Asia Pacific Water Automation and Instrumentation Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Asia-Pacific Water Automation and Instrumentation Market is segmented by Automation Solutions (Distribution Control System, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition , Programmable Logic Controller, Identity and Access Management Human Machine Interface), Water Instrumentation Solution (Pressure Transmitter, Level Transmitter, Temperature Transmitter, Liquid Analyzers, Gas Analyzers, Leakage Detection Systems, Flow Sensors/Transmitters), End-User Industry (Chemical, , Manufacturing, Food and Beverages), and Country.

Market Snapshot

Asia-Pacific Water Automation and Instrumentation Market
Study Period: 2019-2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 8.1 %

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Market Overview

The Asia Pacific Water Automation and Instrumentation Market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.1% during 2021-2026. The COVID-19 pandemic considerably hampered the production of water automation instrumentation at the beginning of 2020. The lockdown imposed in several countries to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus caused considerable disruptions in the global supply chain of the parts and components used in the water and wastewater landscape instruments.

  • Managing operational costs emerged as one of the biggest challenges of the water industry stakeholders, as the governments are imposing regulations, along with depletion of potable water resources. Expenses relating to labor and energy constitute the largest share in OPEX for water utilities.
  • The increasing health concerns for preventing water-borne diseases among consumers augmented the consumption of bottled drinking water. Furthermore, this trend led to increased infrastructure development investments supporting the water automation market.
  • There has been an increase in decentralized control systems, with the rise in the number of outstations and varied qualities of water in a region. Automation solutions, such as PLC, help control pump station motor contactors, stirrer motors, and distributed valves and measure the pressure transmitter of the water.
  • Technological innovations include taking advantage of previously unusable supplies through improved water desalination and increased industrial efficiency through new water reclaiming technologies. A new breed of water tech automation solutions, especially the Internet of Things (IoT)-based control and monitoring systems combined with SCADA software for water management, can be explored to help solve specific issues.
  • In Australia, a need for a SCADA system arises from reducing operational risks and offering cost efficiencies. SCADA system technologies provide utilities with open standards that allow unlimited connections to any database (including SQL), programmable logic controllers (PLC), device, and enterprise system.

Scope of the report

The water automation system and instrumentation are based on real-time operating systems and programming toolkit that solves the current global issues, such as potable water shortage, poor water quality, high processing monitors, energy savings, and supply costs. The study covers the dynamics of multiple water automation solutions, such as DCS, SCADA, PLC, and water instruments, such as pressure transmitters, level transmitters, and liquid and gas analyzers.

By Water Automation Solution
Other Water Automation Solutions
By Water Instrumentation Solution
Pressure Transmitter
Level Transmitter
Temperature Transmitter
Liquid Analyzers
Gas Analyzers
Leakage Detection Systems
Flow Sensors/Transmitters
Other Water Instrumentation Solutions
By End-User Industry (Qualitative Analysis)
Food and Beverages
By Country
Rest of Asia Pacific

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Key Market Trends

Demand from Food and Beverage Industry to Witness a Significant Growth Rate

  • The production of food and beverages requires a large amount of water, and water quality is crucial to product quality and operational reliability as water is one of the essential raw materials in the food and beverage processing industry. Implementing water and wastewater automation in the food and beverage industry can save significant revenues, eliminate errors and waste, enhance efficiency and productivity, and expand profit margins.
  • Further, various companies in the Food and beverage industry are deploying various automation and instrumentation methods.
  • Moreover, instrumentation technology such as liquid analyzer, pressure measurement system, flow measurement system is being deployed in the food and beverage industry to reduce the volume of wastewater during the process by using the instrumentation as mentioned earlier technology when discharging products from the lines.
  • Further, Raw water, process water, or wastewater can be efficiently monitored with modular, space-saving analysis panels. This simplifies daily process integration and operation in the food and beverage industries.
Asia Pacific Water Automation and Instrumentation Market

China to Account for Significant Market Share

  • Water scarcity is one of the serious issues faced in north China. Accordingly, the Chinese government decided to implement the South-to-North Water Diversion project to transfer water from the water-rich south China to China's northern region. The South-to-North Water Diversion project is one of the largest water diversion projects in the world, involving significant long-distance and inter-basin water transfer features.
  • Moreover, China's internal migration of population to cities is causing wastewater treatment plant numbers to multiply to meet the demand. At the beginning of the millennium, China had around 500 municipal wastewater treatment plants, while now, numbers are above 4,000.
  • Moreover, multiple case studies have demonstrated that an advanced model-based control system may assist wastewater treatment plants in meeting more stringent effluent permits and lead to improvements in process stability and energy savings. Hence, China has begun to reap the benefits of installing and operating automatic process control systems in wastewater treatment plants in recent years.
  • Three new sewage treatment plants and 300 sewage intercepting wells will be built in Chaonan district, Shantou city, to comply with the new environmental regulations. In 2020, Rotork installed over 700 CK modular electric actuators at the Shantou wastewater treatment in Guangdong, southern China facilities, enabling sewage treatment. The CK range of actuators is ideal for valves in the water industry, and the modular nature of the actuators allows them to be configured to meet the needs of many different applications.
Asia Pacific Water Automation and Instrumentation Market

