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Global PLC Market in Automotive Industry 2015-2019

Global PLC Market in Automotive Industry 2015-2019

About PLC

A PLC is an industrial control product that regulates various automation and mechanical processes in manufacturing plants. It controls various automation applications in a plant by maintaining direct connectivity with field devices such as sensors, transmitters, and actuators. A PLC receives commands and signals from field devices and other industrial systems through a control system communication protocol. It uses programming languages such as ladder diagrams, functional block diagrams, and instruction lists to regulate processes.

It is a replacement for traditional control panels that involve hard-wired relays and timer logic. The technology is based on programmed instruction logic, which offers more operational flexibility. A PLC also requires shorter installation and commissioning times than traditional hard-wired control systems.

Technavio's analysts forecast the global PLC market in the automotive industry to grow at a CAGR of 8.36% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

The report covers the current scenario and the growth prospects of the global PLC market in the automotive industry for the period of 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the following:

  • Sales of PLC solutions in automotive industry
  • Maintenance
  • Services
Technavio's report, Global PLC Market in Automotive Industry 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, APAC and EMEA; it also covers the landscape of the global PLC market in automotive industry and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key regions
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Key vendors
  • ABB
  • Mitsubishi
  • Rockwell
  • Schneider
  • Seimens
Other prominent vendors
  • Adept
  • Beckhoff
  • Bosch
  • Emerson
  • Fuji
  • GE
  • Honeywell
  • Idec
  • Keyence
  • Koyo Electronics
  • Omron
  • Panasonic
  • Toshiba
  • Unitronics
  • Yokogawa
Market driver
  • Expansion in automotive plant capacity
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Competition from small DCS
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Global resurgence of automotive industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 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 PLC Market in Automotive Industry 2015-2019

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global PLC Market in Automotive Industry: ABB, Mitsubishi, Rockwell, Schneider and Seimens

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Adept, Beckhoff, Bosch, Emerson, Fuji, GE, Honeywell, Idec, Keyence, Koyo Electronics, Omron, Panasonic, Toshiba, Unitronics and Yokogawa

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The global resurgence of the automotive industry is bringing a positive outlook for the automotive manufacturer and the PLC market. Since 2012, there has been a continuous increase in the production and sales of commercial and passenger vehicles due to growing consumer confidence toward the economy. The major countries where the demand for vehicles has increased over the last five years are China, the US, Germany, and Mexico. This has resulted in increased investments in the automotive industry leading to higher demand for automation systems such as PLCs.”

According to the report, the benefits of improved manufacturing efficiency include higher operating margins, better ROI, increased cash flow, improved relationships with stakeholders and employees, and a more favorable corporate and brand image. All these create a direct impact on the profitability of manufacturers. Thus, the growing demand for high efficiency in manufacturing is expected to drive the growth of the PLC market in Europe over the forecast period.

Further, the report states that one of the major roadblocks for the PLC market in the automotive industry is the lack of product differentiation. PLCs with similar features and functions are available in the market from a number of vendors, which makes it difficult for the automotive manufacturer to select the best automation solution that meets their requirement.

Companies Mentioned

ABB, Mitsubishi, Rockwell, Schneider, Seimens, Adept, Beckhoff, Bosch, Emerson, Fuji, GE, Honeywell, Idec, Keyence, Koyo Electronics, Omron, Panasonic, Toshiba, Unitronics , Yokogawa

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global PLC market in automotive industry segmentation by types
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global PLC market in automotive industry
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Basic structure of PLC
      • Table Hardware of PLC
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global PLC market in automotive industry 2014-2019 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market Segmentation by types
    • Table Global PLC market in automotive industry by types 2014
    • Table Global PLC market in automotive industry by types 2019
    • Table Global PLC market in automotive industry by types 2014 and 2019 ($ millions)
    • Global PLC market in automotive industry by solutions
      • Table Global PLC market in automotive industry by solutions 2014-2019 ($ billions)
      • Table PLC in automotive industry by number of I/O counts in 2014
    • Global PLC market in automotive industry by services
      • Table Global PLC market in automotive industry by services 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table PLC market in automotive industry by geographical segmentation 2014
    • Table PLC market in automotive industry by geographical segmentation 2019
    • Table PLC market in automotive industry by geographical segmentation 2014 and 2019 ($ millions)
    • PLC market in automotive industry in APAC
      • Table PLC market in automotive industry in APAC 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • PLC market in automotive industry in EMEA
      • Table PLC market in automotive industry in EMEA 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • PLC market in automotive industry in Americas
      • Table PLC market in automotive industry in Americas 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Basic structure of PAC
    • Table MAC project cycle
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ABB
    • Mitsubishi Electric
      • Table Mitsubishi Electric: Business segmentation
      • Table Mitsubishi Electric: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ millions)
      • Table Mitsubishi Electric: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Rockwell Automation
    • Siemens
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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