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Top 10: Electronic Component Distributors in India

By Richa Chakravarty

Component manufacturing has not taken off in a big way in India, and till date, a significant percentage of components used by the Indian electronics industry is being imported. According to a recent survey conducted by the Department of Information Technology (DIT) in association with Electronics Industries Association of India (ELCINA), the size of the total electronics components industry was over US$ 9.2 billion in 2010, of which over 60 per cent was met through imports. Furthermore, value addition in locally manufactured components was low because of the high dependence on imported raw materials and inputs. As a result, actual local content met less than a third of total demand.

In this backdrop, component trading is a flourishing business in India. As there is no duty on imports of components, there are more traders in this segment than manufacturers in India.

The country has a strong base of distributors of electronics components—both domestic players and MNCs—making the market very competitive with the presence of a large number of domestic and international brands.

To measure the pulse of this growing segment, Electronics Bazaar has attempted to rank the leading electronic component distributors, based on their annual turnover, which has been verified from the website of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India. Since some firms’ revenue figures for the FY 2010-11 were not available, we have been compelled to rank them on the basis of their revenue during FY 2009-10. Some other companies, including the MNCs could not be included as their revenue figures for even the FY 2009-10 were not available. (Also, companies who are exclusively into the distribution of semiconductor components have been excluded from this ranking). We, therefore, believe that this is not the true picture of the industry as some key players could not disclose their revenues.

Disclaimer: While the Electronics Bazaar editorial team has taken utmost care to contact all possible sources to make the list comprehensive, we may have inadvertently left out a few companies from this list.

Note: The company profiles have been procured from their respective websites.

Rank Company Name
1 Electronika Sales Pvt Ltd
2 Avnet India Pvt Ltd
3 Ramakrishna Electro Components Pvt Ltd
4 Power Palazzo Pvt Ltd
5 WPG Electronics India Pvt Ltd
6 RS Components and Controls (India) Ltd
7 Arihant Systems and Electricals Pvt Ltd
8 Boffin Impex Pvt Ltd
9 Indian Technological Products Pvt Ltd
10 Vikas Electro Sales

Electronika Sales Pvt Ltd

Annual Revenue (2010-11) Rs 1557.6 million

Sunil Hasija, managing director

Elektronika Sales was established in 1979. It is committed to providing the complete kit of electronics components to its customers. It has its own design house and technical team offering in-house development support for OEM customers in the power, lighting and embedded systems domains.

In the lighting industry, the firm supports OEMs with the supply of LEDs, LED drivers and optics, becoming a trusted partner to many lighting fixture manufacturers. Being an ISO 9001 certified company, Elektronika focuses on quality of service to its customer. The company’s focus is on segments like automotive, metering, industrial, LEDs and lighting, computing, security identification, telecom, power and EMS. It is the authorised distributor for NXP, Vishay, Power Integration, TDK, Toshiba, Epcos, ROHM, Seoul Semiconductor, and many other major brands.

Contact details: Elektronika Sales Pvt Ltd, No 16, Narasingapuram Street, Mount Road, Chennai 600002; Ph: +91-44-28587165, +91-44-28587765; info@elektronikasales.com; www.elektronikasales.com

Avnet India Pvt Ltd

Annual Revenue (2009-10) Rs 1298.5 million

Avnet India Pvt Ltd has been the largest component distributor in India for over a decade. It is headquartered in Bengaluru, with branch offices in Delhi, Pune and Hyderabad. Avnet caters to a wide range of customers across various market segments. Committed to operational excellence, in terms of quick response times, deep customer relationships, superior supply chain capabilities and cost effective components and solutions, Avnet helps OEMs across industry verticals like telecom, consumer durables, automotive and industrial to succeed. Its value added initiatives include offering customers ready-to-manufacture product design services through Avnet design services (ADS), and vendor managed inventory programmes (VMI) through supply chain engagement. All these contribute towards making Avnet one of the fastest growing companies, with a reach that spans the globe.

Major products: Semiconductors, passive components, connectors and electro-mechanical components.