Competitive Landscape

The major players include ABB Group, Siemens AG, Schneider Electric SE, GE Corporation, Rockwell Automation Inc., Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, etc. As the market is fragmented, there is major competition between the major players. Therefore, the market concentration is expected to be low.

  • November 2020 - PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, issued ABB a contract for a complete site-wide plant monitoring and control system for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant valued at USD 30 million.
  • October 2020 - ENEXIO Water Technologies has agreed to design primary treatment and sidestream treatment for retrofitting an existing Indian wastewater treatment plant. The study will develop a show-case plant to study how wastewater treatment can be adapted to local conditions so that the water can be reused and is suitable for groundwater recharge.

Recent Developments

  • March 2021 - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hokkaido University, Robotic Biology Institute Inc., iLAC Co., Ltd, and Shionogi & Co., Ltd entered a memorandum of understanding toward the establishment of an automated system for the analysis of the novel coronavirus in wastewater.
  • August 2020 - Wellin Tech introduced a SCADA system solution for a large water conservancy pumping station. The real-time status of large and complex systems such as pumping units, electrical systems, public oil, water, gas systems, gate control systems, excitation systems, and DC systems of the whole station is displayed on the SCADA screen in the form of highly integrated simulation animation, video images, and GIS information. This helps optimize a scheduling plan for the operation and management of the pumping station.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions​ and Market Definition​

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study​




    1. 4.1 Market Overview​

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis​

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers​

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers​

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants​

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry​

    4. 4.4 Assessment of the COVID-19 Impact on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers​

      1. 5.1.1 Government Regulation to Save Water Resources and Energy

      2. 5.1.2 Increase in Adoption of Smart Water Technologies

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 Lack of Skilled Personnel to Operate Instrumentation


    1. 6.1 By Water Automation Solution

      1. 6.1.1 DCS

      2. 6.1.2 SCADA

      3. 6.1.3 PLC

      4. 6.1.4 HMI

      5. 6.1.5 Other Water Automation Solutions

    2. 6.2 By Water Instrumentation Solution

      1. 6.2.1 Pressure Transmitter

      2. 6.2.2 Level Transmitter

      3. 6.2.3 Temperature Transmitter

      4. 6.2.4 Liquid Analyzers

      5. 6.2.5 Gas Analyzers

      6. 6.2.6 Leakage Detection Systems

      7. 6.2.7 Flow Sensors/Transmitters

      8. 6.2.8 Other Water Instrumentation Solutions

    3. 6.3 By End-User Industry (Qualitative Analysis)

      1. 6.3.1 Chemical

      2. 6.3.2 Manufacturing

      3. 6.3.3 Food and Beverages

    4. 6.4 By Country

      1. 6.4.1 Australia

      2. 6.4.2 China

      3. 6.4.3 Japan

      4. 6.4.4 India

      5. 6.4.5 Rest of Asia Pacific


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 7.1.1 ABB Group

      2. 7.1.2 Siemens AG

      3. 7.1.3 Schneider Electric SE

      4. 7.1.4 GE Corporation

      5. 7.1.5 Rockwell Automation Inc.

      6. 7.1.6 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

      7. 7.1.7 Emerson Electric

      8. 7.1.8 Yokogawa Electric Corporation

      9. 7.1.9 Endress + Hauser Pvt. Ltd

      10. 7.1.10 Eurotek India

      11. 7.1.11 Phoenix Contact

      12. 7.1.12 NALCO

      13. 7.1.13 MJK Automation

      14. 7.1.14 KROHNE LTD



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Frequently Asked Questions

The APAC Water Automation and Instrumentation Market market is studied from 2019 - 2026.

The APAC Water Automation and Instrumentation Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.1% over the next 5 years.

ABB Group, Siemens AG, Schneider Electric SE, GE Corporation, Rockwell Automation Inc. are the major companies operating in APAC Water Automation and Instrumentation Market.

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