Five years have passed since NCAB Group started to apply a sustainability strategy which introduced principles to ensure the company conducted its business in a sustainable fashion. This newsletter looks at the significance of that move for NCAB, its employees and customers.
The reliability of the PCBs at the heart of an electronics product are key to ensuring that the product performs as it is designed to. If a PCB fails, the likelihood is that the product will cease to function. This newsletter focuses on ways of attaining the desired reliability.
NCAB has a presence in many major markets across Europe. So, in this issue of our newsletter, we will be focusing on the electronics industry in Europe. We will be tracing developments to date and looking ahead to developments going forward. We asked Jon Barrett, chief editor of the electronic magazine Electronic Sourcing, to share […]
It has been more than six years now since NCAB Group first set up operations in the United States. Much has happened during this time, and this issue of the newsletter takes a closer look at the U.S. market, which has been undergoing a period of great uncertainty. To help us with that, we turned […]
The physical appearance of a PCB is largely determined by the components that it is designed to accommodate. Components are shrinking in size and the consumer electronics industry has for some time been driving what has become a general trend towards miniaturisation, with an increasing number of features having to be accommodated on a […]
Technology and electronics are often associated with overconsumption, ever increasing electronic waste and a detrimental impact on the environment. But today we are seeing that advancements in technology are also contributing towards building a more sustainable, resource efficient society for the future. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH UK VERSION) » DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH US VERSION) » NEWSLETTER […]
NCAB Group has a strong presence in China. This to ensure their production is geared towards producing the best possible quality PCBs. The task is extensive and many faceted, includes being present in the factories, having dedicated NCAB focused teams among factory staff and carrying out regular audits and other follow-ups. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH UK […]
The trend in electronics development is heading towards physically smaller and technically more advanced products. The growing need for more electronics to be fitted into smaller spaces has led to a demand for more advanced PCBs, which in turn requires even higher precision in the design of the PCB. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH UK VERSION) » […]
The NCAB Group has embraced a sustainability strategy since 2014, this means that they have seen the company commit to a responsible approach in every aspect of its operations – socially, environmentally and ethically.
In this issue, we look more closely at the PCB manufacturing industry and its development in different countries and regions in Asia. Historically, China has been dominant and is still so now, but the industry is also seeing growth elsewhere. We reflect on the way it is developing and present NCAB Group’s view of where […]
Investing in one’s employees is not just about being an attractive employer. For a knowledge-based company like NCAB, commitment and competence are key prerequisites for success and must always be kept at their peak. If you fall short on those fronts, you will be unable to create value for customers. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH UK VERSION) […]
What lies round the corner? It is of course impossible for anyone to know with absolute certainty, however it’s important for businesses to examine their environment in detail in search of likely future developments. To gain inspiration and tips on what can be worth including in such an analysis, we turned to the NCAB Group’s […]
Anyone can buy PCBs in China, but how do you attain the right quality at the lowest total cost? NCAB Group has long taken full responsibility for the quality and delivery reliability, while customers benefit from the company’s strong and extensive purchasing power. But how does NCAB use its local presence in China to realise […]
To adopt a serious and responsible approach towards the environment, employees and the community, both local and beyond, has become a major factor that drives profitability. Scandals can, in contrast quickly attract global attention and threaten the survival of businesses. With the conviction that it is not only morally right, but also good for business, […]
Economic growth in China has slowed down and we have seen dramatic stock market losses and shifts in exchange rate policy. Since a large part of NCAB’s manufacturing is in China, we are, in this edition, focusing our attention on what is happening with the Chinese economy. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH) » NEWSLETTER IN OTHER LANGUAGES […]
Security is key in the electronics industry. It is vital that users can rely on the finished products when considering factors such as fire and electrical safety, which means that both the PCB and the materials they contain must measure up to the highest standards. To ensure that the boards do conform, it has become […]
Prejudice says that the acquisition of printed circuit boards in Asia involves risks in terms of quality and delivery reliability. We tell the story of a company that has found that the outsource production of printed circuit boards, correctly managed, actually offers a way to improve quality and the reliability of their deliveries. At the […]
How do you go about purchasing reliable and durable PCBs at the lowest possible cost? A key success factor is to provide the prospective suppliers with accurate and clear specifications, and to keep a close eye on the quality of the boards once they are in production. This in turn requires the parties involved to […]
Our newsletters are published four times a year and they are an effective way to spread and share the collective knowledge that we have within the NCAB Group. Today, these newsletter are published in 10 languages and reach approximately 40 markets and 3000 customers worldwide. We are constantly striving to keep both a technical and […]
By taking a firm and comprehensive grip on its sustainability work, the NCAB Group is declaring its intention to assume responsibility for the social and environmental consequences of its operations. It also encompasses a desire to hand over a healthy world to future generations, but NCAB’s management also maintains that it is good for business. […]
Modern electronic products are expected to offer more and more advanced functions, while the products themselves are becoming smaller and smaller. This puts greater demands on the PCB design and also the aspects relating to the PCB manufacturing process. There are two key factors for the successful production of high quality advanced PCBs; firstly, making […]
The NCAB Group continuously maps events on the PCB market. Its findings are compiled and presented in the quarterly NCAB Group Market Watch report, used both internally, within the organisation and also made available to NCAB’s customers. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH) » NEWSLETTER IN OTHER LANGUAGES Chinese Dansk Deutsch Español Français Polski Русский Suomeksi Svenska
Every year, NCAB group invites a number of its customers to participate in a Production Insight Trip to the city of Shenzhen in China. As the name suggests, these trips are designed to give participants a broad and practical understanding of the PCB manufacturing process and of NCAB’s operations in China. The programme comprises visits […]
Developments within the components industry are of course of crucial importance for the PCB industry, but they also have implications for the future of the Electronics industry as a whole. In order to get a picture of how developments in the components industry is progressing, we turned to Anders Pettersson, Technical Marketing Manager at ST […]
During the past ten years the quantities of PCBs on purchase orders placed with PCB manufacturers have gradually lessened, while the number of different designs per order have increased. This has come about as a result of shorter product life cycles, customers’ need for greater flexibility, more rapid time to profit and a reluctance to tie-up capital. This trend is becoming more pronounced each year, with the entire supply chain now having to adapt, this applies to systems, as well as the choice of factories.
