Industrial and specifically factory automation is the use of different control systems, software and other technologies for automation of the factory. The day to day technological advancements are helping the manufacturing process and other such tasks perform a lot faster and cost effective. The use of these technologies increases productivity, quality, almost negates wastage, faster interaction with different departments within the company and other such perks.
The challenges for the industrial and factory automation market are reduced security and high installation and maintenance costs. The biggest market for this industry exists in china which is the primary hub of global manufacturing industry. China for example accounts for more than 60% of Siemens control systems manufacturing. The need for automation is due to growing need for better quality products with increased production rates and also to reduce the labor costs.
The Industrial Automation equipment and services market is slated to grow at 7.05% CAGR for the next five years. The market is estimated to reach $283.2bn by 2018.
Control systems have the largest market in factories with M2M interaction making the process completely automated. Software’s like ERP gives business management solutions, PAC aids with M2M interaction in control systems. Sensors help in differentiating, error control and production management.
Innovative products and services are gradually capturing the Industrial Automation market. Companies such as Sick AG are offering better miniature sensors to which are affordable and productive. Siemens who already have strong market in Asia are increasing production due to demand for automation in emerging countries like India.
The report is segmented based product types, end use verticals and geographic regions. The market share analysis, strategies and future opportunities are also discussed in the report. The service market has been aiding the market in earning significant revenues apart from the hardware and software sales, with an augmented segment of the end-users, preferring the maintenance and outsourcing services instead of the in-house purchase and the subsequent maintenance.
This report on the global industrial and factory automation market identifies many such insights and M&A opportunities, besides providing a detailed analysis of the Industrial Automation services and equipment market. Competitive landscape for each of the product types is highlighted and market players are profiled with attributes of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments. Market shares of the key players for 2012 are provided.
The prominent players profiled in the industrial and factory automation market report are:
- ABB, Schneider Electric,
- Rockwell Automation,
- Honeywell International and others.
1. Global Industrial and Factory Automation Market Overview
2. Executive Summary
3. Global Industrial and Factory Automation Market Landscape
3.1. Market Share Analysis
3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. End user profiling
3.2.3. Patent Analysis
3.2.4. Top 5 Financials Analysis
4. Global Industrial & Factory Automation Market Forces
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Constraints
4.3. Market Challenges
4.4. Attractiveness of the Industrial & Factory Automation Industry
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threat of New entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5. Global Industrial & Factory Automation Market – Strategic Analysis
5.1. Value Chain Analysis
5.2. Pricing Analysis
5.3. Opportunities Analysis
5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Suppliers and Distributors
6. Industrial & Factory Automation Market by System Types
6.2. Control Systems
6.3.4. Supply Chain Management
6.4. Machine Vision
6.7. Power Backup
7. Industrial & Factory Automation Market by Hardware
7.1. Human Machine Interface (HMI)
7.2. Remote Terminal Unit (RTU)
7.3. Field Instruments
8. Industrial & Factory Automation Market by Industry Verticals
8.4. Food and Beverage
9. Industrial & Factory Automation Market - Geographic Analysis
9.2.1. North America
9.4.2. South Korea
10. Market Entropy
10.1. New Product Launches
10.2. M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
11. Investment Opportunities – Analysis by Target companies/customers, Capital Investments, ROI, Payback Period and Source of Funds.
12. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, SWOT Analysis, Developments, Product Portfolio)
12.1. ABB Ltd
12.2. Schneider Electric
12.3. Rockwell Automation
12.4. Beckhoff Automation
12.5. General Electric
12.6. Honeywell International
12.7. Mitsubishi Electric Corp
12.8. Sick AG
12.9. Siemens AG
12.10. Invensys Plc
12.11. Yokogawa Electric Corp
12.12. Danaher Corp
12.13. Omron Corp
12.14. Weidmuller Holding AG
*More than 40 Companies are profiled in this Research Report, Complete List available on Request*
"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"
13.3. Research Methodology
13.5. Compilation of Expert Insights