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Global Micro PLC Market 2016-2020

About Micro PLC

Micro PLCs incorporate I/O modules in the range of 24-128. They have opened up new perspectives in industrial control systems due to their compact dimension and low cost. Micro PLCs provide added functions in smaller packages, and are efficiently used in control applications in which space is limited. They can handle complex sequencing functions and switching of small control devices. They have an efficient price-performance ratio, and are used for simple and complex automation tasks in various industries, including food and beverage, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, metals and mining, paper and plastic manufacturing, conveyor systems, and packaging.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global micro PLC market to grow at a CAGR of 8.17% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of global micro PLC market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales and aftermarket services of global micro PLCs market. Micro PLCs are compact PLCs with greater than 24 and lesser than 128 I/Os.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Micro PLC Market, 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
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • OMRON
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
Other prominent vendors
  • ABB
  • Beckhoff
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • GE
  • Hitachi
  • Honeywell International
  • IDEC
  • Yaskawa
  • Yokogawa
Market driver
  • Need for compact automation solutions
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Security risks
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Integration of HMI into micro PLCs
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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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Micro PLC Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Micro PLC Market: Mitsubishi Electric, OMRON, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Siemens.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ABB, Beckhoff, Bosch Rexroth, GE, Hitachi, Honeywell International, IDEC, Yaskawa, and Yokogawa.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Integration of HMI in micro PLCs is one of the major trends in the market. Vendors of micro PLCs are coming up with products with wider HMI screen compared to earlier generations. These HMIs display user-friendly graphic icons, send and receive text messages, and change displays according to the progression of the manufacturing process in an industrial production line.”

According to the report, miniaturization of industrial control systems is increasing in the factory automation industry. Customers look for small form factors that can provide the same functionalities and features of larger devices, while consuming low power. Germany initiated Industry 4.0 to increase production efficiency and maintain competitiveness in a smarter and greener way. This has led to the rise in smart factories that are intelligently connected and automated. Industrial controllers that are critical for smart factories are evolving toward miniaturization with high performance capabilities.

Further, the report states that the high preference for industrial PCs among end-users should have a negative influence on the demand for micro PLCs.





Companies Mentioned

Mitsubishi Electric, OMRON, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, ABB, Beckhoff, Bosch Rexroth, GE, Hitachi, Honeywell International, IDEC, Yaskawa, Yokogawa.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Product segmentation
      • Table Global PLC market by product type 2015
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Table Global micro PLC market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by products
    • Table Global micro PLC market by product type 2015
    • Table Global PLC market by product type 2020
    • Global micro PLC market by hardware segment
      • Table Global micro PLC market by hardware segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global micro PLC market by software segment
      • Table Global micro PLC market by software segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global micro PLC market by services segment
      • Table Global micro PLC market by services segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by end-users
    • Global micro PLC market in automotive industry
      • Table Global micro PLC market in automotive industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global micro PLC market in oil and gas industry
      • Table Global micro PLC market by oil and gas industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global micro PLC market in power industry
      • Table Global micro PLC market in power industry 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global micro PLC market in food and beverage industry
      • Table Global micro PLC market in food and beverage industry 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global micro PLC market in water and wastewater industry
      • Table Global micro PLC market in water and wastewater industry 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global micro PLC market by geographical segmentation 2015
    • Table Global micro PLC market by geographical segmentation 2020
    • Micro PLC market in APAC
      • Table Micro PLC market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Micro PLC market in EMEA
      • Table Micro PLC market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Micro PLC market in the Americas
      • Table Micro PLC market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Capital investment by leading automobile companies
  • 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 analysis
      • Table Competition financials
    • Recent developments
      • Table Recent developments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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