Global Industrial Automation Market Outlook, 2018
Growing Appetite for Digitalization is Increasing the Focus on Bolt-on Acquisitions in IIoT, Transforming the Market
  • The automation market experienced steady growth in 2017, as a result of a moderate investment climate. This research service provides key trends and predictions for the global automation industry in 2018, analyzing developments across end-user industries. The automation market is set for a paradigm shift due to digitalization in the end-user industries, as the verticals step up their investment patterns to concentrate on expanding existing plant capacity with modular equipment and digital technologies. Focus on portfolio consolidation through mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and partnerships will gain also prominence in 2018.

    The effect of such changes on the market has been analyzed in detail, along with other trends that are expected to transpire over the upcoming year, as organizations set to prepare for the future. The study highlights the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform offerings of major automation companies and provides a comprehensive comparison of the products and services. This automation outlook provides a detailed market landscape analysis of the key participants in process automation, hybrid automation, and discrete automation markets. It offers an in-depth outlook of key trends across end-user verticals that affect the global automation market with relevant use cases.

    Research Scope

    Market Type—Process industries, hybrid industries, and discrete industries

    1. Process industries: Oil and gas (O&G), power, chemicals and petrochemicals, water and wastewater, cement and glass, textile, rubber and plastic, metal fabrication
    2. Hybrid industries: Metals and mining, life sciences, food and beverages (F&B), pulp and paper
    3. Discrete industries: Automotive, machinery, semiconductors and electronics, aerospace and defense (A&D), printing, medical devices, packaging
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