Industrial automation is a driving force in the manufacturing and engineering sector, paving the way for increased productivity, quality and innovation. Against this backdrop, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) stand to create new revenue streams through the development and manufacture of an expansive range of new products and systems. 

However, in order to compete in what are expected to be fiercely competitive markets, OEMs must ensure their manufacturing plants are up to the task. For many, the answer lies in outsourcing to an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider.