Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS), also called Electronics Contract Manufacturing (ECM), is a concept referring to an in-house manufacturing solution for electronics. The company or manufacturer handles the component sourcing, the design, manufacturing, testing and distribution of the electronics. The company can also handle the repair of the non-function electronic components – or the returning of the same for replacement.
If there is one EMS company that can offer those services and more, it is Cape EMS Manufacturing. This article is a review of the different services the company offers.
What is Cape EMS Manufacturing Senai?
It is an Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider, based in Senai, in Malaysia. Formerly known as Cape EMS Manufacturing (M) Berhad, Cape EMS Berhad as it is now known, provides extensive EMS solutions both in Malaysia and abroad.
If you have always wanted to outsource the design and optimization of your electronics, including Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), this is one of the companies that should come to mind.
History of the Company
Let us go back in time and see how the company started operating. The company started operating in 1999, after the launch of the headquarters. Today, the capabilities of the headquarters include the provision of inclusive EMS solutions from its 120,000 square feet production area and 80,000 square feet of warehouse area.
For the manufacturing capabilities, it is dedicated to the Cape EMS Manufacturing (M) SDN BHD, which is the second plant of the company. Here, the company has a factory area of 35,000 square feet and up to 90 employees.
Cape EMS Manufacturing also has a sourcing and trading division, which overlooks the purchase of the right components for the electronics to be manufactured.
Although Cape EMS Berhad focuses on the main business of being an investment holding company, it is able to facilitate the provision of extensive EMS solutions through the subsidiaries.
The Types of EMS Solutions Offered by Cape EMS Manufacturing
When it comes to the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) available at any of the Cape EMS Manufacturing facilities, there are quite a lot of them.
These services include but are not limited to:
- The sourcing and supply of electronic products and related parts/components.
- Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and;
- Aluminum die casting
The EMS Solutions
In terms of the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS), Cape EMS Manufacturing ensures that the utmost quality and standards are used in every step of the way.
It is important to point out here that this company offers top-of-the-range contract manufacturing services for the end-to-end manufacturing services.
The following is a breakdown of what to expect from this company, EMS-wise:
1. Turnkey EMS Solutions
Although the concept of EMS specifies the provision of all-around services for electronic product productions, this company extends it.
The priority for turnkey EMS solutions helps Cape EMS Manufacturing to provide complete box build electronic products.
2. Component Sourcing
Cape EMS Manufacturing also offers one of the most important EMS solutions – sourcing or procuring the components for you.
The partnership with some of the best component vendors and suppliers makes the sourcing of these parts a stress-free process.
3. Product Assembly and Testing
Cape EMS Manufacturing Senai also assembles, couples or places the relevant components/parts on the electronic products’ circuit boards.
The company also tests these components to validate their being in a good working condition before shipping.
4. Product Shipping
The finished electronic products, after the assembly and testing, would now be packaged for a direct shipment to the customers.
In all these processes, Cape EMS Manufacturing is professional about it and would be willing to engage the customers where need be.
Cape EMS Manufacturing’s Supply Chain
Ever wondered what the supply chain or distribution channel is like at Cape EMS Manufacturing? The company has both the direct and indirect distribution channels. The choice of the one to go totally depends on what the use case is.
For the direct channels, Cape EMS Manufacturing collaborates with both the manufactures and product owners to facilitate the shipping of the electronic products.
For the manufacturers, the list extends to the manufacturers of:
- Plastics injection moulding
- Electrical and electronics and;
- Metal stamping
The indirect channel includes the use of procurement companies.
Every Electronics Contract Manufacturer (ECM) has a particular market in mind for the solutions it offers. The same is similar to what Cape EMS Manufacturing offers.
In addition to Malaysia, the company also serves the electronics markets in the following countries:
- Asia Pacific
- United States of America and;
Cape EMS Manufacturing’s Box Build Products
The box building solution is designed to help Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with having access to inclusive solutions for their products.
The following are the two broad classifications of the box build products the company offers:
1. Consumer Electronic Products
This refers to the products we use on a daily basis. Examples are:
- Pod-based Electronic Cigarettes, such as disposable cigarette sticks and refill pods.
- Household appliances, such as vacuum cleaners.
2. Industrial Electronic Products
As the name suggests, these are the electronic products designed for use in industrial settings. The following are some of the industrial electronic products:
- Portable printer power desks
- Wireless communication pieces of equipment, such as microwave antenna devices, Point-to-Multiple-Point antenna devices and the interface & gateway devices.
- Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals and;
- Smart utility data collection equipment, such as transceivers, gateway devices, remote readers and repeaters.
Parts & Components’ Sourcing
Cape EMS Manufacturing also handles the procurement of the components or parts needed for the project.
By allowing the company to handle all these for you, here are some of the benefits:
- Less Workload: sourcing for these components allows you to focus on other things that move the needled in your business.
- Varied Component Sourcing: Cape EMS Manufacturing handles the component sourcing from an angle of inclusiveness. This is why it offers a wide range of components and parts for the electronic products. Examples of the components are metal parts (including antenna and enclosures), plastic components (such as mechanical parts and enclosures) and; electrical components, such as wires and lithium batteries.