Contact details: No: 402, 4th Floor, Tower ‘B’, RMZ – Infinity, No 3, Old Madras Road, Bengaluru – 560016; Ph: (91 80) 4060 4000; Fax: (91 80) 4060 4060; india@avnet.com; www.avnet.com

Ramakrishna Electro Components Pvt Ltd

Annual Revenue (2009-10) Rs 578.5 million

Satish Luthra, CEO

The RamaKrishna Group (commonly known as the RK Group) has been engaged in the trading and distribution of semiconductors and electronic components for the last 29 years. RK has a wide sales network spread all over India. Traditionally, it has provided the highest quality of electronic components. Its focus is on precise, professional and punctual service. It believes in offering good quality, competitive prices, on time delivery and powerful technical support. The company has its sister concerns in Hong Kong, Singapore and China. It is an authorised distributor of Winbond, Nuvoton, Rohm Semiconductors, NXP Semiconductors, ST Microelectronics, Toshiba Semiconductors, Samwha, BELL India, Mitsubishi Electric Chips, etc. The company has acquired comprehensive knowhow and superior skills over a decade of high quality work. These essential qualities, coupled with the innovative, readily flexible infrastructure and manpower, enable it to respond immediately to the high tech requirements put forward by its customers.

Major products: High end semiconductors and all kinds of electronic components.

Contact details: 351, Mini Tower, Aggarwal Cyber Plaza, Netaji Subhash Palace, Pitampura, New Delhi – 110034; Ph: + 91-11-47010811-15; Fax: + 91-11-47010816; Mobile: + 91 – 9810679077; sales@rkelectro.com; www.rkelectro.com

Power Palazzo Pvt Ltd

Annual Revenue (2010-11) Rs 528.9 million

Micky Shah, director

Power Palazzo Pvt Ltd is a company with more than 20 years’ experience in supplying high quality active and passive components for the electronics and semiconductor industry. Today, the company is a multi-million dollar company aiming to assert its position as the most dominant player in the electronics industry. In the long run, the company aims to establish itself as a regional and emerging global player through fruitful collaborations with vendors and clients.

Its vision is driven by its core philosophy to provide the best, next generation components in order to meet industry’s demands of new reliable components. In line with its vision, the company continuously strives to explore new products and devices that can harness the potential of circuits to their optimum level. The company firmly believes in innovation and cutting-edge technology.

Major products: Capacitors, film capacitors, transistors and diodes.

Contact details: 402, Safal Pegasus, Near Auda Garden, Prahlad Nagar, Satellite, Ahmedabad 380051; Ph: +91 – 79 – 40065296 / 97 – 65420755; Fax: +91 – 79 – 40065298; Mobile: +91 93270 05975; support@powerpalazzo.com; Website: www.powerpalazzo.com

WPG Electronics India Pvt Ltd

Annual Revenue (2010-11) Rs 269.7 million

The company is the sales wing of its principal, WPG Electronics South Asia Pte Ltd, formerly known as WPI International Pte Ltd, which was incorporated in 1995. The latter is a leading distributor in the Asia Pacific region, offering a sophisticated, comprehensive and efficient suite of SCM services, with a wide network of sales representative offices and warehouses located close to its suppliers and customers. The company is a strategic distributor for global OEMs and CEMs due to its ability to provide a comprehensive suite of inventory management, warehousing and logistics services that help customers achieve greater cost savings and efficiency in inventory management. This differentiates it from most other regional distributors and gives it a distinctive competitive advantage.

Major products: Electronic components and semiconductor products.

Contact details: No 8, Anugraha, 17th Main, 1st Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560008; Ph: +(91)-(80)-43424444; Fax:+(91)-(80)-43424445

RS Components & Controls (India) Ltd

Annual Revenue (2009-10) Rs 190.6 million

Shiv Bhambri, CEO

RS is one of the world’s largest distributors of electronics and maintenance products, sourcing over 5,50,000 products from over 2,500 top global brands. It works closely with leading companies to continuously add to its range of new products that use the latest technologies. With over 15 branches across the country, and a 100-member field and tele-sales team backed by a very strong technical team, RS India is at the forefront of ‘small-volume high-service distribution’ in the Indian market. RS India has greatly helped the India design and prototype engineer community by its free distribution of ‘Design Spark’—the powerful PCB design software (www.designspark.com). Supporting these endeavours is its e-commerce strategy that focuses on a customer’s ‘product search to convenient order’ journey. Its extensive range of semiconductor and other maintenance products provide customers with an unparalleled choice in today’s competitive world.

Major products: Cables and connectors, electronic components, semiconductors, electrical consumables, process control and automation systems, test and measurement instruments, mechanical products and tools, and health and safety equipment.