Prototypes play a decisive role on the road from the drawing board to finished PCB. We asked Mark Tomba, in charge of PCB purchases at Stoneridge Electronics, to describe their approach with regard to PCB prototyping and what is important for them. He strongly underlines the importance of quality and short lead times.
It took 18 years of negotiations, but in August 2012, Russia became a member of the World Trade
Organisation, WTO. This marked the first serious step towards the integration of this massive federation,
the size of a continent and the ninth biggest economy in the world, into the world economy. But what is
it like to do business in Russia and what is happening in the electronics sector there? We’ll be taking a
closer look at these questions in this issue of ”In Focus”.
As suppliers of key components to the electronics industry, it is extremely important to understand where this sector is heading. This, of course, applies to technical developments, the way suppliers in the industry interact with each other, as well as where and how development and manufacturing takes place. To try and answer some of these questions, this issue of “In Focus” has turned to two interesting names within the Nordic Electronics market: Mikael Joki, Managing Director of Eskilstuna Elektronikpartner and on the board of the Swedish Electronics Trade Association, as well as Mats Andersson, Sales Director at Data Respons.
As NCAB enter the American PCB market, we asked Gene Weiner, a true veteran of the global PCB industry to gain an impartial insider report. Read the interview with him in our newsletter In Focus No 3.
China’s rapid growth during the past decade and the NCAB Group’s desire to manufacture high-quality
and increasingly more technically demanding PCB’s at competitive prices have been instrumental in
the NCAB Group’s continued success within its markets. Since China’s economy has a major impact on
us all today, we are devoting this “In Focus” issue to examining the current economic situation in China
and looking at possible developments in the future.
Like many things, PCB production leaves a footprint on our global environment as well as the local
community. It is therefore crucial that the NCAB Group takes responsibility for sustainability both within
its own organization and at its factories.
Location, location, location….. being where the customer is – that perhaps is the most crucial
component in the NCAB Group’s customer offering. With local companies assuming responsibility for
customer relations and for monitoring orders and deliveries, NCAB is able to guarantee that the needs
of each individual customer will be met.
PCBs from the NCAB Group deliver a quality level that can more than pay for itself over time. With an
industry unique product specification that sets exceptional standards and stringent quality control,
combined with a high level of purchasing power, ensures the factories do adapt to achieve the NCAB
Chris Nuttall has been in charge of quality and technology issues at the NCAB Group Since early 2011. He believes that attaining the highest possible quality can be only be achieved by focusing on all the individual details – from design input through process improvements and onto delivery. So far, the figures are pointing in […]
The European electronics branch is undergoing major changes in the wake of the financial crisis. The NCAB Group’s Vice President, Martin Magnusson sums up developments and tells about the NCAB Group’s plans for the future and what those will mean for customers. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH) » OTHER LANGUAGES Dansk Deutsch Español Polski Русский Suomeksi Svenska
Developments in China are having an increasingly significant impact on our branch. The PCB industry there has grown very rapidly since 2000 and today China is the biggest producer of PCBs in the world. In this newsletter, head of the NCAB Group’s operations in China, Jack Kei, gives us his view of developments there. DOWNLOAD […]
The entire PCB industry is undergoing a process of recovery, with the NCAB Group at the absolute forefront in terms of growth, having doubled its turnover during the fi rst half of 2010 compared to the corresponding period last year. This brings new possibilities to build further on the company’s unique concept. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH) […]
Thanks to China’s expansion of its 3G network, there was no significant drop in the production of PCBs during 2009, despite the deep recession. With the upturn in the economy, full capacity has quickly been achieved right across the manufacturing chain. DOWNLOAD PDF (ENGLISH) » OTHER LANGUAGES Dansk Deutsch Español Polski Русский Suomeksi Svenska
About three years ago we interviewed a number of key customers to build a picture of how our deliveries were experienced in practice. The answers all pointed in the same direction: We want you to keep a better track of our PCBs. We don’t want any middlemen who cause delay, confusion and add costs. The […]