Distributed Control Systems

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The Distributed Control Systems (DCS) market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast. The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries.

Global DCS Market Enters a Recovery Mode

After back to back years of decline, the global distributed control systems (DCS) market entered a recovery mode during 2017, although with lackluster growth.  The short-term outlook remains the same as the global DCS market continues to face long-term economic uncertainty.  Despite the recent return to growth in both major global economies and rising prices for key commodities, major end users remain uncertain about how long these rallies will last as they face a potential trade war and producers ramping up production in response to rising commodity prices.

From a regional perspective, the market recovery seen in 2017 was primarily driven by a rebound in the Chinese market.  From a vertical industry perspective, the DCS  market recovery in 2017 was not led by the usual industries.  Typically, one or all the heavy process industries lead DCS market recoveries.  In 2017, however, the pharmaceutical, pulp & paper, and water & wastewater industries did so.  Interestingly, each of the top five global suppliers listed a different vertical industry as its leading growth market during 2017.  This is due in part to the strong efforts these suppliers made to leverage their key customer relationships and market presence to capture the limited project activity coming on line from the heavy process industries during 2017.

Distributed Control Systems Strategic Issues

Distributed Control Systems Market Data Workbook

Both automation suppliers and end users strive to get more value from their automation systems.  Some key strategic issues covered in the report include:

  • Keep your eye on cloud software development technology
  • Leverage virtualized products to improve customer support
  • Increase presence in emerging countries
  • Employ a MAC strategy with vertical industry focus and local services

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DCS Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
Country Profiles (includes country data) No Yes

Countries included in each region.

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, and Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Hardware Type
    • Controllers
    • I/O
    • Workstations
    • Networking Hardware
  • Market Shares by System Size
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Market Shares by Service Type
    • Operations
    • Project Management
  • Market Shares by Application
    • Batch
    • Continuous Process
    • Quality
    • Supervisory Control
  • Market Shares by Project Type
    • New Construction
    • Replacement
    • Upgrade/Expansion
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Customer Type
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total DCS Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, and Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments by System Size
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Shipments by Hardware Type
    • Controllers
    • I/O
    • Workstations
    • Networking Hardware
  • Shipments by Service Type
    • Operations
    • Project Management
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Application Type
    • Batch
    • Continuous Process
    • Quality
    • Supervisory Control
  • Shipments by Project Type
    • New Construction
    • Replacment
    • Upgrade/Expansion
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type

Industry Participants
Profiles of the major suppliers servicing this market are included.

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market History & Forecast Analysis 

  • Market History & Forecast by Country
  • Market History & Forecast by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries & currencies included in each region: MIRA-Country

DCS for Southeast Asia Brochure

Country Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Country
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market Forecast Analysis 

  • Total Market Forecast
  • Market Forecast by Industry

Industry Participants

DCS for China Brochure

DCS for India Brochure