Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) technology is not recent in the industry, and is still in usage at a great extent by manufacturing companies. Programmable Logic Controller smoothens the mechanical automation process in manufacturing units and construction buildings. Due to its dynamic development, sequential control, counters and timers, ease of programming, reliable controlling capabilities, and ease of hardware usage; Programmable Logic Controllers are also utilized in various control system areas.
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in industrial automation supports machine movement on an assembly line. Programmable Logic Controllers has been an integral part of automation and control systems across many industries, and is expected to remain the same even with the advent of new technologies such as Process Automation Controllers (PACs) and other advanced computer-based controls. Programmable Logic Controllers are significantly applied in industries, and helps in eliminating hard wiring associated with conventional relay control circuits, enhancing the productivity. Constant emphasis on product innovation in industrial automation has linked the gap between functional capabilities of discrete control system and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).
One of the major factors for growth in this market is the end-user. Most of the maintenance or automation technicians do not have appropriate know how of scripted languages and are comfortable with using Programmable Logic Controllers. Process Control PLC market is anticipated to witness constant growth over the estimated period. As the popularity and growing need of modified or customized Programmable Logic Controllers surge, the market will grow considerably. Modified Programmable Logic Controls provide solutions for process complexity, space limitation, and demanding industrial environment, along with stability, reliability, and interoperability.
Conversely, rising prices of Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), and lack of skilled personnel for advanced Programmable Logic Controllers; are the major restraints to the market growth during the forecast period.
Development of customized PLCs for application in various industries, represent significant opportunity for the PLC manufacturers.
Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) market is segmented on the basis of product type, end user industries, and regions.
On the basis of product type, Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) market is segmented into Unitary PLCs, Modular PLCs, and Rack mount PLCs. Unitary Programmable Logic Controls segment, due to its cost-effectiveness, small size, and less downtime; has been considered as the major PLC segment.
On the basis of end user, Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) market is segmented into Process Industry, Discrete Industry, and Building Automation. Process industry segment has dominated the global Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) market, and is expected to continue the same during the projected period.
On the basis of application, the Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) market is segmented into Automotive, Paper & Pulp, Water & Waste Water Treatment, Chemical & Petrochemical, Food & Beverages, Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, and others.
On the basis of geographical regions, the Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) market is segmented into seven different regions: North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific region, Japan, and Middle East and Africa. MEA has dominated the Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) market and is expected to continue to manage its position in the forecast period as well. European region is highly dependent on automotive industry and is predicted to make heavy investments, which will boost the market for Programmable Logic Controllers and create various growth opportunities for wholesalers in the region.
Key Market Players:
Some of the key players in the global Process Control PLC Market are Rockwell Automation, OMRON, Panasonic, Toshiba, Mitsubishi Electric, Delta Electronics, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Honeywell, ABB, Beckhoff Automation, Hitachi, Electronics and Yokogawa, KEYENCEK, Fuji Electric, IDEC, Bosch Rexroth, Eaton, and GE.
In 2016, Honeywell launched Control Edge Programmable Logic Controller with unprecedented connectivity through all levels of process and business operation.
Vendors in this market are increasingly experiencing accomplishments due to various factors, such as high investments in research and developmental activities, technology-based solutions, and the ability to provide customized Programmable Logic Controls (PLC).
This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.
Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:
- Customer Experience Maps
- Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
- Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
- Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey
The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.
The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- The Middle East and Africa
The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.
Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.
1. Customer Experience Map
The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.
2. Insights and Tools
The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.
3. Actionable Results
The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.
4. Strategic Frameworks
The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.
The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:
1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?
2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?
3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?
4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?
5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?
6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?
7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?
8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?
9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?
10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?
Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.