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PLC Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025

  • ID: 5118918
  • Report
  • July 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 260 pages
  • Arizton
until Sep 30th 2020

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In-depth Analysis and Data-driven Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 Included in this Global PLC Market Report

The global PLC market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the period 2019–2025.

The global PLC market, which is concentrated in five countries – the US, Japan, China, Germany, and Canada – constitutes over half of the global PLC market size, accounting for 48% of the global sales in 2019. There has been a high degree of correlation observed with the extent of industrialization, availability, and investments in the public and private infrastructure and associated private and government spending on automation, constituting a major boost to the demand for PLCs. Further, trade barriers, availability of automation technology, service providers, and implementation models for infrastructural programs determine the extent of demand for PLCs in various geographies. The rise of Augmented Reality and immersive experiences has started to change the interaction with machines and systems slowly, which is likely to increase the scope for implementation of PLCs. Further, PLC-based PACs are likely to gain an edge over conventional types, especially in large-scale applications that warrant a high degree of automation.

The impact of COVID-19 has greatly affected global manufacturing and industrial outlook. The momentum for new orders and the expansion of manufacturing capabilities have declined across the globe in terms of production and stimulation. Stringent government policies and regulations from the local and national governments have restricted the movement of supply-side, production facilities, and finished goods. Such situations have become highly challenging for OEM and PLC vendors.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the PLC market during the forecast period:
  • Growing Use in Augmented Reality Technology
  • Increasing Prominence of PLC-based PAC
  • Smart and AI-enabled Homes demanding PLC Implementation
The study considers the present scenario of the PLC market and its market dynamics for the period 2019−2025. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The report offers both the demand and supply aspect of the market. It profiles and examines leading companies and other prominent ones operating in the market.


The global PLC market research report includes a detailed segmentation by type, end-users, and geography. Modular PLCs are employed in medium to large-scale industries. Increased requirements for automation solutions in several industries, especially in manufacturing and other varied applications among home and building automation end-users, are the major growth boosters for the segment.Rackmount PLCs are mostly finding applications in the manufacturing industry as they are capable of functioning in the extreme industrial environment. They are mainly used in mining and oil industries, and automation systems, where there is a high level of complexity involved. The rackmount segment continues to witness growth on account of the growing need for data management and processing and increased facelift of the industrial sector due to technology and modernization.

A high level of automation technology and product manufacturing is involved in the automobile manufacturing industry, which is increasing the potential of PLC applications. The chemical industry installs PLCs for real-time implementation of load management processes. The chemical and petrochemical industry requires inspections frequently as there are high possibilities of errors at measuring and various other stages. Therefore, automation technology makes the process easy and straightforward, thereby increasing reliability and decreasing the chances of human errors.

In the food industry, PLCs are employed as part of automation in the production line. They have not only transformed the way assembly lines are controlled or sequenced but also made the manufacturing process more efficient. The APAC region will account for one-third of the market with a major demand expected to come from China, Japan, South, and Korea. As these regions are witnessing high automation in the F&B industry, increased demand for PLC in processed and packaged food companies is likely to underpin the market.

Segmentation by Type
  • Modular
  • Rackmount
  • Unitary
Segmentation by End-users
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Food & Beverage
  • Mining & Metallurgy
  • Water
  • Oil & Gas
  • Paper & Packaging
  • Others
Insights by Geography
APAC hosts the most robust manufacturing industries, including automotive, construction, chemicals, defense, and aerospace. The region is also home to some of the highly enthusiastic tech-savvy population. For instance, in 2019, China and India had more than 409 million millennials, which is about five times more than in the US. Millennials account for the bulk usages of tech products and the target audience for robotic and automation vendors, especially in B2C segments. Owing to the high demand for tech products, the APAC market holds a key interest of vendors in the manufacturing sector, thus offering high opportunities for the vendors in the industrial and manufacturing sector. The European region is largely driven by the demand from key end-user industries in Germany, the UK, and France. The food and beverage segment is expected to add over $670 million to the regional market revenue.

Segmentation by Geography
  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • APAC
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • India
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Turkey
  • GCC
Insights by Vendors

The global PLC market share is currently witnessing intense competition among major players. The global market is dominated by key players, including Siemens, Mitsubishi, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Omron. The rapidly changing market dynamics with regard to product innovation and advancement is acting as a catalyst to intensify the competition among existing players. Consumers have several choices with respect to product availability. The present scenario is driving vendors to alter and redefine their unique value proposition to achieve a strong presence. Major players largely dominate the market. However, smaller vendors are providing products with generic specifications at a relatively low price. Also, the market showcases flexible behavior in terms of the adoption of new innovative products. This develops a major challenge for smaller players as they have limited resources to invest in research and development.

