The driving forces for industrial controls and robotics market are its varied use in multiple industries such as iron and steel, power, automobile, pharmaceutical and others. The ability of robots to perform dangerous tasks, their ability to exhibit higher degree of perfection in their work, and the need for consistent quality could be the factors responsible for the growth of the industrial control and robotics market. Whereas, the need for skilled labor to operate robots and control equipment, high investment, associated maintenance cost and availability of economical labor for performing assigned task in certain countries act as restraining factors for this market. The rise in demand for qualitative and reliable products acts as an opportunity for industrial controls and robotics industry.
Industrial controls and robotics market by type
On the basis of type, the market is segmented into industrial control systems, field devices and manufacturing execution systems. Industrial control system accounted for about half of the market share followed by field devices in 2012. The industrial controls system is further segmented into supervisory control and data acquisition (SCDA), distributed control system (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC).
Industrial controls and robotics market by application
By application, the market is segmented into iron and steel, power, automobile, pharmaceutical, textile, chemicals, printing and packaging, oil and gas, food processing and others. Automobile industry holds the largest market share due to the growing demand for automobiles across the globe. Industrial controls and robotics market projects a promising growth due to its various applications in the manufacturing industry such as packaging, labeling, filling, painting, carrying out heavy duty work, etc.
Industrial controls and robotics market by geography
The market for industrial controls and robotics is segmented according to geography into North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and LAMEA. Asia Pacific is expected to show strong growth marked by huge investments in the power industry as industrial controls and robotics find wide applications this sector. LAMEA is expected to show the fastest growth in the future due to the growing demand for industrial controls and robotics in oil and gas industries in this region.
It is clear that low cost and high quality products are difficult to manufacture without automation and robots. Hence, major companies such as Siemens, Kuka Robotics, Shell, Schneider Electric, Emerson process management, Invensys and others are involved in manufacturing industrial controls and robotics.. Schneider Electric caters to 23 of the top 25 petroleum companies and 35 of the top 50 nuclear power pl
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