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Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Share, Top Manufacturers, Growth, Report 2024-2032

 IMARC Group’s report titled “Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2024-2032” The global PLC market size reached US$ 15.5 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 24.1 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.91% during 2024-2032.

The increasing adoption of Industry 4.0 principles, the rising emphasis on energy conservation and sustainability, the growing need for resilient and agile manufacturing processes, the escalating labor costs in various regions, and the rapid advancements in PLC technology are some of the factors propelling the market.

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Factors Affecting the Growth of the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Industry:

  • Industrial Automation:

Industrial automation can streamline processes and increase efficiency in manufacturing and other industrial operations. PLCs play a pivotal role by controlling and optimizing various machines and processes, leading to higher productivity. PLCs offer precise control over machinery and equipment. They can also execute complex sequences of operations with high accuracy, reducing human error and ensuring consistent output quality. Automation systems often require flexibility to accommodate changes in production or adapt to new product lines. PLCs can be easily programmed and reconfigured to meet evolving production needs, making them a versatile choice for automation.

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Integration:

IoT-enabled PLCs facilitate real-time data monitoring of industrial processes. Sensors and devices collect data on various parameters, such as temperature, pressure, and machine performance. This data is then transmitted to the PLC, allowing for instant visibility into operations. PLCs integrated with IoT technology enable remote control and management of machinery and equipment. Operators can adjust or shut down processes remotely, improving operational efficiency and reducing the need for on-site presence. IoT sensors attached to equipment can provide data on machine health and performance.

  • Technological Advancements:

PLCs are evolving with more powerful processors, enabling them to handle complex tasks and control a greater number of devices simultaneously. This processing power enhances their performance and capabilities. Modern PLCs support a wide range of communication protocols, including Ethernet/IP, OPC UA, and MQTT. This enables seamless integration with other automation systems, industrial networks, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). PLCs can also feature advanced human-machine interface (HMIs) with touchscreen displays and intuitive user interfaces.

Leading Companies Operating in the Global PLC Industry:

  • ABB Ltd.
  • Delta Electronics Inc.
  • Eaton Corporation plc
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Fuji Electric Co. Ltd.
  • Hitachi Ltd
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • OMRON Corporation
  • Panasonic Holdings Corporation
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Rockwell Automation Inc.
  • Schneider Electric SE
  • Siemens AG
  • Toshiba Corporation

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Report Segmentation:

By Type:

  • Hardware and Software
    • Large PLC
    • Nano PLC
    • Small PLC
    • Medium PLC
    • Others
  • Services

Hardware and software represented the largest segment as they are essential components of PLC systems.

By End Use Industry:

  • Automotive
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Chemical and Petrochemical
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Food, Tobacco and Beverage
  • Others

On the basis of end use industry, the market has been segmented into automotive, energy and utilities, chemical and petrochemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, water and wastewater treatment, food, tobacco and beverage, and others.

Regional Insights:

  • North America (United States, Canada)
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
  • Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

Asia Pacific enjoys the leading position in the programmable logic controller (PLC) market due to the thriving manufacturing and industrial sectors.

Global Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Trends:

PLCs are increasingly integrated with the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable real-time data monitoring, remote control, and predictive maintenance, enhancing overall automation capabilities. Edge computing is becoming more prevalent in PLC systems, allowing data processing to occur closer to the source, reducing latency and improving response times in industrial applications.

PLCs are incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to optimize processes, detect anomalies, and improve predictive maintenance.

Other Key Points Covered in the Report:

  • COVID-19 Impact
  • Porters Five Forces Analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Strategic Recommendations

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