Operator Panels

The Operator Panels Market Research Report delivers current market analysis plus a five-year market and technology forecast. The report is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries. The market is expected to grow at a mid-single-digit CAGR during the forecast period.

Operator Panels: Digital Transformation Shapes the Market Dynamics

The operator panels market declined by single digits in 2020 due to the detrimental impact of the pandemic. The market is expected to bounce back in 2021 with a double-digit YoY growth and will continue to grow by single digits YoY during the rest of the forecast period.

Operator Panels MarketThe digitalization of the automation business is the driving force for the operator panels market in automation (as it is for several devices). Whether you call it Industrial IoT or Industry 4.0, many of the approaches come from consumer goods markets, such as multi-touch, cloud, or edge computing. The suppliers in this market witness potential market opportunities for visualization, reporting, and monitoring industrial operations using panels. Both human-machine interface hardware and software solutions and associated services are expanding with the availability of increasingly more data—now and in the future—due to technologies such as Industrial IoT and the Edge. 

Technological trends include digitalization of industrial operations. Industrial operations have begun to focus on smart data, instead of just Big Data, that combines product know-how and process expertise with data analytics. This helps reduce unplanned downtimes and improve operational efficiency and enables better decisions. Panels play a key role in the analysis and visual representation of such industrial data, and therefore, ARC expects the market to have a stable growth during the forecast period. Operator panels are still closely linked to the programmable logic controller market.

Standardization, interconnectivity, multi-touch, haptic response, and other consumer-industry trends are influencing the market for operator panels. However, in order to reap the potential benefits of these technologies, the appropriate combination of hardware and software must be used, and this must adhere to the visualization concept for the specific industrial application.

The market for operator panels is dominated by Siemens, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Mitsubishi Electric. Overall, ARC analysis suggests that broad automation portfolios clearly enable suppliers to garner defensible leadership positions.

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 not only rely 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. When sold as a standalone product, operator panels can provide significant value. For new machines, large screens, high definition/high-resolution displays, widescreens, multi-touch capability, and communication capabilities are among the most important criteria, whereas retrofit products are more important for existing machinery designs.  

Strategic Issue for Users: Evaluating Suppliers and Their Solution Capabilities

End users need to evaluate suppliers for not only their product portfolio but also for their capabilities for automation solutions. Users need to evaluate suppliers based on the following questions:  

  • How quickly could a more cost-effective route to an optimum solution be achieved with the supplier’s product portfolio and its experience in similar applications?  
  • Can a high level of integration be achieved? Will the solution be scalable?  
  • Does the solution allow users to customize their unique requirements quickly and cost-efficiently?  
  • Does the solution offer forward compatibility for maximum investment protection?  
  • Does the supplier offer a consulting approach that will help view automation as a business enabler and help create a business case to justify the investments?

Strategic Issue for All Market Participants: COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruptions to global supply chains and business operations. The pandemic did impact the 2020 demand for operator panels moderately. 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
Annual Subscription Yes 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")
    • Graphical2:(5"-9")
    • Graphical3:(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")
    • Graphical2:(5"-9")
    • Graphical3:(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

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