Industrial Control Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Industrial Control Systems Market is Segmented by Control System (SCADA, DCS, PLC, MES, PLM, ERP, HMI), End-user Vertical, and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Industrial Control Systems Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 8.01 %

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Market Overview

The industrial control systems market was valued at USD 106.68 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 168.53 million by 2026 and grow at a CAGR of 8.01% over the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The transition to Industry 4.0 is also expected to improve efficiency and productivity, as well as introduce many changes in the way industrial processes work. The industrial controls market has extensive demand in multiple industries, such as automotive, utility, electronics, and semiconductors, owing to its ability to control the automated processes.

  • The rising cost of labor, coupled with the immense pressure on manufacturers to meet deadlines, has resulted in increased adoption of automation in factories. The automation of factories has fueled the market for ICS.
  • In addition, the quality control issue involved with human error is minimized, owing to efficiency, reliability, and faster work rate of systems. Moreover, the demand for mass production in manufacturing industries fuels the need for industrial controls to cater to the needs of the growing population.
  • However, the absence of talented experts, for mechanical security arrangements, may halt business development. Moreover, high execution costs for the ICS set up confines the development of the ICS market.

Scope of the Report

Industrial control systems comprise various automation equipment, machines, and components. These systems are developed to monitor, control, and perform various industrial tasks and automate processes with high precision, improving product quality and reliability. Industrial control systems are being adopted by organizations from various industries due to the increasing focus on attaining energy efficiency in manufacturing processes.


By System
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA)
Distributed Control System (DCS)
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
Machine Execution System (MES)
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Human Machine Interface (HMI)
Other Systems
By End-user Vertical
Oil and Gas
Chemical and Petrochemical
Life Sciences
Food and Beverage
Metals and Mining
Other End-user Verticals
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Food and Beverage Sector to Widely Use Industrial control Systems

  • The demand for food and beverage industry is growing each year because of the growth of the economy and disposable incomes. Increasing population is also contributing to this industry.
  • The food and beverage companies are facing challenges, such as regulatory compliance, management of the global supply chain, product quality, and continuous process improvement.
  • Successful integration of different automation stages in the food and beverage industry leads to value-creation in the supply chain, which ensures a long-term competitive edge and efficient production.
  • Hence, food companies are finding ways to improve reliability, increase productivity, reduce waste and decrease total cost through process automation. With this requirement of automation, controls are also becoming significant to a company's production.
  • For instance, in November 2018, Mitr Phol Group of Thailand joined hands with ABB group to help meet its goals of plant reliability and availability. ABB will deliver products that will enable total control of the processes at the sugar plants and biomass power plant, providing precise operational information.
Industrial Control Systems Market Trends

North America to Dominate the Market

  • North America is on the verge of the fourth industrial revolution. The data generated is being used on a large-scale for production, while integrating the data with a wide variety of manufacturing systems throughout the supply chain. 
  • The region is also one of the largest automotive markets in the world and is home to over 13 major auto manufacturers. Automotive manufacturing has been one of the largest revenue generators, in the region, in the manufacturing sector. As the automotive industry accounts for the significant adoption for industrial control systems and automation technologies, the region offers a huge opportunity for market growth.

  • Moreover, supporting government policies and competitively priced natural gases are enabling the US and Canadian chemical companies to build plants, expand, automate, and control their facilities. Hence, the growth of the industrial controls in the North American region is also expected to further drive the market studied over the forecast period.

Industrial Control Systems Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The industrial control system market is highly fragmented. The market is comprised of several large players and they dominate the entire industry. All the players are focusing on R&D activities to attain competitive advantage. These key players compete based on innovation, pricing, and service. Expansion in the emerging market helps the established key players to extend their sales networks. GE Digital, Siemens AG, Schneider Electric AG,  SAP, ABB Group, Fanuc, Honeywell International Inc., Bosch, and Cisco Systems are some of the companies that provide the industrial internet platform.

  • November 2018 - Dragos Inc. (Germany), collaborated with General Electric Company (US), to strengthen industrial threat detection and response. The duo, together, will leverage their respective expertise to help ICS owners and operators detect and respond to industrial cybersecurity threats more effectively.



Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Advancements in Industrial Safety Technology

      2. 4.3.2 Demand for Mass Production in Manufacturing Sectors

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Lack of Skilled Professionals

    5. 4.5 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By System

      1. 5.1.1 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA)

      2. 5.1.2 Distributed Control System (DCS)

      3. 5.1.3 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

      4. 5.1.4 Machine Execution System (MES)

      5. 5.1.5 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

      6. 5.1.6 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

      7. 5.1.7 Human Machine Interface (HMI)

      8. 5.1.8 Other Systems

    2. 5.2 By End-user Vertical

      1. 5.2.1 Oil and Gas

      2. 5.2.2 Chemical and Petrochemical

      3. 5.2.3 Power

      4. 5.2.4 Life Sciences

      5. 5.2.5 Food and Beverage

      6. 5.2.6 Metals and Mining

      7. 5.2.7 Other End-user Verticals

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Mexico

        2. Brazil

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Schneider Electric SE

      2. 6.1.2 Siemens AG

      3. 6.1.3 ABB Limited

      4. 6.1.4 Emerson Electric Co.

      5. 6.1.5 Omron Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Rockwell Automation Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Honeywell International Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Yokogawa Electric Corporation

      9. 6.1.9 GLC Controls Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The ICS Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The ICS Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.01% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Siemens AG, ABB Automation Company, Omron Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Rockwell Automation Inc. are the major companies operating in ICS Market.

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