic, Oppel, Cooler Master, HP, Toshiba, Huawei, and Dell.
According to the company, they’re ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified, while their products are successfully tested for CQC, RoHS, cUL, and UL quality standards.
Even though they offer both OEM and ODM services, but they also market their products under their own brand names of Hetong and HT.
Address: Jiasheng Industrial Zone, Guanlong Road, Dongcheng District, Dongguan, Guangdong, China (523000)
BLD Electronic Co., Ltd.
BLD Electronic Co., Ltd is a well-known manufacturer and exporter of PCB and PCB assembly. They’re most known for their high-precision single-side PCBs and several other products that include:
- Double-sided multi-layer PCBs
- LED aluminum PCBs
- Flexible PCBs
In addition, they also offer OEM and ODM PCB manufacturing, PCB assembly, and PCB design service.
Founded in 2002, BLD electronics went through several expansions and now produce 600,000 square meters of PCBs every year.
They also claim to have several certifications like ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS:18001:2007, TS 16949:2009, MIL-P-55110, and CQCIPC-A-600F.
They promise a delivery time of 7 to 9 days for standard order and 15 days for bigger orders.
Some of their well-known clients include Lenovo, Haier, Gree, Emerson, Dell, Magna, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW.
Address: No.13-1Youquan Road, Zhanqian Street, Jinzhou District, Dalian, China
Shenzhen Kingsheng PCBA Tech. Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Kingsheng PCBA Tech. Co., Ltd is a well-known PCB assembly manufacturer and exporter based in Guangdong, China.
They also offer other custom design electronics manufacturing, as well as OEM and ODM services. All of their manufactured products are for exports, mainly to Europe.
Founded in 2005, their PCB assemblies are designed for different industries that include consumer products, healthcare, automotive, industrial, communication, and computing.
Some of their most popular products include:
- Security PCBA
- GPS PCBA
- Meter PCBA
- Car Alarm System PCBA
- Medical PCBA
- Flexible PCBA
- LED Circuit Board
- Multilayer PCBA
They provide PCB assemblies to some of the well-known brands that include Intel, JST, Atmel, Cytech, ST, HRS, and several more.
They also offer services like in-circuit testing, function testing, PCB design, and more.
They have a large factory with 8 automatic FUJI SMT lines and a separate DIP assembly workshop.
Address: Floor 2, Building 6, The 3rd Industrial Zone of Tangtou, Shiyan, Baoan District, Shenzhen, GuangDong, China 518108
Sourcing PCB and PCBA Suppliers on Alibaba and Globalsources
There are hundreds of PCB and PCBA suppliers in China, mainly in Guangdong province, most of which are listed on Globalsources.com and Alibaba.com. I suggest that you use this checklist when selecting suppliers:
- Product Scope (PCB and/or PCBA)
- Test Reports
- ISO 9001 Certification
- Factory Audit Reports
- Registered Capital (Min. 5,000,00 RMB)