Global Megatrends and Digitalization Initiatives Will Drive Discrete Automation Market Growth

According to ARC Advisory Group’s new report, the discrete automation market roared back during 2021, recovering much of the losses incurred after a significant drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Going forward, the outlook remains positive for capital investments in automation products and software in discrete industries due to the macro trends that underlie the growth in this market remain in place. These trends include globalization, infrastructure expansion, an aging installed base of automation equipment, manufacturing labor shortages, digitalization, an increasing middle class in Asia, and the ongoing need to improve production, process controllability, and reduce energy consumption.

"Digitalization already has a marked impact on industrial operations. Each year, new products and capabilities provide higher value, driving investments in new equipment. Features are incorporated to control production processes more precisely, improve functionalities, reduce energy consumption, expand operational visibility, increase plant safety, and provide contextualized and time-relevant information to improve management and production floor decisions. As a result, automation products and software deployed in the discrete industries are improving product quality and operational efficiency," according to Allen Avery Senior Analyst and key author of ARC's Automation and Software Expenditures for Discrete Industries Market Research.

Automation and Software Expenditures for Discrete Industries Market Trends

In addition to providing detailed competitive market share data, the report also addresses key market trends as follows:

  • Software-defined Everything
  • MTP Adds Flexibility and Scalability 
  • Moving to the Edge
  • More IO to Gather More Information 
  • Industrial 5G
  • Expect More Frequent Migration 
  • Energy Efficiency Regulations
  • Connect to the Cloud
  • Configurable/Characterizable I/O
  • Communications Will Become More Standardized and Universal 
  • Cloud Computing

Leading Suppliers to the Automation and Software Expenditures for Discrete Industries Market Identified

In addition to providing specific market data and industry trends, this ARC market research also identifies and positions the leading suppliers to this market and provides and summarizes their relevant offerings. An alphabetical list of key suppliers covered in this analysis includes: ABB, FANUC, Mitsubishi Electric, Rockwell Automation, Siemens.

About the Automation and Software Expenditures for Discrete Industries Research    

Automation and Software Expenditures for Discrete Industries Strategic IssuesThe Automation and Software Expenditures for Discrete Industries report explores the current and future market performance and related technology and business trends and identifies leading technology suppliers. This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modelling techniques. The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts and 5 years of historical analysis. The report segmentation includes World Region, Industry, and Product Type.

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