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

By Lynda Nolen | December 12, 2023

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 questions are important.

  • Which companies offer the products and services we require? Which companies offer the fastest delivery, reasonable prices, and exceptional quality?
  • Which are the easiest companies to deal with?
  • Which companies can we count on when there is a problem?

The answers to these questions are not easy. It takes hands-on experience and time to sort through the hundreds of connector companies in the industry. Only working with companies will provide the insights needed to determine which companies you want to include in your supply chain. However, first you need to narrow down the options.

It is nearly impossible to vet the nearly 1,500 companies in the connector industry. A process must be put in place to first determine which companies deserve a close examination. A good starting point is to examine the largest companies in sales. Generally, the larger companies have been successful because they provide good service, have high quality products, offer reasonable prices, and are global. In effect, customers have rewarded them for their good performance. We believe identifying the top 10 companies, using different definitions of what constitutes top 10, is the logical starting point for identifying the best connector suppliers.

Specifically, we identify that companies that are the leaders by these parameters:

  • Top 10 in world sales
  • Top 10 in each geographic region
  • Top 10 by product type
  • Top 10 within each market

The first article, part 1 of 4, identified the top 10 in world sales. These companies are ranked from one to 10, TE Connectivity, Amphenol, Molex, Aptiv, Luxshare, Foxconn (FIT), Yazaki, Rosenberger, JAE, and Hirose.

This article, part 2, identifies the top 10 in each geographic region.

2022 Top 10 by Geographic Region

When geographic region is the criteria for identifying top 10 companies, an additional 14 companies achieve top 10 status.

These companies are Samtec, BizLInk, CommScope, Glenair, HARTING, Phoenix Contact, JST, Sumitomo, IRISO, Hosiden, JONHON, Shenzhen Deren, LOTES, and Korea Electric Terminal (KET). Several of these companies achieve top 10 status in more than one region.

The following table identifies the top 10 ranking, by region, for each of the 24 companies.


Important highlights from this table include:

  • TE Connectivity is ranked #1 or #2 in all regions.
  • Amphenol achieved top 10 status in all regions.
  • Molex achieved top 10 status in all regions except ROW.
  • Yazaki achieved top 10 status in all regions except China.
  • LuxShare is in the top 10 in three regions.
  • Foxconn (FIT) is in the top 10 in three regions.
  • Rosenberger is in the top 10 in three regions.
  • JAE is in the top 10 in two regions.
  • Hirose is in the top 10 in three regions.
  • Samtec is in the top 10 in two regions.
  • BizLink is in the top 10 in three regions.
  • HARTING is in the top 10 in two regions.

Part 3 of this series will identify the top 10 connector manufacturers by market sector.

Top 10 Connector Suppliers by World Sales 

All source data referenced in the above article is derived from Bishop & Associates Top 100 Connector Manufacturer’s report.

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