Industrial Automation Market in Food and Beverage Industry

Date: 10/12/2015

Global Industrial Automation Market in Food and Beverage Industry 2015-2019

The Global Industrial Automation Market in Food and Beverage Industry to Grow At A CAGR of Close To 10% over the Next Four Years

  • Published by: TechNavio (Infiniti Research Ltd.)
  • Published on: September 30, 2015
  • SKU: IRTNTR7385

The Global Industrial Automation Market in Food and Beverage (F&B) Industry

The industrial automation products such as distributed control systems (DCS), PLC (programmable logic controller), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and manufacturing execution systems   (MES). Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global industrial automation market in F&B to grow at a CAGR of close to 10% over the next four years.

Most F&B manufacturers and producers are focusing on the safety and traceability of food products. The F&B industry is required to adhere to regulations and standards such as the food and drug administration (FDA) and hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP). Industrial automation products such as MES offer effective traceability of food products by keeping a record of data and integrating field devices such as sensors and remote terminal units (RTUs) directly with the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. These industrial solutions are useful for manufacturers to identify faulty links in their supply lines for improving product quality.

The Global Industrial Automation in Food and Beverage (F&B) By Products

  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
  • Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Key findings of this market research analysis indicate the PLC segment is likely to reach a market size of nearly USD 1.29 billion by 2019. PLC is a microprocessor-based device that is used to control industrial processes in the F&B industry. PLC provides control over automation applications in the plant by maintaining direct connectivity with different field devices such as sensors, transmitters, and actuators. It receives commands and signals from field devices and other industrial systems through a control system communication protocol. It then uses various programming languages such as ladder diagrams, functional block diagrams, and instruction lists to facilitate smooth functioning in the plant.

Top Companies in the Global Industrial Automation in Food and Beverage (F&B)

  • ABB      
  • Siemens             
  • Honeywell
  • Yokogawa Electric          
  • Schneider

The growing demand for processed and packaged food in developing countries presents an attractive market opportunity for the leading vendors of this market. Increased investments in the F&B industry in China will emerge as a key market driver for this market over the next four years. China’s 12-year plan calls for increased domestic consumption with tightened food and hygiene regulations.

Other prominent vendors in this market include Rockwell Automation, Metso, Mitsubishi, Omron, GE, Control Systems International, and Bharat Heavy Electricals.