Automation has been an intrinsic component for manufacturing ever since the launch of the first programmable logic controller in 1970. The market of automation has, since then, seen a number of new product introductions that has significantly altered the way end-users pursue product design, engineering, production and services.
Frost & Sullivan's automation research and consulting programs entails a dedicated approach to understand and foresee the future of diverse automation products across various geographies. Our market focus includes factory automation, process automation, industrial software, product lifecycle management, besides others. A list of key focus areas have been identified below.
1. Factory Automation
2. Process Automation
3. MES & Advanced Process Control
4. Industrial Services
Our work is founded on close and regular interactions with leading multi-nationals and emerging companies operating in the world of industrial automation. The objectives of our research involves from the most basic elements of market intelligence to advanced strategic work for new product introductions and Go-To market strategies, and advisory work for mergers and acquisitions.
30 Jun 2018  |  Global
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Vision, NLP, Mixed Reality, 5G, and LiDAR Drive Opportunities in Manufacturing
Collaborative robots or cobots are robots that can perform tasks alongside humans. The interoperability and the ease of integration into existing factory environment are encouraging its development and adoption in recent years. Their interaction with humans is more natural and they share the same workspace and can be easily reprogrammed. Robotic p...
18 Jun 2018  |  Global
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Attributes Helping Organisations Re-imagine Supply Chains to Uncover Hidden Businesses and Growth Potential
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has transitioned from being a buzzword to closer to reality, as organizations are stepping into the implementation phase. The progressive improvement in computer prowess, backed by advancements in sensor technology, has led to an era of convergence, creating innumerable data points and allowing technology to mak...
31 May 2018  |  Global
ICT and Sensor Technology Convergence Drive Opportunities in Smart Factories
The concept of creating a replica of equipment or a system, or physical asset called digital twin is gaining interest in the manufacturing sector. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced software platforms, communication, big data analytics, and sensors are enabling improvements in efficiency and productivity. Mixed reality, holograp...
24 May 2018  |  Asia Pacific
Greenfield Opportunities in Southeast Asia Driving the DCS Market in the Region
This research service discusses revenues generated by the DCS suppliers in Asia Pacific in 2016. The companies included in this study are all major vendors of the system.--BEGIN PROMO--
The objective is to identify the major end users, the distribution channel for DCS, as well as the key suppliers in the A...
30 Apr 2018  |  North America
Cobots, Cognitive Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing, Hybrid Manufacturing and Nanofabrication Drive Growth in the Manufacturing Sector
Industries today are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) driven by the use of smart connected devices. IoT solutions are moving towards integrating machines, services, and products leveraging big data analytics to obtain useful data through intelligent networks. Key benefits include: customization, improved productivity and effic...
14 Feb 2018  |  Global
Cloud-based Integration of MES and ERP is Likely to Boost Adoption
Manufacturing execution systems (MES) are the integrated software applications that provide companies the means to plan and schedule, track, direct and implement their operations. The MES market is growing due to the rapid adoption of cloud computing and data analytics in distinct industry applications around the world. The market is likely to grow...
10 Jan 2018  |  Global
Integration of IIoT Technologies to Ease Asset Maintenance, Establish Connected Environments and Promote Steady Growth
The objective of this study is to identify and evaluate various growth opportunities for enterprise asset management (EAM) vendors in the present business scenario which is challenged by uncertain economic conditions and the emergence of a new wave of digital manufacturing. There is a pressing need for end-users, particularly in asset-intensive ind...
29 Dec 2017  |  Global
Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies Enable Cognitive Factories
Information technology has been largely impacting the manufacturing industry. With the increase in the number of IIoT solutions and real-time data processing, predictive analytics is enabling processing of large volumes of data captured from the connected machines. The current scenario includes involvement of humans in making logical decisions alon...
20 Dec 2017  |  North America
Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and Sensors 4.0 are the Most Adopted Trends for Start-ups
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has created a new wave of transformation for manufacturers over the past decade. IIoT brings together brilliant machines, advanced analytics, and people at work. A growing number of industrial facilities are exploring the power of IIoT to optimize their business performance. In a highly competitive global ma...
12 Dec 2017  |  North America
Unlock the Vast Potential
The agriculture industry will undoubtedly become more important than ever before in the near future. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the world will need to produce 70% more food in 2050 than currently, in order to feed the growing population. Factors such as climate change, limited arable land, water scarcity, lab...