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16 Proximity Switch Manufacturers in 2023

This section provides an overview for proximity switches as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 16 proximity switch manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked proximity switch companies as of June, 2023: 1.ZF Switches & Sensors, 2.SMK.

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List of 16 Proximity Switch Manufacturers

*Including some distributors, etc.

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      • Address: Nishi-Shinjuku Kimuraya Bldg. 7-5-25 Nishi-Shinjuku,Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Company Overview

      NIDEC COPAL ELECTRONICS was established in Japan in April, 1967 as a specialty manufacturer of electronic components. NIDEC’s offerings have increased to serve the automotive, construction, medical equipment, FA equipment, analytical measuring equipment, and residential security industries. Among the offerings are components for LiDAR, railway pressure sensors, CPAP, dialysis, MRI, and ultrasonography machines, wireless base stations, and power tools. These components include switches, sensors, mirrors, motors, and fans.

    • Panasonic Industry Europe
      • Address: 100 Caroline-Herschel-Strasse, Ottobrunn, Germany

      Company Overview

      Panasonic Industry Europe is the European branch of Panasonic, a global manufacturer of electronics and houseware, originally founded in 1918. Panasonic Industry Europe manufactures in 4 categories: components, devices, energy & building, and automation devices & solutions. Components include relays, capacitors, resistors, sensors, switches, connectors, couplers. Devices include wireless connectivity, e-bike systems, motors, compressors, thermal solutions, GPS antennas, as well as electronic materials. Energy & building includes batteries, fuel cells, solar sells, power tools, and home IoT. Automation devices & solutions include sensors for factory automation, industrial motors, laser welding, and more.

    • Sweeta
      • Address: 23552 1F No. 799 Chung Chong Road Chung Ho Dist, New Taipei City, Taiwan

      Company Overview

      SWEETA was established in 1995 and is headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan. SWEETA is a manufacturer of switches, AC sockets, and circuit breakers globally. Most products have been certified to meet international safety standards such as UL, CSA, VDE, and others. SWEETA has an extensive product line. A few listings include AC sockets, plug adapters, switches, thermostats, and test tweezers.

    • OMRON Electronic Components
      • Address: Shiokoji Horikawa Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

      Company Overview

      OMRON Electronic Components Europe is the European division of OMRON Corporation, which is based in Kyoto, Japan, and has head offices around the world. The European division has its own development and manufacturing facilities providing local customer support provided in all European countries. The European division produces PCBs and other components for the eSports, alternative energy, automated test equipment, and entertainment industries. The company’s four primary product divisions are relays, switches, connectors, and sensors including flow sensors and IoT sensors.

    • Canal Components
      • Address: 5F. No.10 Lane 218 Sec. 2 Zhongxing Rd. Xindian Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan

      Company Overview

      Canal Components Inc. is headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The company is a distributor of quality electrical and mechanical components to customers worldwide. The company sources from suppliers in China and Taiwan as well as perform in-house production in its ISO 9001-certified factories providing product testing. The company’s product categories include switches, sockets, fuses, and other component parts. The company also has a line of waterproof and washable electronic parts. The company bridges communication between suppliers and customers and encourages inquiries from customers about products.

    • Dawning Precision
      • Address: 8F-6~8 No.716 Zhongzheng Rd. Zhonghe Dist. , Taipei, Taiwan

      Company Overview

      Dawning Precision Co., Ltd. was established in 2006 and is a manufacturer of electronic switches and connectors located in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Products offered include tact switches, slide switches, detector switches, push switches, and phone jacks, which are essential components in electronic devices and systems, providing efficient connectivity and control. Their products are used in IoT applications such as cloud devices, smart homes, automotive, white goods, and healthcare products. The company is compliant with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification standards.

Proximity Switch Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Ranking as of June 2023 in United States of America

Derivation Method
Rank Company Click Share
1 ZF Switches & Sensors 50%
2 SMK 50%

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the proximity switch page as of June 2023. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. ZF Switches & Sensors: 157,500
  2. OMRON Electronic Components: 29,020
  3. Panasonic Industry Europe: 1,000

Newly Established Company

  1. ZF Switches & Sensors: 2008 (15 years ago)
  2. Dawning Precision: 2006 (17 years ago)
  3. Sweeta: 1995 (28 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. E-Switch: 1907 (116 years ago)
  2. Marquardt: 1925 (98 years ago)
  3. SMK: 1925 (98 years ago)

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