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Global PLC Software Market 2016-2020

About the PLC Software market

Increased investments in factory and process automation, especially in developing countries like India and China, will lead to steady growth of the PLC software market during the forecast period. We expect the market to register a high growth rate due to entrance of multiple software vendors offering software that can be easily adapted to by machine operators, technicians, and maintenance engineers. Also, enhanced functionalities offered by software tool vendors, which can integrate the PLC software with the business system software to increase the efficiency of industrial process control, will have a positive influence on market growth in the coming five years.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global PLC software market to grow at a CAGR of 7.13% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global PLC Software market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales and aftermarket services of PLC software.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global PLC Software 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
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
Other prominent vendors
  • ABB
  • Beckhoff
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • GE
  • Honeywell International
  • IDEC
  • Hitachi
Market driver
  • Increased capital investment in factory automation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Cybersecurity risks
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Technological advancements in features and functionalities of PLC
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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 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Software Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global PLC software market: Mitsubishi Electric, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Siemens.

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

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A key trend driving market growth is the advancements in features and functionalities of PLCs. Rising innovations are making PLCs powerful, compact, and cheaper. These PLCs include features like data sharing between PLCs and shop floor. In an automation project, PLCs bring new features such as web servers, FTP servers, e-mails, and internal relational databases. These new features are installed in the MS Windows framework with ladder logic as the most preferred PLC programming language.”

According to the report, a major driver in the growth of this market is the increased capital investment in factory automation. The PLC software is a major component of factory automation solutions as it supports communications in real time. It is distinguished by its high speed and capacity at a lower cost. The software can execute different tasks and support longer lifecycles of systems, and is compatible with strategic standards, such as IEC61499, which cover function blocks for ICS and guidelines for distributed intelligence in control systems.

Further, the report states that cybersecurity risks due to internet connectivity can hinder market growth.





Companies Mentioned

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

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Product segmentation
      • Table Global PLC programming market by PLC types 2015
      • Table Global PLC programming market by PLC types 2020
      • Table Market split: Programming language types
      • Table Market split geography
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Automation industry value chain
    • Table Global automation solutions value-chain
    • Table Stakeholder roles and responsibilities
    • Table Automation solution life-cycle
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Criteria for selecting programming language by OEMs and machine builders
  • Market landscape
    • Table Global PLC software market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Table Global PLC programming by programming language type 2015
    • Table Global PLC programming by programming language type 2020
    • Global PLC software market by ladder logic
      • Table Global PLC software market by ladder logic 2016-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global PLC software market by FBD
      • Table Global PLC software market by FBD 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global PLC software market by others
      • Table Global PLC software market by others 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global PLC software market by geographic segmentation 2015
    • Table Global PLC software market by geographic segmentation 2020
    • PLC software market in APAC
      • Table PLC software market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • PLC software market in EMEA
      • Table PLC software market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • PLC software market in the Americas
      • Table PLC software market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • 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 overview
      • Mitsubishi Electric
    • Rockwell Automation
    • Schneider Electric
      • Table Product portfolio
    • Siemens
      • Table Product portfolio
    • Competition financials
      • Table Competition financials
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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