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Global Automation Control Market for Material Handling 2017-2021

Global Automation Control Market for Material Handling 2017-2021

About Automation Control Market for Material Handling

Material handling application uses various equipment for operations, which need automation control and monitoring for effective functioning. Automation control solutions allow end-user industries to exercise better control over material handling. Automation control solutions help to reduce errors, decrease cycle time, and streamline processes. Other key benefits are better control during operation and higher energy efficiency. The global industrial automation and control market considers under its scope, the sales revenue from implementations of PLCs and DCSs, including hardware components such as drives and sensors. In recent years, industrial automation and control have been associated with an increase in the adoption of smart devices, such as sensors, for efficient data collection and conversion of data into information. Adoption of industrial automation and control has been steady in both process and discrete industries, globally, over the last five years. The industrial automation and control market is expected to show increased growth momentum in developing economies such as India, China, Mexico, and Indonesia over the forecast period.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automation control market for material handling to grow at a CAGR of 5.22% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automation control market for material handling for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the sales and services of hardware and software solutions. Services include installation and maintenance.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automation Control Market for Material Handling 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • ABB
  • Emerson
  • Honeywell
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Siemens
Other prominent vendors
  • Accord Technologies
  • Analog Devices
  • CAN-ENG Furnaces International
  • Eaton
  • Flintec
  • GE
  • MEL Systems and Services
  • Mitsubhishi
  • OMRON
  • Rexroth Bosch
  • Schneider Electric
  • Yokogawa Electric
Market driver
  • Low cost of sensors and transmitters
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Interoperability challenges
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Integration of IoT to reduce operational cost
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automation Control Market for Material Handling 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automation control market for material handling: ABB, Emerson, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, and Siemens.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Accord Technologies, Analog Devices, CAN-ENG Furnaces International, Eaton, Flintec, GE, MEL Systems and Services, Mitsubhishi, OMRON, Rexroth Bosch, Schneider Electric, and Yokogawa Electric.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Integration of IoT to reduce operational cost. The global automation control market for material handling is growing with the adoption of IoT. The deployment of IoT in factories helps end-user businesses to utilize automation control solutions in improving productivity and reducing downtime costs. The developments in real-time 3D volumetric model help in performing operations efficiently. The development in automation control with IoT helps to anticipate failures in advance and save money.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Low cost of sensors and transmitters. Automation control products are shaping the future of material handling applications with the adoption of sensors and transmitters in material handling equipment. The low cost of sensors and transmitters coupled with the deployment of advanced wireless communication technologies is driving the global automation control market for material handling. Advanced wireless communication technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ZigBee have proven to be effective in carrying information over short distances while maintaining low power consumption. ZigBee is particularly effective in remote and harsh environment. For remote applications, wireless sensors are ideal. Thus, it is expected that the fall in prices of wireless sensors will spur the growth of automation control for material handling in process industries. In non-critical systems, the implementation of wired sensors is significantly higher. A similar fall in prices of wired sensors is expected to push their adoption for non-critical applications over the forecast period.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Interoperability challenges. Interoperability is the ability of systems to provide information to and exchange data with other systems for planning, integration, execution, and coordination. The integration of automation control products and solutions in material handling with traditional systems, for cross-platform compatibility in the industry, faces interoperability challenges. End-user industries such as oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, and power generation (remote operations) face such issues as they depend on legacy equipment, which is expensive to replace.

Companies Mentioned

ABB, Emerson, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Accord Technologies, Analog Devices, CAN-ENG Furnaces International, Eaton, Flintec, GE, MEL Systems and Services, Mitsubhishi, OMRON, Rexroth Bosch, Schneider Electric, and Yokogawa Electric.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global automation control market for material handling
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automation control market for material handling 2016-2021 ($ bn)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • DCS
    • PLC
    • Motion control
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Segmentation by end-user
      • Table End-user - Market size & forecast
    • Comparison by end-user
      • Table Comparison by end-user
    • Process industry - Market size & forecast
      • Table Process industry - Market size & forecast ($ bn)
      • Table Process industry: Projects and investments
      • Table Process industry - Year-over-year growth (%)
    • Discrete industry - Market size & forecast
      • Table Discrete industry - Market size & forecast ($ bn)
      • Table Discrete industry: Projects and investments
      • Table Discrete industry - Year-over-year growth (%)
    • Market opportunity by End-user
      • Table Market opportunity by end-user
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Geography - Market size & forecast
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • EMEA - Market size & forecast
      • Table EMEA - Market size & forecast ($ bn)
      • Table EMEA - Year-over-year growth (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • Americas - Market size & forecast
      • Table Americas - Market size & forecast
      • Table Americas - Oil and gas pipeline projects
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • APAC - Market size & forecast
      • Table APAC - Market size & forecast
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Expected fall in the average cost of sensors 2015-2020 ($)
      • Table Global process automation market 2016-2020 ($ billions)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Integration of IoT to reduce operational cost
    • Market growth in emerging economies
      • Table Projects and news
    • Big data and predictive analytics
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendor overview
    • ABB
      • Table ABB: Product segments
      • Table ABB: Product portfolio
    • Emerson
      • Table Emerson: Product segments
      • Table Emerson: Product portfolio
    • Honeywell
      • Table Honeywell: Product segments
      • Table Honeywell: Product portfolio
    • Rockwell Automation
      • Table Rockwell Automation: Product segments
      • Table Rockwell Automation: Product portfolio
    • Siemens
      • Table Siemens: Product segments
      • Table Siemens: Product portfolio
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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