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PLC Market in the US 2015-2019

About PLC

PLC is a product that regulates various automation and mechanical processes in manufacturing plants. It controls applications by maintaining connectivity via 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 various programming languages such as ladder diagrams, functional block diagrams, and instruction lists to regulate processes.

Technavio's analysts forecast the PLC market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 5.84 percent over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the PLC market in the US for the period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report covers the revenue generated from various end-user industries.

Technavio's report, the PLC market in the US, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. It presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendors in the PLC market in the US. In addition, it discusses the major drivers that influence the growth of the market. It also outlines the challenges faced by vendors and the market at large, as well as the key trends that are emerging in the market.

Key vendors

  • ABB
  • GE
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
Other prominent vendors
  • Beckhoff
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Honeywell International
  • Idec
  • Keyence
  • Koyo Electronics
  • Omron
  • Panasonic
  • Toshiba
  • Yokogawa Electric
Market driver
  • Resurgence of automotive industry in the US
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Market challenge
  • Lack of product differentiation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Recovery of the economy in the US
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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 – PLC Market in the US 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in PLC Market in the US 2015-2019: ABB, GE, Mitsubishi Electric, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric and Siemens
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Beckhoff, Bosch Rexroth, Honeywell International, Idec, Keyence, KoyoElectronics, Omron, Panasonic, Toshiba and Yokogawa Electric
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Integration of PLCs with various enterprise applications is one of the emerging trends being witnessed in the PLC market in the US. Many manufacturing companies need enterprise-wide integrated PLC applications, especially PLCs that are integrated with ERP software. Enterprise-wide PLC applications increase the efficiency and effectiveness of a manufacturing plant. They also enable operators to manage the entire plant automation system with real-time information. In addition, a few automation vendors have started to develop strategic alliances with various ERP vendors to provide enterprise-wide PLC applications. Therefore, many vendors have started to enhance their market position by providing enterprise-wide PLC applications.”
According to the report, India, manufacturing companies are focusing on increasing efficiency in their production facilities. Enhanced efficiency gives manufacturers a competitive edge over their market rivals. In this regard, PLCs are employed to automate the electromechanical processes in various industries. The benefits of improved manufacturing efficiency include higher operating margins, better ROI, increased cash flow, better employee morale, better relationships with stakeholders, and a more favorable corporate and brand image. All these benefits in turn have a direct impact on the profitability of manufacturers, thus driving the growth of the PLC market in the US during the forecast period.
Further, the report states that PLC vendors are forced to differentiate their products to maintain their position in the market and gain a competitive edge over their rivals.

Companies Mentioned

ABB, GE, Mitsubishi Electric, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Beckhoff, Bosch Rexroth, Honeywell International, Idec, Keyence, KoyoElectronics, Omron, Panasonic, Toshiba, Yokogawa Electric

  • Executive Summary
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Scope of the Report
    • Market overview
      • Table PLC market in US by end-user segmentation
    • Product offerings
  • Market Research Methodology
    • Market research process
    • Research methodology
      • Table Market research methodology
  • Introduction
  • PLC Overview
    • Structure of PLC
      • Table Basic structure of PLC
    • Hardware of PLC
      • Table Hardware of PLC
      • Comparison of PLC with other control systems
        • Table Comparison of PLC with other control systems
      • Product segmentation
        • Table Product segmentation
      • Nano PLC
      • Small PLC
      • Medium PLC
      • Large PLC
  • Market Landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table PLC market in US 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • Five forces analysis
  • Market Segmentation by End-users
    • PLC market in US by end-users
      • Table PLC market in US by end-users 2014 and 2019
    • PLC market in US in automotive industry
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table PLC market in US in automotive industry 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • PLC market in US in pulp and paper industry
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table PLC market in US in pulp and paper industry 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • PLC market in US in power industry
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table PLC market in US in power industry 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • PLC market in US in F&B industry
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table PLC market in US in F&B industry 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • PLC market in US in oil and gas industry
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table PLC market in US in oil and gas industry 2014-2019 ($ million)
        • Table PLC market in US by end-users 2014-2019
  • Buying Criteria
    • Table Automotive industry
    • Table Pulp and paper industry
    • Table Power industry
    • Table F&B industry
    • Table Oil and gas industry
    • Parameters
      • Reliability
      • Compatibility
      • Maintenance and support
      • Programmability
      • Total cost of ownership
  • Market Growth Drivers
    • Table PLC market in US: drivers
  • Drivers and their Impact
  • Market Challenges
    • Table PLC market in US: challenges
  • Impact of Drivers and Challenges
  • Market Trends
    • Table PLC market in US: trends
  • Trends and their Impact
  • Vendor Landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Key news
      • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key Vendor Analysis
    • ABB
      • Key facts
      • Business overview
      • Business segmentation by revenue 2013
        • Table ABB: business segmentation by revenue 2013
      • Business segmentation by revenue 2011-2013
        • Table ABB: business segmentation by revenue 2011-2013 ($ billion)
      • Geographical segmentation by revenue 2013
        • Table ABB: geographical segmentation by revenue 2013
      • Business strategy
      • Key developments
      • SWOT analysis
    • GE
      • Key facts
      • Business overview
      • Business segmentation by revenue 2013
        • Table GE: business segmentation by revenue 2013
      • Business segmentation by revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table GE: business segmentation by revenue 2012 and 2013 ($ billion)
      • Geographical segmentation by revenue 2013
        • Table GE: geographical segmentation by revenue 2013
      • Business strategy
      • Recent developments
      • SWOT analysis
    • Mitsubishi Electric
      • Key facts
      • Business overview
      • Business segmentation by revenue 2013
        • Table Mitsubishi Electric: business segmentation by revenue 2013
      • Business segmentation by revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Mitsubishi Electric: business segmentation by revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ billion)
      • Geographical segmentation by revenue 2013
        • Table Mitsubishi Electric: geographical segmentation by revenue 2013
      • Business strategy
      • Recent developments
      • SWOT analysis
    • Rockwell Automation
      • Key facts
      • Business overview
      • Business segmentation by revenue 2013
        • Table Rockwell Automation: business segmentation by revenue 2013
      • Business segmentation by revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Rockwell Automation: business segmentation by revenue 2012 and 2013 ($ million)
      • Geographical segmentation by revenue 2013
        • Table Rockwell Automation: geographical segmentation by revenue 2013
      • Business strategy
      • Recent developments
      • SWOT analysis
    • Schneider Electric
      • Key facts
      • Business overview
      • Business segmentation by revenue 2013
        • Table Schneider Electric: business segmentation by revenue 2013
      • Business segmentation by revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Schneider Electric : business segmentation by revenue 2012 and 2013 ($ million)
      • Geographical segmentation by revenue 2013
        • Table Schneider Electric: geographical segmentation by revenue 2013
      • Business strategy
      • Recent developments
      • SWOT analysis
    • Siemens
      • Key facts
      • Business description
      • Business segmentation
        • Table Siemens: business segmentation 2013
      • Revenue by business segmentation
        • Table Siemens: revenue by business segmentation 2013
      • Revenue comparison by business segmentation 2012 and 2013
        • Table Siemens: revenue by business segmentation 2012 and 2013 ($ billion)
      • Sales by geography
        • Table Siemens: revenue by geographical segmentation 2013
      • Business strategy
      • Recent developments
      • SWOT analysis
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