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  • What’s the Forecast? New Connector Industry Sales Report

    Bishop & Associates’ latest market research report looks at the future of connector industry sales across regions, markets, and product types. After a year of strong single-digit growth in 2022, no one seemed surprised that connector industry sales would decline in 2023. With industry sales performance based strongly on location and market sector, the EuropeanRead More

  • Amphenol is On a Roll

    With its ambitious acquisition strategy, the company has skyrocketed into the connector industry’s second largest position. CEO Adam Norwitt shares his insights on the big portfolio, product strategy, China, and what it’s like to manage a company that is actually many dozens of companies. Since January 2000, Amphenol has acquired over 70 companies, with 10Read More

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What’s the Forecast? New Connector Industry Sales Report

Bishop & Associates’ latest market research report looks at the future of connector industry sales across regions, markets, and product types. After a year of strong single-digit growth in 2022, no one seemed surprised that connector industry sales would decline in 2023. With industry sales performance based strongly on location and market sector, the EuropeanRead More

Amphenol is On a Roll

With its ambitious acquisition strategy, the company has skyrocketed into the connector industry’s second largest position. CEO Adam Norwitt shares his insights on the big portfolio, product strategy, China, and what it’s like to manage a company that is actually many dozens of companies. Since January 2000, Amphenol has acquired over 70 companies, with 10Read More

In Conversation: The State of the Connector Industry

A conversation between Bishop & Associates’ Ron Bishop and Samtec’s Danny Boesing reviews 2023 sales performance and explores the possibilities 2024 holds for the connector industry. We are now in a new era for the connector industry. The great disruption of the pandemic has led to the rise of new technologies, a shift out ofRead More

2023 Connector Industry Acquisitions

Suppliers reached deeper into connected systems and adjacent technologies to expand capabilities with strategic acquisitions in 2023. Our annual acquisitions roundup tracks growth and changes at connector companies. The interconnect industry continues to become more interconnected as suppliers expand services, capabilities, products, and supply chains with strategic acquisitions. Several significant changes occurred in 2023 asRead More

Top 10 Connector Suppliers by Geography: A Look at Regional Leaders

Bishop & Associates evaluated more than 1,500 connector companies to determine the top-ranking suppliers. See the Top 10 suppliers in your region. Design engineers and purchasing personnel strive to identify the best connector companies for their design and purchasing requirements. However, identifying the best companies is not an easy task. Answers to the following questionsRead More

Top 10 Connector Suppliers by World Sales 

Identifying the Top 10 companies is harder than you think. The answer depends on the definition of Top 10. For example, Top 10 in world sales? Top 10 in each geographic region? Top 10 in each product category? Top 10 in markets served? There are 59 companies that achieve Top 10 ranking, when the fourRead More

2023 Top Five European Connector Companies for On-Time Delivery and Technical Support and Expertise

The results are in for the 2023 Bishop & Associates European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry. We reveal the top five European connector companies for on-time delivery, technical support, and expertise. Bishop & Associates has completed its 2023 European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, which evaluated 17 connector manufacturers. A totalRead More

The Top Five European Connector Suppliers for Product Quality and Price Competitiveness

Bishop & Associates’ 2023 European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry evaluated 17 connector manufacturers. A total of 280 customers answered 17 questions relating to important issues such as quality, pricing, delivery, lead times, technical support, and more to determine the top five European connector suppliers. In this article Bishop examines the topRead More

2023 Top Five European Connector Suppliers

The results of the Bishop & Associates 2023 European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry are in. We reveal the top five European connector suppliers for overall best performance. Bishop & Associates has completed its 2023 European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, an evaluation of 17 connector manufacturers. A total ofRead More

The Top 100 Connector Manufacturers in 2022

A new Bishop & Associates report identifies the top 100 connector manufacturers of 2022. A deeper examining breaks the list down by region, market sector, and product type. See what companies made the cut. The world’s top 100 connector manufacturers recorded 2022 shipments of $70.049 billion, up from 2021 shipments of $66,826 billion. This representedRead More

2024 Forecast: What’s Ahead for the Connector Industry?

The connector industry has proven its resilience against a range of challenges, with outstanding growth in the post-pandemic period. Can it keep up? After 2021’s stunning double-digit growth, no one expected the connector industry to perform as well as it did in 2022, but in a year marked by continuing pandemic aftershocks, environmental disasters, andRead More

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