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 Dec 2018  |  Global
Industrialization of Powder Bed Fusion and its Production Applications Drive Growth of Metal Additive Manufacturing
Metal 3D printing has experienced increased demand in the additive manufacturing market. However, the high cost of printers, slow speed, and limited part size have somewhat limited the volume opportunities for metal 3D printers in industrial applications. The rapidly evolving manufacturing industry has recognized the significance of additive manufa...
26 Dec 2018  |  Global
Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer, and Building and Construction Sectors Drive Growth Opportunities
Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques have become more popular in the recent times due to its ability to enable low cost objects, leading to saving considerable amount of time, labor, and material. The advent of large-scale additive manufacturing techniques, has further led to the development of more advanced technologies such as big area additive...
22 Oct 2018  |  Global
Opportunities Come from Market Partnerships for Integrated IT/OT Solutions
Industrial cybersecurity market has been experiencing rapid growth and gaining widespread significance in recent years. High penetration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology in critical infrastructure industries (power utilities, oil & gas etc.) and the manufacturing sector has resulted in increased threat attack surfaces. Cyber attac...
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...
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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...