As a research exercise today I listed all the EMS/CEM companies I could think of currently trading in Ireland. I focussed primarily on those with SMD Pick & Place as starting point (at least 21 companies) and adding specialist Medtech or Box build companies I counted a total of 27. Now I’m pretty sure I’ve missed a few off the list, and will update once I do a bit more serious digging, but the thing that stands out for me is the range of expertise available to companies in Ireland requiring a manufacturing partner.
Ranging across the spectrum from Prototyping/Small volume specialists, Production with Design capability, Mid-high volume production or full scale global partnerships there is a solution for any company. The beauty from a client perspective is the ability to fit into a competitive industry with scalability within a small geographic area, knowing that issues can be addressed in the same time zone and if necessary face to face with a few hours drive. This is an immense advantage to anyone in early stage development, new product launch or trying to manage Change Orders, Software or Hardware updates, Test development or customisation of products.
In addition to the “standard” Quality systems ISO9001, we have automotive and medical approved CEMS so the controls and standards are well managed and audited. This allows specialist companies that need to work with a ISO13485 (Medical) approval confidently engage with a range of local EMS/CEM for quote and selection.
Furthermore, access to design resources (Hardware/Software, CAD/CAM, Layout) is in a number of CEMS part of their inhouse skill set.
If you would like more information or to discuss EMS/CEM Companies in Ireland please feel free to contact me.