Aluminum Die Casting Services
Here is one service that makes Cape EMS Manufacturing unique. The aluminum die casting services typically includes:
- The melting of the aluminum ingots.
- Forcing the molten aluminum under high pressure.
- The setting of the die to cast the aluminum products.
The following are some of the areas that the aluminum die casting solutions cover:
- The production of aluminum die casts for third-party customers.
- Finished (electronics) products are made from a combination of components and enclosure for assembly.
Why You Should Choose Cape EMS Manufacturing
This company has continually improved in the services it offers. It is therefore not a surprise that it has become a household name for many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Here are some of the reasons why you should choose Cape EMS Manufacturing for your electronic products’ design and production:
1. The Possession of the Necessary Certifications
A company that is not certified to offer the EMS solutions doesn’t get the needed trust. When such a company possesses the right certificates, there is a confidence in the service it offers.
As a certified EMS solution provider, Cape EMS Manufacturing (M) Berhad ensures the quality of the products and solutions. The following are some of the certifications it possesses:
- ISO 9001
- ISO 14001
- ISO 13485
- IATF 16949
- ISO 27001
- RoHS 2022/95/EC
2. Business Segmentation
To avoid jampacking all the solutions in one box, Cape EMS Manufacturing has divided all the services it offers into different parts.
For example, it has a business division that sees to the component sourcing and another that hands the design, manufacturing and testing.
This way, each part of the business functions separately and all work towards the same goal.
1. Extensive Electronic Component Solutions
Cape EMS Manufacturing offers a wide range of electronic component solutions. These solutions range from Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), aluminum die casting and Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS).
2. Qualified Staff
A company wouldn’t be able to go beyond its projections if it doesn’t have the capabilities to do so. The staff or employees have a lot of roles to play in Cape EMS Manufacturing’s success.
With qualified engineers on the payroll, the company is able to take-in and fulfill large volumes of EMS orders.
3. Staff Protection
It is one thing to have qualified and professionally-trained employees – and another thing to provide a conducive working environment.
This is why Cape EMS Manufacturing offers a wide range of protection packages for the employees – especially via the Occupational Safety and Health. This keeps the staff safe while at the workplace.
General Rules on Choosing an EMS Company
In no particular order, we present to you, some of the factors to consider when choosing an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider.
1. Production Capabilities
How effective is the company’s capabilities in terms of the volumes of orders it can process? Ideally, you want to go for the company that can offer mass production of your electronic products.
Mass production also raises concerns over the following:
- Does the company have the equipment to handle such large volumes?
- Do the manufacturer’s capabilities fit into your needs?
- What is the estimated lead time for delivering the order?
2. How Compliant is the EMS Company?
Compliance in this case primarily refers to the certifications the company has – but that is not all. The EMS company should also have measures in place to conform to the relevant standards and design rules for each of the services it offers.
Above all, the environmental and safety standards should be prioritized.
3. Novice or Pro?
Naturally, you want to go for an EMS company that has been in the business for a lot of years. Sometimes, the number of years doesn’t always mean that the company is an expert.
So, as much as you are looking at the number of years the company has been in business, it is also imperative to consider the experience gathered within that time.
The best way to evaluate the company’s experience includes:
- The company’s capability in handling similar EMS projects.
- How flexible is the EMS company to adapt or be flexible to the design iterations?
- Can the manufacturer give you insights or make market forecasts based on the experience in handling similar projects?
4. Communication Channels
It is not enough to contract an EMS company and “stay in the dark” as the entire production process is being carried out. Staying in the loop and following the project development is important and for this, you need to get in touch with the company at every stage.
If you are working with Cape EMS, you can be sure of real-time communication. Besides, you could always use the Cape EMS Manufacturing (M) SDN DHD email address firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the company with ease.
Other communication channels include telephoning the company or reaching out to the Assistant Manager in charge of Corporate Affairs & Admin via this email address: email@example.com. You can always use the contact page for access to more ways to reach out to the company.
5. How Much Does the EMS Cost?
The amount you get to pay for the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) is directly proportional to the type of products you want to manufacturer.
As much as no two EMS manufacturers use the same process, it is also possible for the processes to be optimized around your budget.
Thus, the following factors can make an impact on how much you end up paying to get your electronic products manufactured:
- The quality of work to be done can influence how much the electronic products cost.
- Disruptions in the supply chain can also impact how much to pay for the services.
- For the best results, consider choosing an EMS manufacturer that can deliver quality electronic products within your budget.
Cape EMS Manufacturing has been in the news recently and for good reasons. As Vulcan Post reported, the company is now able to meet up with the clients’ demands, courtesy of the HSBC Receivables Financing, which is one of the HSBC Business Banking solutions. This helps Cape EMS Manufacturing to have access to funds it needs to purchase the components and finalize the delivery of electronic products to the clients before getting paid.
Therefore, if you want to have your electronic products manufactured without supply chain hitches or any financial constraints, use the contact page to discuss your project with the company.