Contact details: B-74, Sector 60, Noida 201301, Uttar Pradesh; Ph: +91-0120-4519100, Toll-free: 1800 180 7746; sales@rs-components.co.in; www.rsindia.com

Arihant Systems and Electricals Pvt Ltd

Annual Revenue (2010-11) Rs 180.7 million

Since its inception in 1987, the Arihant Group has emerged as a leading solutions provider in electrical/automation components. The company represents around 15 MNCs such as Infineon Technology, Epcos, Mersen, Vishay, Wima, Sunon, CT CONCEPT, Tyco Electonics, Rosenberg, Ametek Prestolite, Nader, Degson, etc, who are pioneering well known brand names in their respective fields. The company has a team of young, dynamic and committed professional engineers with expertise in product lines, engaged in offering solutions to industrial segments with a vision to providing the latest state-of-the-art products that fulfill its customers’ exact requirements.

The group has a strong sales network of 15 offices and 30 channel partners across the entire subcontinent, giving it unrivalled reach to end users and enabling it to provide services to over 3500 prestigious clients at their doorstep.

Major products: Active and passive components, protection components, electromechanical products and other specialised electrical and electronic products.

Contact details: Ph: 91-11-23262176, 23269011, 23274427; Fax: 91-11-23273554; info@arihantelectricals.com

Boffin Impex Pvt Ltd

Annual Revenue (2010-11) Rs 177.1 million

Based in New Delhi, the company is an Indian supplier of electronic components, electrical appliances and electrical equipment. The company is among the leading distributors of electrical components, Tamura chemicals, solder paste, bor, wire, thinner, flux, PCB ink, chip adhesives, electronic components (active/passive), diodes, resistors, capacitors, trimmers, industrial tape, and adhesives like silicon grease.

Contact details: 406, Kiran Mansion Bldg, 4834/24, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi—110002; Ph: +91-11-3252932/3278804; Fax: +91-11-3271900

Indian Technological Products Pvt Ltd

Annual Revenue (2009-10) Rs 151.5 million

Established in 1967, ITP is a global distribution company with a wide product range covering electronic components, batteries, solar products, ferrite transformers, wire harnesses and moulded cords. Its manufacturing plants at Haridwar and Gurgaon are equipped with state-of-the–art manufacturing equipment. Its monthly output of wire harnesses equals about 20 million crimped connections, – each produced to the highest quality standards. The magnetic division produces 1 million coils and transformers every month, and exports 70 per cent of its entire production.

Major products: Relays, capacitors, connectors, protection devices such as fuses and MOVs; electronic hardware and displays such as LEDs, LCDs and VFDs; acoustic components and semiconductor devices.

Contact details: 22-23, Type-B, Hartron Complex, Electronic City, Sector-18, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon – 122016; Ph: +91-124-4013647, 4013646; info@itpindia.com

Vikas Electro Sales

Annual Revenue (2010-11) Rs 104.7 million

VN Saboo, managing director

Vikas Electro Sales was established in 1985. It is an authorised distributor for Hongfa (relays) and Smartrac Technology Ltd, Thailand (BU cards, smart cards and inlays). It is a value added reseller for AdvanIDe Pte Ltd (RFID components) and NXP. It is a genuine source for components of major brands like Atmel, TI, ST, Microchip, NS, Toshiba, Fairchild, ON Semiconductors, etc.

The company aims at supplying quality products at most competitive prices. It maintains stock of components required by its customers. It believes that the customer should not suffer for want of components.

Major products: Micro controllers, contactless reader ICs, contact readers ICs, readers reference designs, semiconductors for smart cards, chip cards, etc.

Contact details: 8/18, Navjivan Commercial Premises Co-op. Soc. Ltd, Lamington Road,

Mumbai–8, Ph: +91-22-23087114 / 23081966; Fax: + 91-22-23076836; Email: vikaselectro@vsnl.net; www.vikaselectro.com

Other Leading players in India

Aaj Tech Trading Corporation

Shivani Agarwal, director

Aaj Tech Trading Corporation (ATTC) specialises in high quality connectors and has almost six years’ experience in the field. The company imports goods from across the world, and markets them under the brand names ‘YY’ and ‘Neltron’. Its major markets include the power industry, production houses and manufacturers. The company also provides OEM services to well-known companies, such as HP, NEC, Sony-GP and others. Aaj Tech has earned a good reputation among its customers for excellent service, on-time delivery and competitive prices. With the unique distinction of being able to source small connectors to meet the exact requirements of its clients, ATTC is able to ensure the best prices for its customers who manufacture various electronics products like TVs, LCDs, etc.

Major products: Connectors of various types, quality, height and in all pitches.

