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.
28 Sep 2018  |  Global
Growth Opportunities in the Commercial and Industrial Sectors with Advanced Printing
Printing technologies and equipment are witnessing a surge despite the shift towards green and paperless environments. Electronic paper and digitization have not hampered the development of technological innovations in the printing industry. A majority of the printing technologies have been commercialized and used in the market for over a decade n...
28 Sep 2018  |  Global
Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality Create New Opportunities in the Manufacturing Sector
Advancements in virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality technologies improving human machine interaction and intelligence have created opportunities for visualization technology manufacturers to discover a wide range of applications in the manufacturing sector. Efficient human-machine interaction, on the job training, immersive learni...
27 Aug 2018  |  Europe
Evolution Of Business Models and the Way Service is Offered Through Collaborative Operations and Better Utilization of Captured Data Respectively are Expected to be Prevalent Over the Forecast Period
This study mainly focuses on European Automation and Control Solution (ACS) market (2017-2022) and its application in O&G industries. The product segmentation in this study includes Distributed Control System (DCS), Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Human Machin...
17 Aug 2018  |  Global
IIoT-enabled MES Solutions Will Help Overcome the Challenges of Legacy System, Uncertain Demand, and Complex Supply Chains
Manufacturing execution systems are the integrated software applications that provide companies with the means to plan and schedule, track, direct, and implement their operations. The MES market is growing with the adoption of cloud computing and data analytics in distinct industry applications around the world. The market is likely to grow with th...
02 Aug 2018  |  Europe
Integration of Connectivity With Industrial IoT Results in Intuitive Recycling Methods that Aid in Achieving Operational Efficiency and Building a Sustainable Environment
The objective of this research is to analyse and evaluate the strategic opportunities in the waste recycling market to leverage on advanced automation solutions and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) based technologies that aid to fulfil Europe’s ambition to build a sustainable environment. This study offers a holistic analysis of the market ch...
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...