Operator Panels

The Operator Panels market research report 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.  The market growth is expected to fall remarkably during the forecast period due to the uncertainties ushered upon by the novel coronavirus across the globe.

Operator Panels: Digitalization Drives Market Growth

The operator panels market experienced a marginal decline in growth in 2019 compared with the substantial growth in 2018.  The year 2018 witnessed a strong growth phase, with positive signals and revenue streams from all over the world.  However, 2019 has been a difficult year for several industries as well as the global economy.

Operator Panels MarketThe operator panels market growth will slow down substantially in 2020 as there is a threat of a global recession, with some industries contracting.  The market is expected to revive from 2021 onwards.

The driving force for the operator panels market in automation, as it is for several devices, is the digitalization of the automation business.  Call it Industrial IoT or Industry 4.0, most of the approaches arise from the consumer goods markets, e.g., multi-touch, cloud, or Edge computing.

Technological trends, especially from consumer markets will continuously influence the operator panels market.  Operator panels are still closely linked to the programmable logic controller (PLC) market. 

Standardization, interconnectivity, multi-touch, haptic response, and other trends from consumer industries are influencing the operator panels market.  However, to realize the potential benefits from these technologies, the right combination of hardware and software must be applied, and this must conform to the visualization concept for the specific industrial application.

Operator Panels Strategic Issues

Operator Panels Market TrendsIn addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the Operator Panels market research report provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Strategic Issue for Vendors: Adoption of Latest Technologies

Leading companies typically do not rely just on their installed base, but also position themselves as technology leaders.  Technology leaders can increase market share while avoiding price competition by adopting technological trends early and working closely with key customers to keep ahead of the growing number of followers.  Operator panels can deliver value when sold as an individual product.  Large screens, high definition/high-resolution displays, widescreens, multi-touch capability, and communication capabilities are among the most important criteria for new machines, while retrofit products are more important for existing machinery designs.

Strategic Issue for Users: Service Offering

Lifecycle costs of automation equipment can account for 4 to 5 times the initial purchasing price.  A supplier’s service offering can bring significant benefits over the lifecycle.  When choosing an operator panel, especially with a controller, service can be a key differentiator in lifecycle costs.

Strategic Issue for All Market Participants: COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruptions to global supply chains and business operations.  While the pandemic did not impact the 2019 demand for operator panels, the market projections do take into account industry trends with ARC’s best estimates for how COVID-19 will impact the operator panels market in different industries.  

Operator Panels 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
  • Regional Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Scope

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 Type
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Panel Type
    • Automation Panels
    • Graphic Operator Panels
    • Mobile Panels
    • Text/Semi-graphic Display Panels
  • Market Shares by Panel Size
    • Graphical1:(<5")
    • Graphical4:(5"-9")
    • Graphical4:(9"-15")
    • Graphical4:(>15")
    • Remainder
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Machinery Segment
  • Market Shares by Customer Type
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total Shipments of Operator Panels
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments by Panel Type
    • Automation Panels
    • Graphic Operator Panels
    • Mobile Panels
    • Text/Semi-graphic Display Panels
  • Shipments by Panel Size
    • Graphical1:(<5")
    • Graphical4:(5"-9")
    • Graphical4:(9"-15")
    • Graphical4:(>15")
    • Remainder
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments for Machinery by 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

Scope

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 and currencies included in each region

Country Research Focus Areas

Contact us for the countries available for this study.