Process automation and instrumentation market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.20% to grow to US$134.943 billion by 2025, from US$105.4443 billion in 2019. Growing adoption of automation across various end-use industries due to rising production costs and stringent regulations regarding workers’ safety in the hazardous working environment is one of the major drivers of global process automation and instrumentation market. Rising need for energy-efficient processes to minimize the material wastage is further driving the demand for these solutions. Growing need for software solutions for detection and reduction of failures along with the technological advancement will bolster the global process automation and instrumentation market growth over the next five years.
By Process Type
Process Automation and Instrumentation market is segmented by process type into automation and instrumentation. The market for process automation solutions will grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period due to the adoption of automation processes among various end-use industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, packaging, and pulp and paper among others. Growing concern over workers’ safety in the hazardous locations, need to eliminate human errors and manufacturing cycle time, and manufacture products in a clean and hygienic environment will propel the growth of process automation market globally.
By End-User Industry
Process Automation and Instrumentation market is segmented by the end-user industry as oil and gas, water and wastewater, power, chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and others. The oil and gas sector accounted for the largest market share in 2016 and is projected to continue its dominance throughout the forecast period. Rising demand for oil and gas worldwide coupled with technological advances in drilling and exploring activities will drive the demand for process automation and instrumentation solutions in this hazardous working environment industry. However, declining world oil prices could negatively impact the market growth rate in the near future.
Geographically, Americas held the largest market size in 2016 and will remain at its position till 2022 owing to the rising investments in chemical and petrochemical industry in the region. Major players such as Dow, Exxon, the joint venture of Chevron and The Phillips 66 have built large crackers along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast that will get started in 2017 and 2018. APAC will witness the fastest regional market growth during the forecast period. This growth is majorly attributed to the growth of end-use industries such as food and beverage, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and packaging in the region. Rapid industrialization and expanding urbanization is pushing manufacturers to implement automation solutions on a larger scale.
Prominent key market players in Process Automation and Instrumentation market include ABB, Siemens, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Honeywell International, Schneider Electric, General Electric, Rockwell Automation, Texas Instruments, and others. The process automation and instrumentation market is highly competitive owing to the installation of automation process across various end-use industries. Regional vendors are trying to maintain competitiveness in the market by providing free access to aftersales services for a year post installation and commissioning. Increasing investment in R&D, new product developments, and M&A by key market players will further enhance the industry competitiveness in the near future. Recently in 2017, ABB acquired Bernecker & Rainer, the Australian industrial automation company, to expand its product portfolio while challenging its rival company Siemens on the factory floor.
In this report, Process Automation and Instrumentation market is segmented by process type, by product, by solutions, by end-user industry, and by geography:
By Process Type
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
Distributed Control System (DCS)
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
By End-User Industry
Oil and Gas
Water and Wastewater
Food and Beverage
Middle East and Africa