The British Connector Manufacturers Association (BCMA) was formed in 2008 and is the only dedicated UK trade industry body for electronic connector and cable manufacturers/suppliers.

The BCMA is a not for profit association run by its members for the benefit of its members and its industry sector.

The BCMA’s activities are focused on providing a network within which its members can discuss and exchange non-competitive information and where mutually beneficial business opportunities can be explored for the benefit and mutual success of its members and the industry.

The BCMA also has a pressence on certain standards bodies where it will attempt to influence current and future changes to standards affecting its industry.


Our Mission

The BCMA exists to provide a favourable operating environment for the benefit of connector manufacturing and supply companies, to provide a dynamic network for discussing opportunities, issues, and specific market information to assist them in their business.


Our History

The British Connector Manufacturers Association (BCMA) was formed in 2008 and is a UK industry organisation comprised of manufacturers and suppliers of electronic connectors. Many members of the BCMA were previously members of the old trade groups known as IBF and CMA.

The Connectors Manufacturers Association (CMA) was formed in the early 1980’s as a specific interest group within the Electronic Components Industry Federation (ECIF). In 1993 the ECIF merged with the EEA to form the Federation of the Electronic Industry (FEI). To account of the changing shape of the electronics components industry involving connectors the CMA became the Interconnection Business Forum (IBF) around 2000. In 2003, the FEI merged with the CSSA to become Intellect. Due to falling membership IBF ceased to function as group after 2005.

In January of 2016 the BCMA appointed its first independent Chairman who has over 30 years experience in the interconnect industry. This appointment gave the association much needed focus and drive and has resulted in an increase in membership and a much more proactive and dynamic approach to its development.

In the second half of 2016 the associations members approved a new level of associate membership which will open to current or potential suppliers of products and services to its members. The first "Associate Member" was announced in January 2017.

The BCMA was established to promote the interests of its members individually and collectively.

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