Distributed Control System Market

Global Distributed Control System Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Component (Software, Hardware, and Services), By Vertical, By Application, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2021 - 2027

Report Id: KBV-7872 Publication Date: March-2022 Number of Pages: 238
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Market Report Description

The Global Distributed Control System Market size is expected to reach $23.8 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 5.6% CAGR during the forecast period.

A digitally automated industrial control system(ICS) that utilizes geographically distributed control loops throughout a factory, machine, plant, or control area is known as a distributed control system. This system is used to improve the safety, cost-effectiveness, and dependability of industrial processes. Moreover, in the manufacturing industry, this is generally employed in continuous or batch-oriented applications. Agriculture, chemical plants, petrochemical (oil) and refineries, nuclear power plants, sewage treatment facilities, water treatment plants, food processing, and automobile manufacturing are some of its potential applications.

Because of rising energy consumption and government investment, the power industry plays a critical role in a country's economy. In addition, continuous access to energy at an affordable price is required to preserve a society's quality of life and economic development. Moreover, renewable energy generation is making a significant contribution, which will help meet the rising energy demand. Furthermore, technological advancements are critical in integrating power in power stations.

DCSs (distribution control systems) are critical in the manufacturing industry since they control and manage processes. In addition, a dedicated controller controls each process element set of machines in DCS. DCS is made up of a large number of local controllers located across the plant control area, all of which are linked by a high-speed communication network. Data acquisition and control functions are carried out in a DCS control system by a number of DCS controllers, which are microprocessor-based units spread across the plant functionally and geographically.

Distributed Control System Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2017-2027

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on a number of sectors throughout the world. Various businesses, including manufacturing and information technology, were hampered by the strict lockdown conditions. While essential industries like fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and pharmaceuticals have to continue operating. Various large building projects, including airport expansion and modification, were also delayed as a result of the pandemic, particularly in the United States and Canada. Because of favorable government policies to encourage innovation and develop infrastructure capacities, North America is known for having the highest rate of adoption of sophisticated technologies.

As a result, every issue influencing the region's industrial performance impedes its economic progress. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is currently the world's worst-affected country, prompting governments to put a number of restrictions on industrial, commercial, and public activities in the country in order to curb the transmission rate.

Market Growth Factors:

Thriving power industry and increased capabilities of power generation

The global demand for power has been steadily increasing, resulting in significant investments in power generation capacity, particularly in places such as the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Europe. To fulfill the rising need for power, investments in conventional power generating in Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt and Oman, as well as renewable power generation in the Asia Pacific and African countries such as China, India, and South Africa, have been increased. Renewables might account for 60% or more of many countries' total final energy consumption, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) (TFEC). For example, China's renewable energy contribution in its energy use might rise from 7% in 2015 to 67 percent in 2050.

Increased use of 5G technology in industrial environments and adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) for real-time decision-making

Because IIoT has given rise to a new generation of automation systems with unequaled capabilities and extensibility, decision-making is based on more accurate real-time data. With a leaner and flatter architecture, these systems are projected to play a key role in industrial automation and control, bridging the gap between operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT). Emerson, for example, provides a wireless IIoT-based solution that allows for quick access to distributed control systems and maintenance data, lowering total operational expenses over time.

Market Restraining Factors

High availability of cheaper alternatives

Distributed control systems and programmable logic controllers have different applications and end-user industries. On the other hand, as both technologies have advanced at a rapid pace, the obvious disparities between them have decreased. In addition, similar system architectures and components are increasingly being used in both technologies. As a result, a hybrid structure has emerged that combines the best of both technologies, is 7-8 times less expensive than a distributed control system, and is determined to be cost-effective up to specific input/output (I/O) handling capacities. Moreover, local players have been providing such alternative systems at a low cost which is quite attractive for many enterprises with low-budget.

Distributed Control System Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2020

Component Outlook

Based on Component, the market is segmented into Software, Hardware, and Services. The Hardware segment collected a significant revenue share of the Distributed Control System Market in 2020. This is due to the rising installation rate of controllers to monitor individual operations in industries and plants. Moreover, controllers, I/O interfaces, power supplies, servers, remote workstations, and relay some of the hardware components. The DCS architecture is made up of a variety of components, including valves, actuators, motors, and control elements.

Vertical Outlook

Based on Vertical, the market is segmented into Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Chemicals, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceutical, Metals & Mining, Paper & Pulp, and Others. The Power Generation segment obtained a significant revenue share of the Distributed Control System Market. This is because of rising energy demand, which is leading to increased use of renewable energy. Power generation is a consistent manufacturing process in which several operating units, some of which are located far apart, must work together to efficiently transport electricity to customers. The DCS system is placed in the power plant to centralize control and monitoring of the entire facility in one location.

Application Outlook

Based on Application, the market is segmented into Continuous Process and Batch-oriented Process. In 2020, the Continuous Process segment acquired the maximum revenue share of the Distributed Control System Market. This is because the continuous production process is one of the most efficient and profitable ways of production in the oil and gas, chemicals, power generation, and water and wastewater treatment industries. The continuous process segment is being driven by the use of distributed control systems in nuclear and renewable energy sectors in the power generation industry, as well as in upstream and downstream activities in the oil and gas industry. Moreover, the continuous process is a form of production in which the process is carried out without interruption and is commonly used when generating big quantities.