Contact details: K-100A, Second Floor, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi 110024, Ph: 011-46575560; 9910009227; Fax: 011-46546114; Email: info@aajtechtrading.com; Website: aajtechtrading.com

Brilliant Electro-Systems Pvt Ltd

CC Ajmera, managing director

Brilliant Electro-Systems has been supplying specialised electronics components to various defence, government, public and private organisations, since 1965. Under the leadership of CC Ajmera, the company has grown to be one of the largest suppliers of specialised electronics components in the country. It exports all types of electronics components, especially the ones that are difficult to procure. The company’s customer service is outstanding, and it offers the highest quality components at the best possible prices.

Major products: High-voltage power devices, relays, connectors, switches, space qualified components, RF, microwave, thyristors, IGBT, RBDT, diodes, MIL–S–19500, ICs and semiconductors.

Contact details: 4 Chiplunkar Bldg, Tara Temple Lane, Lamington Road, Mumbai – 400 007; Ph: +91-22-23875565 / 66336908/ +91-98217 45455; Fax: +91-22-23887063; Email: sales@brilliantelectronics.com

Cirkit Electro Components Pvt Ltd

Gulabchand S Hariya, director

The company was founded in 1990 and is one of the leading independent stocking distributors in India with 18 years’ experience. Cirkit Electro has a good reputation in the electronics industry, both at home and abroad, with a line card covering all the most popular and reputed br ands. The company is a leading vendor for power components. It has well-established relationships with all the major distributors and manufacturers in America, the EU, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. It has a team of dedicated purchasing professionals.

It provides sourcing solutions for everyday components, including obsolete, allocated, or hard-to-find parts (for which it takes a longer lead time). The company takes pride in meeting its customers’ demands and offering reasonable prices.

Major products: Power components, ICs, MOSFETs, IGBTs, triacs, SCRs, Schottky diodes, ultra fast transistors, satellites, CATV, MATV, fibre optics, hybrid ICs, telecommunications ICs, and accessories.

Contact details: Drug House Building, 54-B, Proctor Road, Mumbai – 400007; Ph: (022) 23877777 / 23800888; Fax: (022) 23879335; cirkitelectro@gmail.com; http://www.cirkitelectro.com

Digi-Key Corporation

As one of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. Digi-Key focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on time delivery, and responsiveness.

Digi-Key is a full service provider of both prototype/design and manufactures electronic components, offering more than 1.8 million products from over 440 quality name-brand manufacturers. As a testament to Digi-Key’s unparalleled commitment to service, North American Design Engineers have ranked Digi-Key No.1 for overall performance for 19 consecutive years (EE Times Distribution Study/October 2010). With global sales for 2010 surpassing $1.5 billion, Digi-Key’s sole location in North America is one of its greatest assets.

Contact Details: 701 Brooks Avenue South, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, USA; Ph: 1-800-344-4539/218-681-6674; Fax: 218-681-3380; Website: www.digikey.com

Radius Industries

Inderpreet Singh Bindra, director

Radius Industries has been in the business of electronic components for the past decade. It has launched a range of active and passive components under the brand Radcom, which today is known for its quality and prompt service.

Apart from transistors, diodes, rectifiers, bridges, schottkys and ICs,the company also offers a complete range of resistors (CFRS, MORs and chip), capacitors (electrolytic, polyester and ceramic). Radcom components are RoHS compliant and all necessary quality norms are followed in the process of their manufacturing.

Radcom has recently launched Mosfets, MOVs, NTCs and ceramic chip resistors to its existing range. Its Mosfets are very well accepted by the industry. Radius Industries also provides complete components solution for CFLs, electronic ballast and mobile chargers. The company is also focussing on LEDs for different applications.

Contact details: 011-26386843, 26383057; Fax: 26389666; rkasthana@radcomsemi.com; wwww.radcomsemi.com

Singodia Electronics Pvt Ltd

GD Saini, director

Established in 1997, Singodia Electronics Pvt Ltd is a leading electronics component distributor and stockist in India. The company focuses on providing excellent service to its customers across the world. It has plans to expand and diversify its operations and product portfolios in the next few years. It is the authorised distributor for Hongfa Relays, CDIL and Frontier Electronics Co Ltd for all their products. Besides, the company is the stockist for Atmel, AVX, Avego, Bourns, Everlight, FSC, Hornby, IR, NXP, NSC, Microchip, ON-SEMI, Omron, PI, TIS, and Vishay for all their products.

Major products: Integrated circuits, diodes, switching diodes, quartz crystal resonators, Schottky diodes, connectors, zener diodes, rectifiers, transistors, relays, MLCCs, MOVs, SCRs, Mosfets, IGBTs, fuses, LEDs, trimpots, voltage regulators, chip resistors and capacitors.

