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Global Distributed Control Systems Market 2016-2020

About Distributed Control System (DCS)

Automation technologies represent a fundamental aspect of any modern industry. The major types of industrial automation solutions, such as DCS, PLC, SCADA, and MES, are used on a large-scale in process and discrete industries.

DCS technologies offer a range of solutions that are designed to control and monitor industrial production. These solutions are widely used across process industries in line with the general trend of using automation to increase overall efficiency and functioning. These systems also offer intelligent command capabilities that allow end-users easily control and supervise plant operations. The use of DCS also reduces the safety threats in hazardous operating environments, and ensures smooth functioning of plant and industrial machinery. It serves to harmonize complex industrial processes with minimum downtime. In addition, the use of IoT and the advances in M2M communications have helped expand the application scope of DCS technologies in factories.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global DCS market to grow at a CAGR of 3.51% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global distributed control system (DCS) market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales of hardware and software licenses, renewal of software licenses, upgrades of existing solutions, and maintenance and services for calculating market value in the above mentioned end-user segments.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Distributed Control System (DCS) Market 2016-2020, 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 Group
  • Emerson Electric
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Schneider Electric SE
  • Siemens AG
Other prominent vendors
  • Beckhoff
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • CG Automation Solutions USA
  • Control Systems International
  • EYELITE
  • FMC Technologies
  • GE
  • Idec
  • Keyence
  • Koyo Electronics
  • Metso
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Omron
  • Panasonic
  • Rockwell
  • Toshiba
  • Yokogawa Electric
Market driver
  • Growing investments in renewable energy sources
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Volatility in crude oil and natural gas prices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Availability of safety integrated solutions
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation based on solution
      • Table Segmentation based on end-user
      • Table Segmentation based on geography
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Automation industry value chain
    • Table Global automation solutions value-chain
    • Table Stakeholder roles and responsibilities
    • Table Automation solution life-cycle
  • Market landscape
    • Overview on global automation market
      • Table Global automation market by type
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global DCS market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by solution
    • Table Global DCS: Solution segmentation 2015
    • Table Global DCS: Solution segmentation 2020
    • Global DCS hardware market
      • Table Global DCS hardware market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global DCS software market
      • Table Global DCS software market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global DCS services market
      • Table Global DCS services market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Table Global DCS: End-user segmentation 2015
    • Table Global DCS: End-user segmentation 2020
    • Global DCS market in power industry
      • Table Global DCS market in power industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Continent-wise power production between 2010 and 2014 (TWh)
    • Global DCS market in oil and gas industry
      • Table Global DCS market in oil and gas industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Top crude oil producers between 2010 and 2014 (metric tons)
    • Global DCS market in chemical and petrochemical industry
      • Table Global DCS market in chemical and petrochemical industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Top ten global chemical and petrochemical markets between 2013 and 2015
    • Global DCS market in pharmaceutical industry
      • Table Global DCS market in pharmaceutical industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global DCS market in water and wastewater industry
      • Table Global DCS market in water and wastewater industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global DCS market in fertilizer industry
      • Table Global DCS market in fertilizer industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global DCS market in cement industry
      • Table Global DCS market in cement industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global DCS market in pulp and paper industry
      • Table Global DCS market in pulp and paper industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global DCS market in food and beverage industry
      • Table Global DCS market in food and beverage industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global DCS market in automotive industry
      • Table Global DCS market in automotive industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table DCS market: Geographical segmentation 2015
    • Table DCS market: Geographical segmentation 2020
    • Global DCS market in the Americas
      • Table DCS market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global DCS market in APAC
      • Table DCS market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global DCS market in EMEA
      • Table DCS market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table MAC project cycle
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competition overview
    • Company overview
      • Table Major vendors and their automation solutions division
      • Table Competition financials
    • Company business focus
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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