Automation Market Research Reports

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.

  1. 11 Jun 2014  |  Global  |  Market Research

    Global Automation Services Market for Process Industries

    Shale Gas and Tight Oil Revolution in North America and Emerging APAC Regions Drives Growth

    The declining availability of skilled work force forces end-users in process industries to outsource operation and maintenance services to third-party service providers. This enables end-users to concentrate on core competence of producing more and simultaneously maintain profitability and expected growth rate. This becomes an opportunity for sever...


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  2. 27 May 2014  |  North America  |  Market Research

    Analysis of the North American Terminal Automation Market

    Infrastructure Investments Stemming from the Shale Revolution Spurs Growth

    Increased oil and gas production and its lost-cost feedstock derivative in the chemicals industry will create new opportunities in the North American terminal automation market. While the market is expected to see greater traction from modernization projects, capacity expansions, and retrofit additions, automation requirements from diverse terminal...


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  3. 05 May 2014  |  Global  |  Market Research

    2013 Global Automation Market Factbook

    Manufacturing has Revived and Increased Investment in Automation Technologies Drives its Efficiency

    This market factbook covers the market scenario for global automation hardware products like distributed control systems (DCS), supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA), human machine interface (HMI), programmable logic controller (PLC), and software products such as manufacturing exectuion systems (MES), advanced process control an...


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  4. 25 Mar 2014  |  Global  |  Market Research

    Global Programmable Logic Controllers Market

    Need for Process Optimisation Likely to Spur Demand in Emerging Economies

    This research service analyses future trends in the global Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) market. It determines the impact of maturing North American and European markets towards the growth dynamics of this market. Revenue forecasts for different geographic and end user segments have been provided till 2018. The study also analyses the market...


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  5. 21 Mar 2014  |  Europe  |  Market Research

    Strategic Analysis of the Automation and Control Solutions Market in CIS Countries

    Increased Demand for Industrial Process Optimisation Boosts the Market

    This research service analyses the automation and control solutions (ACS) market in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region between 2009 and 2017. The research includes an overview of end users, market engineering measurements, and total market forecasts. This service also includes a competitive landscape of the leading market represent...


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  6. 17 Mar 2014  |  Europe  |  Market Research

    Enhancing Building Automation in Europe: Role of Supporting Infrastructures

    Integration with Building Analytics, Cloud Services, and Smart Grids to Drive Market Growth

    This research service analyses the future trends in the European building automation systems (BAS) market. It determines the impact of building analytics and smart-building and smart-grid integration on the growth dynamics of this market. The study also analyses the market from the perspective of several technology trends in Europe that are likely ...


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  7. 13 Mar 2014  |  Global  |  Market Research

    Changing Tides in Offshore Oil and Gas Production: Subsea Automation Opportunities at the Ocean Floor

    Future Vision of a Subsea Factory Bolstering Growth

    The abundance of global offshore oil and gas reserves encourages end users to expand exploration and production activities at deep-water and ultra-deep-water levels to ensure sustained profitability. As solution providers aim to provide integrated packaged solutions such as separation, compression, boosting, and water reinjection at the ocean floor...


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  8. 17 Feb 2014  |    |  Market Research

    Analysis of Global Automation and Control Systems (ACS) Market in the Upstream Oil and Gas (O&G) Industry

    Decline in “Easy Oil” Production Drives Growth in Smart Oil Field Solutions

    Abundant offshore reserves, regional requirements for energy independence, and high depletion rates in existing fields led to a growing investment climate for automation systems amongst end users in the upstream oil and gas (O&G) market. While traditional systems that facilitate control and safety across the upstream value chain continue to evolve ...


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  9. 17 Feb 2014  |  Europe  |  Market Research

    Industrial Automation Market for the European Oil and Gas IndustryKey Insights

    Big Data Analytics and Mobility to Play a Role in Industrial Automation

    This research service is a key insight that analyses future trends in the European industrial automation market as well as the process control (IPC) market for the oil and gas industry. This service determines the impact of data analytics and mobility on the growth dynamics of this market. In addition, the study analyses the market from the perspec...


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  10. 03 Feb 2014  |  Asia Pacific  |  Market Research

    The Main Automation Contractor (MAC) Model in the Automation and Controls Market

    End Users Save Time and Money, Vendors Gain Market Share

    A MAC is a one-stop solution provider catering to all of an end users automation needs. The MAC assumes responsibility for all automation-related functions of a project. This market insight provides an overview of the MAC model and its advantages over the conventional multi-vendor approach adopted by end-users in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New...


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