Contact details: 011-23256625, 41563008-9, 66090257, 09810069048; Email: singodia@singodia.com, singodia@airtelmail.in; Website: www.singodia.com

SMEC Electronics India Pvt Ltd

MR Chaudhari, managing director

Established in 1993, the company is into distribution of SMD passive components that are widely used in various kinds of electronics equipment, as well as in industrial, communication and consumer electronics products. Over the past one-and-a-half decades the company has attained the position of a major player in the industry, and its brand ‘SMEC’ has grown from strength to strength. It has successfully served a large number of clients nationally because of an in-depth understanding of customer behaviour and customer requirements. Its quality electronic components aim to completely satisfy its customers.

Major products: Chip capacitors, chip resistors, tantalum chip capacitors, chip inductors, ferrite beads, etc.

Contact details: Plot no. A-3, GIDC Electronics Zone, Sector-25, Gandhinagar-382016, Ph: 079 23287503/04; Fax: 079 23287505; Email: goswami@smec-inc.com, mansinh@smec-inc.com; Website: www.smec -inc.com

Tantia Electronic Co

Rohit Tantia, managing partner

Tantia Electronic Co has been serving the Indian electronics industry since 45 years, and marketing its precision quality components with great expertise and dedication. At Tantia, there is no compromise on quality; in fact, it offers the best possible prices without compromising on quality. Major quality conscious brands have been associated with Tantia for decades to get better service at no extra cost.

Tantia’s products are being used by industry giants in the fields of UPS systems, inverters, telecommunications, automobiles, consumer electronics and electronic instrumentation. The products are also exported to European countr ies. Apart from the above, Tantia Electronic Co provides a wide range of electronic products to over 2500 clients all over India and to more than 10000 over-the-counter clients that have gained confidence in its quality, prices and service.

Contact details: Tantia Electronic Co, 422, Old Lajpat Rai Market, Chandni Chowk, Delhi-110006; Ph:-91-11-23863856; Fax:-91-11-23865344; Email: info@tantiaelectronics.com, rohit@tantiaelectronics.com, Website: www.tantiaelectronics.com

Takiar Overseas (P) Ltd

Yash Paul Takiar, managing director

Takiar Overseas is a well established firm involved in the import of electronic components, mainly resistors and capacitors. Takiar’s principals lay a lot of emphasis on quality and innovation in the industry. The firm covers many electronics markets all over India through its dealer network.

Takiar’s experience with diverse markets and end-users helps it to present a spectrum of products suiting the buyer’s needs. The speed, sophistication and ingenuity of performance in meeting the requirements of its customers hasve been the driving force behind the organisation’s growth. The company’s processes are aimed at achieving a high degree of satisfaction, both with their customers and their principals.

Some of the main products in Takiar’s portfolio are electrolytic capacitors (105 deg), resistors, wire wound resistors and chip resistors. The components distributed by Takiar Overseas are being widely used in: CFLs, electronic ballasts, LED drivers, SMPS, fan regulators, weighing scales, etc.

Contact details: Takiar Overseas (P) Ltd, 3906/15, Kanhaiya Nagar, Trinagar, Delhi-110035; Ph: 011-27381207, Fax: 011-27381198, Mobile: 9811072572; sales@takiar.in.

Other key players

  • Amar Electronics
  • Arrow
  • Componix India
  • Dewan Radios Pvt Ltd
  • DS Electronics
  • Electromark Devices (Bombay) Pvt Ltd
  • Element14 India Pvt Ltd
  • Emaar Impex
  • Essen Deinki Pvt Ltd
  • Excel Eltech (India)Pvt Ltd
  • Excelpoint Systems (India) Pvt Ltd
  • Future Electronics
  • Hetav Impex
  • Innovision Components (India) Pvt Ltd
  • Insel Rectifiers (India) Pvt Ltd
  • JP Electronics
  • Key Operation Electrocomponents Pvt Ltd
  • MG Connectors
  • Micro Devices
  • Mouser Electronics
  • Myson Cabletronics
  • Network Electro Components
  • Precious Electronics
  • Premier Electronics
  • Rabyte
  • Rank Infotech
  • Saini Components Pvt Ltd
  • Saini Electronics
  • Shreejitronics
  • Shreeji Semiconductors
  • Silicom Components
  • Spectra Connectors
  • Stead Electronics (India) Pvt Ltd
  • Tomen Electronics (India) Pvt Ltd
  • Univa Technology (India) Ltd
  • Yosun India Pvt Ltd

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