262000 Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment

This type includes the manufacture and/or assembly of electronic computers, such as mainframes, desktop computers, laptops and computer servers; and computer peripheral equipment, such as storage devices and input/output devices (printers, monitors, keyboards). Computers can be analogue, digital, or hybrid. Digital computers, the most common type, are devices that do all of the following: (1) store the processing program or programs and the data immediately necessary for the execution of the program, (2) can be freely programmed in accordance with the requirements of the user, (3) perform arithmetical computations specified by the user and (4) execute, without human intervention, a processing program that requires the computer to modify its execution by logical decision during the processing run. Analogue computers are capable of simulating mathematical models and comprise at least analogue control and programming elements.

This type includes:

  • manufacture of desktop computers
  • manufacture of laptop computers
  • manufacture of main frame computers
  • manufacture of hand-held computers (e.g. PDA)
  • manufacture of magnetic disk drives, flash drives and other storage devices
  • manufacture of optical (e.g. CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW) disk drives
  • manufacture of printers
  • manufacture of monitors
  • manufacture of keyboards
  • manufacture of all types of mice, joysticks, and trackball accessories
  • manufacture of dedicated computer terminals
  • manufacture of computer servers
  • manufacture of scanners, including bar code scanners
  • manufacture of smart card readers
  • manufacture of virtual reality helmets
  • manufacture of computer projectors (video beamers)

This type also includes:

  • manufacture of computer terminals, like automatic teller machines (ATM's), point-of-sale (POS) terminals, not mechanically operated
  • manufacture of multi-function office equipment performing two or more of following functions: printing, scanning, copying, faxing

This type excludes:

  • reproduction of recorded media (computer media, sound, video, etc.) (see 182000)
  • manufacture of electronic components and electronic assemblies used in computers and peripherals (see 261)
  • manufacture of internal/external computer modems (see 261200)
  • manufacture of interface cards, modules and assemblies (see 261200)
  • manufacture of loaded electronic boards (see 261200)
  • manufacture of modems, carrier equipment (see 263000)
  • manufacture of digital communication switches, data communications equipment (e.g. bridges, routers, gateways) (see 263000)
  • manufacture of consumer electronic devices, such as CD players and DVD players (see 264000)
  • manufacture of television monitors and displays (see 264000)
  • manufacture of video game consoles (see 264000)
  • manufacture of blank optical and magnetic media for use with computers or other devices (see 268000)

analogue computer; banknote reader; computer projectors, beamers; computers; digital machines; equipment for the data treatment, computing equipment; hardware; hybrid computers; keyboards; laptop computers; microcomputers; mouses; notebooks; PC, Mac; printers; projectors, manufacturing; readers; scanners; screens for computer; terminals; video beamers

Codification rules

Priority in case of multiple activities

If production, repair and sales activities are carried out, the priority is as follows :

- if production and sale: production takes priority
- if production and repair: production takes priority
- if repair and sale: repair takes priority

Outsourced activities (outsourcing)

There are several types of outsourcing, the enterprise may outsource::
• Part of a production process, classification: production
• All of a production process
o & owner of commodities, classification: production
o & non-owner of commodities, classification: section G, M or N :

For a construction enterprise:
• Part of the construction activities, classification: construction - section F

Further information:
- Introduction to NOGA 2008