The Automation Expenditures for Food and Beverage
Worldwide Outlook examines the market for automation products and systems in
food and beverage products and ingredients manufacturing and the factors
contributing to the growth and deployment of specific products and systems.
Automation products and systems include enterprise asset management, general
motion control, LIMS, AC drives, plant asset management, PLCs, DCS, process
safety systems, HMIs, field transmitters and valves, process engineering tools,
real-time process optimization, production management.
Much of the current automation
deployment focuses on projects that reduce energy consumption and waste, reduce
costs and protect margins, or better ensure product safety. The industry has
been one of the least impacted by the global economic recession. However, the
industry expects growth in consumer spending to remain at reduced rates into the
foreseeable future. Most major companies have similar business strategies. The
major difference in performance is how well they execute their strategies. This
further emphasizes the need for automation products and systems.