Prominent Vendors
  • Schneider Electric
  • Business Overview
  • Product Offerings
  • Key Strengths
  • Key Strategies
  • Key Opportunities
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Siemens
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Omron
Other Prominent Vendors
  • ABB
  • Business Overview
  • Product Offerings
  • Altman Lighting
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Eaton
  • Emerson Electric
  • General Electric
  • Honeywell
  • Kontron
  • Panasonic
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Delta Electronics
  • Hitachi
  • Motorola
  • Keyence
  • Phoenix Contact
  • Fuji Electric
  • Toshiba
  • Yokogawa Electric
Key Questions Answered
1. What is the global PLC market size and growth forecast?
2. What are the factors impacting the Asia Pacific PLC market growth?
3. What are the drivers, trends, and restraints impacting the Automotive PLC market?
4. Who are the top 3 manufacturers of PLCs and what is the growth of Rockwell automation market share?
5. What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the programmable logic controller (PLC) market?
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1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of The Study
4.4 Market Segments

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Introduction
7.1 Overview
7.2 Internationalization in Automobile Segment
7.3 Oligopolistic Market Structure

8 COVID-19 Impact

9 Market Opportunities & Trends
9.1 Rising Use In Augmented Reality Technologies
9.2 Growing Prominence Of PLC-Based PAC
9.3 Growing Adoption Of SoC FPGA In Architecture

10 Market Growth Enablers
10.1 Advent Of Industry 4.0
10.2 Rising Industrial Automation
10.3 Rising Demand For Enterprise Networking & HMI
10.4 Smart & Ai-Enabled Homes Demand PLC Implementation

11 Market Restraints
11.1 IoT Complexities in Automation
11.2 Need to Miniaturize While Increasing Functionality
11.3 High Degree of Variability & Design Challenge

12 Market Landscape
12.1 Market Size & Forecast
12.2 Five Forces Analysis

13 PLC Market by Type
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Market Overview
13.3 Modular
13.4 Rackmount
13.5 Unitary

14 PLC Market by End-User Industry
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14.2 Market Overview
14.3 Automotive
14.4 Chemical
14.6 Mining & Metallurgy
14.7 Water
14.8 Oil & Gas
14.9 Paper & Packaging
14.10 Others

15 PLC Market by Geography
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
15.2 Geographic Overview

16.1 Market Highlights
16.2 Market Size & Forecast
16.3 Type
16.4 End-User
16.5 Key Countries

17 Europe
17.1 Market Highlights
17.2 Market Size & Forecast
17.3 Type
17.4 End-User
17.5 Key Countries

18 North America
18.1 Market Highlights
18.2 Market Size & Forecast
18.3 Type
18.4 End-User
18.5 Key Countries

19 Latin America
19.1 Market Highlights
19.2 Market Size & Forecast
19.3 Type
19.4 End-User
19.5 Key Countries

20 Middle East & Africa
20.1 Market Highlights
20.2 Market Size & Forecast
20.3 Type
20.4 End-User
20.5 Key Countries

21 Competitive Landscape
21.1 Competition Overview
21.2 Market Share Analysis

22 Key Company Profiles
22.1 Schneider Electric
22.2 Rockwell Automation
22.3 Siemens
22.4 Mitsubishi Electric
22.5 Omron

23 Other Prominent Vendors
23.1 ABB
23.3 EATON
23.4 Emerson Electric
23.5 General Electric
23.6 Honeywell
23.7 Kontron
23.8 Panasonic
23.9 Toshiba
23.1 Yokogawa Electric
23.11 Infineon Technologies
23.12 Delta Electronics
23.13 Hitachi
23.14 Motorola Solutions
23.15 Keyence
23.16 Phoenix Contact
23.17 LS Electric
23.18 Fuji Electric

24 Report Summary
24.1 Key Takeaways
24.2 Strategic Recommendations

25 Quantitative Summary
25.1 Market By Geography
25.2 APAC Market
25.3 Europe Market
25.4 North America Market
25.5 Latin America
25.6 Middle East & Africa
25.7 Market By Type
25.8 Market By End-User Industry

26 Appendix
26.1 Abbreviations
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  • Schneider Electric
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Siemens
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Omron
  • ABB
  • Business Overview
  • Product Offerings
  • Altman Lighting
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Eaton
  • Emerson Electric
  • General Electric
  • Honeywell
  • Kontron
  • Panasonic
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Delta Electronics
  • Hitachi
  • Motorola
  • Keyence
  • Phoenix Contact
  • Fuji Electric
  • Toshiba
  • Yokogawa Electric
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Our research comprises a mix of primary and secondary research. The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, company pipeline charts, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, journals and conferences, internal proprietary databases, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in any given market.

Primary research involves email interactions with the industry participants across major geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to, CEOs, VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers. We primarily rely on internal research work and internal databases that we have populated over the years. We cross-verify our secondary research findings with the primary respondents participating in the study.