NCAB is a full-service supplier of PCBs (i.e. printed circuit boards) with local presence in 15 countries and sales in 45 countries. NCAB offers a broad range of PCBs which, after receiving a customer order, are sourced from external manufacturers, predominantly located in China. NCAB delivers added value to its customers through its own concept of ”Integrated PCB production”. This concept means that NCAB takes the whole responsibility towards the customer – from design support, via prototyping, production and quality control to delivery – as opposed to a basic trader, which generally acts as an outsourced purchasing function. NCAB’s customers interact with NCAB and not with the manufacturers. By using NCAB, the customers can source PCBs, especially in the high-mix low-volume (”HMLV”) segment, more efficiently, and can thus lower the costs for handling purchasing, freight, quality control, returns and claims.
In 2017 NCAB sold approximately 113 million PCBs and revenue for the year amounted to SEK 1,400m and adjusted EBITA to SEK 113,7m. NCAB was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
NCAB owns no production facilities. Instead NCAB purchases its products from a network of manufacturers. NCAB currently has 18 preferred manufacturers, 13 of which are located in China. NCAB’s five other preferred manufacturers are located in Europe and the U.S. and are used primarily for prototyping and for orders with very short lead times.
NCAB in numbers
- 1650 customers
- 15 countries with local presence
- 18 manufacturers
- 45 markets
- 365 employees
- 113 million produced printed circuit boards per year