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Global Mining Laboratory Automation Solutions Market 2016-2020

Global Mining Laboratory Automation Solutions Market 2016-2020

About Mining Laboratory Automation Solutions

The automation of laboratory functions in the mining industry reduces the requirement of human labor in the work environment, reducing human errors. Automation not only lowers errors but also improves efficiency and accuracy in most cases. Analytical instrument manufacturers have started providing complete analytical solutions instead of just instruments. Hyphenation, the combination of one or more functions into a single container, is another trend that vendors have started to address. It often requires two or more individual instruments to be built under a single casing so that they can work in tandem.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global mining laboratory automation solutions market to grow at a CAGR of 0.15% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global mining laboratory automation solutions market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales of hardware and software licenses, upgrades of existing solutions, and maintenance and services for calculating laboratory automation solutions market value in the mining industry.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Mining Laboratory Automation Solutions 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
  • Bruker
  • FLSmidth
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • ROCKLABS
Other prominent vendors
  • Datech Scientific Limited
  • GE Energy
  • Hach
  • Intertek
  • JEOL
  • Shimadzu
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Waters
Market driver
  • Inefficiencies in conventional analytical mining laboratory.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Need for continuous maintenance and services.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Outsourcing of mining laboratory functions to commercial laboratories.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
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 Mining Laboratory Automation Solutions Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global mining laboratory automation solutions market: Bruker, FLSmidth, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and ROCKLABS.

Other prominent vendors in the market are: Datech Scientific Limited, GE Energy, Hach, Intertek, JEOL, Shimadzu, ThyssenKrupp, and Waters.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is outsourcing of mining laboratory functions to commercial laboratories. Earlier, large mining houses used to have centralized laboratories for exploration samples, with each mine having a specific laboratory to meet only that mine's requirements. The centralized laboratory used to maintain QC functions at the subsidiary laboratories. However, there is a strong trend of outsourcing all geological analytical requirements, particularly in exploration and mining, carried out at commercial analytical laboratories. Outsourcing of the laboratory functions enables the mining companies to assign capital and staff more efficiently and concentrate on core competencies. The impartiality of the third party ensures that the results are transparent and meet the regulatory requirements.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is inefficiencies in conventional analytical mining laboratory. In a traditional mining analytical laboratory, all the sand samples are manually logged on arrival at the lab and all the sample preparation analysis steps are processed manually. These include splitting and weighing steps, between-sample cleaning processes, pressed powder pellet preparation for X-ray fluorescence (XRFs), and loading of samples into analytical instruments. The conventional laboratories require large staff complements as sample preparation is labor intensive. The mining laboratories need to run 24/7 because the control samples from mining require fast TAT, and this increases staff requirements further.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is need for continuous maintenance and services. For laboratory automation equipment to function optimally and maintain accuracy, they must regularly be serviced. Maintenance, replacement, and calibration ensure effective performance and durability of instruments. Though the responsibility of calibration and service falls on the vendor, they may find it difficult to provide these services to all their customers because of the high workload of laboratories and remote sites of mining. The challenge of continuously meeting customers' expectations throughout the life of the instrument takes a toll on market growth.



Companies Mentioned

Bruker, FLSmidth, Thermo Fisher Scientific, ROCKLABS, Datech Scientific Limited, GE Energy, Hach, Intertek, JEOL, Shimadzu, ThyssenKrupp, Waters.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Market segmentation: By product types and geography
      • Table Key geographies covered
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Factors considered for suitability of laboratory automation in mining industry
      • Table Metal and mineral price drop until December 2015
      • Table Affected mining companies/projects
  • Market landscape
    • Global market size and forecast
      • Table Global copper price ($/lb.) 2011-2016
      • Table Global mining laboratory automation solutions market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table YoY comparison of R&D expenditures of top four mining companies ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Table Global mining laboratory automation solutions market by product type 2015 and 2020
    • Global mining laboratory automated analyzers and sample preparation systems market
      • Table Global mining laboratory automated analyzers and sample preparation systems market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global mining container laboratories market
      • Table Global mining container laboratories market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global mining LIMS market
      • Table Functions of LIMS in mining laboratory automation
      • Table Global mining LIMS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Investments in on-premises LIMS software in mining industry
      • Table Investments in cloud-based LIMS software in mining industry
    • Global mining laboratory robotics market
      • Table Global mining laboratory robotics market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global mining laboratory automation solutions market 2015 and 2020 ($ millions)
    • Mining laboratory automation solutions market in EMEA
      • Table Mining laboratory automation solutions market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Potential mining destination rankings in Africa
    • Mining laboratory automation solutions market in Americas
      • Table Mining laboratory automation solutions market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Mining laboratory automation solutions market in APAC
      • Table Mining laboratory automation solutions market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Distribution of mineral reserves between developed and emerging economies
    • Table Factors impacting mining in emerging economies
    • Table Positive developments in global mining regulations (from last quarter of 2014)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Comparative commodity prices 2011-2014
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Parameters considered for choosing in-house versus commercial labs
  • Vendor landscape
    • Bruker
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    • FLSmidth
    • ROCKLABS
    • Key takeaways
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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