General Motion Control

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This market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast.  The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide and all regions.

Motion Control Market Continues to Expand
This study is a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the General Motion Control (GMC) market, including market size and segmentation, market forecast, industry structure, and supplier market shares and profiles.  Each GMC system includes three functional elements:  motion controller, drive, and motor.

Since the downturn in 2008 the overall market has returned to relatively stable conditions with the exception of 2012 where the downturn in the semiconductor market resulted in a significant decline in several of the dominant Japanese suppliers focused on this industry.   The strengthening of the dollar against most other world currencies was the primary contributor to the overall decline in the market for 2015.  

Looking forward, our forecast for 2016 is expected to moderate as the market conditions in Asia create headwinds.   However, the drive for manufacturing productivity growth is pushing industrial companies to invest in new automation equipment for various industries. Companies face challenges to raise productivity, lower product costs, reduce manufacturing operating expenses, and increase return on investment in order to compete in the global market.

Mergers and acquisition activities among suppliers have continued over the years. The most significant acquisitions and divestitures in the 2015-16 time frame have been incorporated into the analysis in the reporting.  This includes acquisitions by Rockwell Automation, Allied Motion, and Omron. 

Strategic Issues
Automation is essential as manufacturers continue to face challenges to compete in the global economy.  The automation market dynamics also remains extremely competitive.  This study will help to offer strategies, such as:

  • Which regional markets to target
  • Long-term trends creating opportunity
  • Forming relationships with OEMs

Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a concise, executive-level Market Analysis Report in PDF format.  The Workbook has some unique features such as five year market history and the ability to select local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Studies and formats available are listed below: 

MIRA Workbook Market Analysis PDF
Wordwide (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

 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
  • Regional Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • End User Trends
  • Strategies for Buyers
  • Strategies for Suppliers
  • Recommendations

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Hardware Type
    • GMC Hardware
    • Peripheral Hardware & Accessories
  • Market Shares by Component
    • Controllers
    • Servo Drives
    • Servo Motors
    • Stepper Drives
    • Stepper Motors
  • Market Shares by Application
    • Assembly/Deassembly
    • Converting
    • Inspection/Measuring
    • Material Handling
    • Metal Fabrication
    • Packaging
    • Positioning
    • Robotics
    • Slicing, Shearing, Cutting
    • Web Lines
    • Winding
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Furniture & Wood Products
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Medical Products
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Plastic & Rubber
    • Printing & Publishing
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductor
    • Textiles
  • Market Shares by Machinery Segment
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

    Market Forecasts and Histories

    • Total Shipments of GMC Systems
    • Shipments by Region
      • North America
      • Europe, Middle East, Africa
      • Asia
      • Latin America
    • Shipments by Revenue Category
      • Hardware
      • Software
      • Services
    • Shipments by Hardware Type
      • GMC Hardware
      • Peripheral Hardware & Accessories
    • Shipments by Component
      • Controllers
      • Servo Drives
      • Servo Motors
      • Stepper Drives
      • Stepper Motors
    • Shipments by Application
      • Assembly/Deassembly
      • Converting
      • Inspection/Measuring
      • Material Handling
      • Metal Fabrication
      • Packaging
      • Positioning
      • Robotics
      • Slicing, Shearing, Cutting
      • Web Lines
      • Winding
    • Shipments by Industry
      • Aerospace & Defense
      • Automotive
      • Electronics & Electrical
      • Fabricated Metals
      • Food & Beverage
      • Furniture & Wood Products
      • Machinery Manufacturing
      • Medical Products
      • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
      • Plastic & Rubber
      • Printing & Publishing
      • Pulp & Paper
      • Semiconductor
      • Textiles
    • Shipments by Machinery Segment
    • Shipments by Sales Channel
    • Shipments by Customer Type

    Industry Participants

    The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market

    Regional Research Focus Areas

    Strategic Analysis

    Market Share 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

    Leading Supplier Profiles

    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
    China No No
    India No No

    Countries included in each region.

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