Global Industrial Control & Factory Automation Markets to 2026: Focus on SCADA, PLC, DCS, MES, Industrial Safety, PAM

Dublin, Aug. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Industrial Control & Factory Automation Market by Solution (SCADA, PLC, DCS, MES, Industrial Safety, PAM), Component (Industrial Robots, Industrial 3D Printing, Process Analyzer, Machine Vision, HMI), Industry, Region - Forecast to 2026" report has been added to's offering.

The industrial control & factory automation market size is expected to grow from USD 133.1 billion in 2021 to USD 197.8 billion by 2026; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2021 to 2026

The key factors driving the growth of the market include adoption of emerging technologies such as IoT and AI in industrial environments, emergence of connected enterprises and requirement of mass manufacturing of products, government initiatives to promote industrial automation, emphasis on industrial automation and optimum utilization of resources, and fiscal policies formulated by regional financial institutions to keep manufacturing facilities floating amidst COVID-19 crisis.

Market for industrial sensors to account for largest market share in component during the forecast period

The industrial sensors segment is expected to hold the largest share of the industrial control & factory automation market. The growth of the industrial sensors segment is driven by the growing adoption of Industry 4.0 and IIoT, and the growing wireless sensors market.

Predictive maintenance is expected to offer lucrative opportunities to the players in the industrial sensors market in the coming years. Predictive maintenance is enabled by 3 major solution enhancements over a traditional maintenance schedule: capturing sensor data, facilitating data communications, and making predictions. As sensors are an important part of predictive maintenance solutions, the demand for industrial sensors is expected to increase significantly in the coming years.

PAM solution to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period

The PAM segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the increasing deployment of PAM solutions in process and discrete industries to build a comprehensive data repository related to different equipment installed in these plants, right from their uptime performance to their life cycle cost assessment.

Oil & gas process industry to account for largest market share during the forecast period

Industrial control & factory automation solutions can enable the oil & gas industry to monitor the facilities remotely and gain insights into daily inventory and equipment conditions. Remote monitoring can compensate for the shortage of skilled workforce for collecting equipment data. It also reduces the risk to the lives of employees and improves the overall safety and efficiency of industrial workers.

Medical devices discrete industry to grow at highest CAGR during the forecast period

In the medical devices industry, industrial control & factory automation solutions help improve manufacturing processes, planning, technology assessment, third-party services, and remote support. Industrial control & factory automation technologies also help reduce recalls and wastes and increase the profitability of the companies engaged in the manufacturing of medical devices due to precision in manufacturing.

APAC is expected to capture largest market size during the forecast period

The APAC industrial control & factory automation is projected to capture the largest market size, driven by the increasing adoption of automation technologies across industrial sectors in China and India. Factory automation is increasing in China, due to high labor wages and the presence of a large number of automotive manufacturing plants. Growing population, rising standards of living, and developing economies have led to the rising demand for energy.

It is estimated that APAC could drive approximately 65% of the global energy demand by 2035, with China and India collectively expected to fulfill 40% of the demand. Oil and gas companies in North America and Europe have started investing in APAC to fulfill the growing energy demand. The increasing energy demand would lead to the development of the energy sector, including oil & gas and power industries. This, in turn, would generate demand for automation products in the APAC region.

Major players operating in the industrial control & factory automation market include ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Endress+Hauser AG (Switzerland), Emerson Electric Co. (US), General Electric (US), Rockwell Automation, Inc. (US), Schneider Electric SE (France), Siemens AG (Germany), Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan), Honeywell International Inc. (US), and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (Japan).

Market Dynamics


  • Emergence of Connected Enterprises and Requirement of Mass Manufacturing of Products
  • Government Initiatives to Promote Industrial Automation
  • Adoption of Emerging Technologies Such as IoT and Ai in Industrial Environments
  • Emphasis on Industrial Automation and Optimum Utilization of Resources
  • Fiscal Policies Formulated by Regional Financial Institutions to Keep Manufacturing Facilities Floating Amidst COVID-19 Crisis


  • Significant Initial Capital Investments and Re-Investments for Maintenance
  • Fluctuations in End-Use Industries
  • Lack of Skilled Professionals


  • Adoption of Industry 4.0 Principles for Industrial Manufacturing
  • Increased Demand for Safety Compliance Automation Solutions


  • Absence of Standardization in Industrial Communication Protocols and Interfaces
  • Lack of Skilled Workforce to Operate Industrial Automation Devices and Systems
  • Rise in Instances of Automated Cyber Attacks
  • Lockdowns and Social Distancing May Restrict Commercial Trade Growth in Coming Months

Case Studies

  • Woodside Energy Used Exr-1 Robots to Enhance Safety of Employees and Operations at Hazardous Locations
  • Ins Helped Arb Midstream Deploy Scada Solutions for a New Pipeline
  • Renishaw Helped Hieta Move Metal Additive Manufacturing (Am) from Prototype Manufacture into Commercial Production for Its Specialist Range of Heat Exchangers
  • Emerson Helped Crude Oil Producer to Reduce Operational Costs Using Pressure Transmitters
  • Aveva Helped City of Barcelona Effectively Manage Resources and Integrate New Processes and Facilities

Technology Analysis

  • Optimizing Steel Production with Ai
  • Augmented Reality in Industrial Control and Factory Automation
  • Blockchain in Factories of Future
  • 5G and Multi-Access Edge Computing (Mec) Will Help Keep Factory Workers Informed
  • Maximum Utilization Using Predictive Maintenance
  • Energy Management for Smart Factories
  • Transformation of Smart Factories Requires Edge Computing
  • Predictive Supply Chain in Factory Automation
  • Protecting Smart Production Lines
  • Digital Twin as Foundation of Industry 4.0
  • IoT Connectivity for Industrial Control and Factory Automation

Company Profiles

Key Players

  • ABB
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Siemens
  • Schneider Electric
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • General Electric Co.
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Honeywell
  • Yokogawa Electric Corporation
  • Omron Corporation
  • Endress+Hauser
  • Fanuc Corporation
  • Wika
  • Dwyer Instruments
  • Stratasys
  • 3D Systems Corporation

Other Players

  • Fuji Electric
  • Hitachi
  • Krohne
  • Azbil
  • Vega Grieshaber
  • Danfoss
  • Tegan Innovations
  • Win-911 Software
  • Pinpoint Information Systems
  • Progea
  • Chaos Prime
  • Inxpect S.P.A.
  • Algolux
  • Inuitive
  • Eave
  • Canaria
  • Fuelics
  • Triditive
  • Ultimaker
  • Roboze S.P.A.
  • Nano Dimension
  • Softgripping
  • Deep Learning Robotics
  • Pick-It 3D
  • Onrobot
  • Trivision
  • Zivid
  • Enersis
  • Clevest

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