Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and PLC-based Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs)

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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, all regions, and a select group of countries.

Overview

Entering a New Normal
Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and PLC-based programmable automation controllers (PACs) are the most widely used controllers in the discrete manufacturing industries.  In process manufacturing, PLCs are widely used for subsidiary activities and, at the upper end, PACs are beginning to increase their penetration for process control. 

In this regards, PLCs mirror the overall automation market and this market study covers nearly all relevant aspects of todays’ industry.

The market is currently in a phase which it has not seen before:  stagnation and very slow growth.  Many hopes are associated with the new production paradigms IIoT and Industrie 4.0, but most suppliers struggle monetizing it.

The growth engines of the last years, the BRICs, are also losing their power and China is entering a new normal. 
Suppliers take an increasing focus on adding value with software and services, and also soft factors play an increasing role, as PLCs commoditize.

Competition is a key aspect, as the market is not growing itself, it is the strategy and the go to market approach that defines winners and losers.

There are bright spots:  robotics, plastics, the automotive market, but all of these growth phases are short and suppliers need to prepare to participate.

Strategic Issues
In the PLC/PAC market, different issues apply to suppliers, OEMs, and end users.  Machine builders have different priorities than users.  PLC suppliers must closely collaborate with their clients to generate value and thereby defend their market position.  This study addresses key questions, such as:

  • How can suppliers increase their value proposition?
  • Are different strategies required for new installations vs. retrofit?
  • Will new distribution channels be required?
  • How critical is initial cost in relation to lifecycle cost?
  • How will niche market products impact the total market?

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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 Yes
India No Yes

Countries included in each region.

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

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Executive Summary

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

Scope

Market Shares List of Figures

  • Market Shares for 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
    • Operator Interface
    • Nano Controller
    • Micro Controller
    • Small Controller
    • Large Controller
    • Other Controller
    • Unbundled I/O
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Buildings
    • 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 PAC and Standard PLCs 
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

Market Forecast List of Figures

  • Total PLC and PLC-based PAC Business Including Hardware, Software, and Services
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Hardware, Software, and Services
  • Shipments by Hardware Type
    • Operator Interface
    • Nano Controller
    • Micro Controller
    • Small Controller
    • Large Controller
    • Other Controller
    • Unbundled I/O
  • Shipments by Software Type
    • Programming
    • Templates and Libraries
    • Other
  • Shipments by Service Type
    • Automation Training
    • Spare Part Contracts
    • Maintenance Contracts
    • Software Updates
    • Other
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Semiconductor
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Machinery Segment
  • Shipments by PAC and Standard PLCs

Supplier Profiles

Profiles for the major suppliers servicing this market are included. Each profile reviews the company's business, products, and services as it applies to the PLC and PLC-based PAC market segment.   Suppliers profiled include ABB, Altus, B&R Industrial Automation, Beckhoff, Bosch Rexroth, Delta Electronics, Eaton, Festo, Fuji Electric, General Electric, Hitachi, HollySys, IDEC, Koyo Electronics Industries, Lenze, LS Industrial Systems, Mitsubishi Electric, OMRON, Panasonic, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Saia-Burgess Controls/Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Sharp, Siemens, Sigmatek, Toshiba, VIPA/Yaskawa, Yokogawa.

Regional Research Focus Areas

Executive Overview

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

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

PLC and PLC-based PAC for Latin America Brochure

Country Research Focus Areas

Executive Overview

Scope

Market Share Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Country
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market Forecast Analysis 

  • Total Market Forecast
  • Market Forecast by Industry

Leading Supplier Profiles

PLC and PLC-based PAC for India Brochure

PLC and PLC-based PAC for China Brochure