US demand for industrial controls will reach $15.4 billion in 2011. Advanced controls will outpace conventional types and boost demand for software and system integration services. Durable goods industries, which include electrical/electronic equipment and machinery, will remain the largest market while service industries grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the $13.3 billion US industrial controls industry. It presents historical demand data for 1996, 2001 and 2006 and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by control type (e.g., programmable logic, adjustable speed drive, proximity and positioning, computer numerical, general-purpose conventional, special-purpose conventional); and market (e.g., durable goods manufacturing, nondurable goods manufacturing, nonmanufacturing).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 31 major players including Honeywell International, Rockwell Automation, Eaton, Schneider Electric, and General Electric.