Distributed Control System Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2020 USD 16.8 Billion
Market size forecast in 2027 USD 23.8 Billion
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2017 to 2019
Forecast Period 2021 to 2027
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 5.6% from 2021 to 2027
Number of Pages 238
Number of Tables 393
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Competitive Landscape, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Component, Vertical, Application, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Thriving power industry and increased capabilities of power generation
  • Increased use of 5G technology in industrial environments and adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) for real-time decision-making
  • High availability of cheaper alternatives

Regional Outlook

Based on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. In 2020, Asia Pacific emerged as the leading region in the overall Distributed Control System Market. The regional market is predicted to expand due to a flourishing power sector and expanded power generation capacity around the world, as well as expanding industrial infrastructure and increased usage of renewable and nuclear energy for power generation.

Free Valuable Insights: Global Distributed Control System Market size to reach USD 23.8 Billion by 2027

KBV Cardinal Matrix - Distributed Control System Market Competition Analysis

Distributed Control System Market - Competitive Landscape and Trends by Forecast 2027

The major strategies followed by the market participants are Product Launches. Based on the Analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix; ABB Group, Siemens AG, Honeywell International, Inc. and General Electric (GE) Co.  are the forerunners in the Distributed Control System Market. Companies such as Rockwell Automation, Inc., Toshiba Corporation, Azbil Corporation are some of the key innovators in the Market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include ABB Group, Emerson Electric Co., Siemens AG, Schneider Electric SE, Honeywell International, Inc., Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, General Electric (GE) Co., Rockwell Automation, Inc., and Azbil Corporation.

Recent Strategies Deployed in Distributed Control System Market

» Partnerships, Collaborations and Agreements:

  • Jul-2021: Siemens teamed up with Dow, an American multinational chemical corporation. Following the collaboration, the companies would display the future of automation with a process industry test bed at MxD, an advanced manufacturing institute and innovation center near downtown Chicago. Moreover, this new test bed provides a practical demonstration of how innovative software and IoT can be integrated with hardware to expedite digitalization for the process industries.

» Acquisitions and Mergers:

  • Jan-2021: Schneider Electric took over DC Systems, the supplier of innovative smart systems on Direct Current (DC). The acquisition aimed to advance innovations in electrical distribution. Through this acquisition, the company aimed to consolidate its offerings, to provide customers higher simplicity and resiliency for relevant applications like creating microgrids in unreliable public grid environments or long-distance applications like public lighting.
  • Oct-2020: Emerson took over Progea Group, an industry-leading provider of industrial internet of things (IIoT), plant analytics, human-machine interface (HMI), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technologies. This acquisition would enhance the ability of Emerson to offer customers an integrated package of control, visualization, and IoT to assist its customers to enhance overall equipment efficiency and expedite their digital transformation journey.
  • Aug-2020: Schneider Electric completed the acquisition of ProLeiT AG, a vendor for industrial automation, process control technology, and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for the Food and Beverage Industries. Following the acquisition, the company would leverage the expertise of ProLeiT which allows it to penetrate the market more effectively, mainly in the consumer goods (CPG) and food & beverage (F&B) sectors.

» Product Launches and Product Expansions:

  • Dec-2021: Emerson launched Integrated Patch Management for the DeltaV Distributed Control System (DCS) to enhance security and reliability. Moreover, patch management tools have been known to enable plants to monitor and apply security updates and hotfixes.
  • Jun-2021: ABB introduced ABB Ability System 800xA 6.1.1., the next generation of its distributed control system. The new system has streamlined, rapid commissioning of Greenfield projects and brownfield expansions with a new and enhanced Ethernet I/O Field Kit, now with xStream Commissioning.
  • Jan-2021: Yokogawa Electric Corporation rolled out CENTUM VP R6.08, an improved version of the CENTUM VP integrated production control system for industrial plants. In addition, the new system provides improvements that significantly decrease the amount of work required to update a control system's CPU module, including a newly created utility kit and standards certification for individual CPU modules. In addition, it also improves a function that would update a CENTUM VP system without hampering the process control.
  • Nov-2020: Rockwell Automation launched PlantPAx 5.0 distributed control system (DCS). With plant-wide and scalable systems to support digital transformation and operational excellence, this latest version helps industrial firms favorably impact the lifetime of their plant operations. New system features represent a significant step forward in assisting our customers in lowering their overall design and commissioning expenses. The new feature makes it easier to interface the process control layer with the rest of the company by lowering operating risks and lowering the system's lifecycle cost.
  • Jul-2020: Toshiba Digital Solutions unveiled its Distributed Co-Simulation Platform which evolves model-based development, a development methodology that is achieving traction among automakers and parts suppliers. Moreover, VenetDCP allows multi-company joint digital prototyping of automotive control systems in cyberspace.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Component

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Services

By Vertical

  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Chemicals
  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Metals & Mining
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Others

By Application

  • Continuous Process
  • Batch-oriented Process

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • ABB Group
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Siemens AG
  • Schneider Electric SE
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Yokogawa Electric Corporation
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • General Electric (GE) Co.
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Azbil Corporation
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

The global distributed control system market size is expected to reach $23.8 billion by 2027.

Thriving power industry and increased capabilities of power generation are driving the market in coming years, however, High availability of cheaper alternatives limited the growth of the market.

ABB Group, Emerson Electric Co., Siemens AG, Schneider Electric SE, Honeywell International, Inc., Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, General Electric (GE) Co., Rockwell Automation, Inc., and Azbil Corporation.

The Oil & Gas segment has acquired maximum revenue in the Global Distributed Control System Market by Vertical 2020, thereby, achieving a market value of $5.3 billion by 2027.

The Batch-oriented Process segment is showcasing a CAGR of 7% during (2021 - 2027).

The Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region in the Global Distributed Control System Market by Region 2020, and would continue to be a dominant market till 2027.



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