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

North America Industrial Control Systems Market is segmented by type of system (SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), DCS ( Distributed Control Systems), PLC (Programmable logic controller), MES (Machine Execution Systems), PLM (Product Lifecycle Management ), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), HMI (Human Machine Interface), Others (Operator Training Simulators, Machine Safety Systems)), End-user (Automotive, Chemical & Petrochemical, Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Others) and Country.

Market Snapshot

North America Industrial Control Systems Market
Study Period: 2019-2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 3.2 %

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Market Overview

The North America Industrial Control System Market is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period of 2021- 2026. Adopting rapid digital transformation strategies due to COVID-19 has instantly increased the need for security, followed by other issues such as performance, availability, security, and increased IT costs, necessitating Industrial Control Security solutions and services. COVID-19 has increased the focus of ICS on the use of the internet in its operations. This is increasing the importance of Industrial Control Security. Due to advantages such as interconnectivity and better management, Industrial Control Security solutions and services witnessed an increased demand during the pandemic.

  • There is a growing demand for automation and customized service solutions in industrial applications. The advent of technology over the past few years has enabled the coupling of mechanical devices with computer-based systems to operate and control production; this has resulted in the development of automated equipment capable of significantly higher production rates, effortless monitoring, and reduced wastage over traditional machines.
  • The rising cost of labor, coupled with the immense pressure on manufacturers to meet deadlines, has resulted in the increased adoption of automation in factories. Additionally, improved efficiency and reduction in production costs compared to the conventional manufacturing process are boosting the adoption of automation, which is acting as a driver for industrial controls.
  • The connectivity of networks in the manufacturing process and efficiency in production by automation are expected to change the traditional business operations and create ample opportunities in the future.
  • The manufacturing sector is a crucial aspect of the region's GDP, indicating economic health. The market for industrial controls is undergoing significant transformations in North America.
  • According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 85% of the critical infrastructure in the US, such as oil & gas, banking and finance, transportation, utilities, electric power grids, and defense, are owned by the private sector, and the public sector regulates the rest. For example, the energy and power grid sector in the region requires public, private, and regulatory cooperation among DHS, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Defense (DOD) for protecting their Operational Technology (OT) and ICS systems from cyber threats. Moreover, this region is witnessing the widespread adoption of cloud-based ICS security solutions and services.

Scope of the report

Industrial control systems include supervisory control and data acquisition systems used to control geographically dispersed assets, as well as distributed control systems and smaller control systems that use programmable logic controllers to control localized processes. The report provides a detailed account of qualitative and quantitative findings across various market segments and geographies.​ North America Industrial Control Systems Market is segmented by type of system (SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), DCS ( Distributed Control Systems), PLC (Programmable logic controller), MES (Machine Execution Systems), PLM (Product Lifecycle Management ), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), HMI (Human Machine Interface), Others (Operator Training Simulators, Machine Safety Systems)), End-user (Automotive, Chemical & Petrochemical, Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Others) and Country.

By Type of System
SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)
DCS ( Distributed Control Systems)
PLC (Programmable logic controller)
MES (Machine Execution Systems)
PLM (Product Lifecycle Management )
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
HMI (Human Machine Interface)
Others (Operator Training Simulators, Machine Safety Systems)
By End-user Industry
Chemical & Petrochemical
Food & Beverage
Oil & Gas
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Smart Grid Installation in United States and Canada is Expected to Drive the Market

  • The North American region is 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 of industrial control systems and automation technologies, the region offers a huge opportunity for market growth.
  • The North American region has witnessed the accelerated deployment of smart grids meant to improve the reliability and efficiency of utility operations, including the deployment of systems and practices to better engage utility customers in the management of energy.
  • The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) lies at the core of smart grid decision-making and line sensors, and other connected equipment on a smart grid provides a stream of data back to a central control room, where information is analyzed, and decisions are automatically made, thereby, regulating voltage levels and optimizing efficiency, routing, and generation. Thus, the deployment of Smart Grid is expected to fuel the demand for the studied market in North America.
  • The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is an example of a leader in supporting and financing the development and adoption of smart technologies. The New York State government has invested in the innovation of smart energy technologies as the region pursues to improve grid reliability, expand clean energy technologies, reduce carbon emissions and keep energy bills low under its Reforming the Vision program. All these steps are expected to drive the country towards efficient, advanced, and cleaner systems.
  • Furthermore, under its smart grid program, the Govt. of Canada is planning to spend USD 100 million over four years. This is expected to drive the growth of the ICS market in this region.
North America Industrial Control Systems Market

Increasing Investment in Oil and Gas sector in United States is Expected to Drive the Market

The oil and gas industry is home to a number of government regulations for safety, reliability in plants, and efficiency, owing to which the ICS finds applications in Remote Terminal Units (RTU) and pumping and compression stations for ensuring safety.

  • United States is the leading oil-producing country in the world, with its output rising by a massive 1.7 million b/d, during fiscal 2020, according to BP data. The country has various regulations, such as The Mineral Leasing Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, etc.
  • According to EIA, US production is expected to increase Y-o-Y, owing to the growing production efficiencies and growing resource base. The US crude oil output is expected to increase to 20% by 2030, despite the lower oil prices.
  • Various oil and gas vendors, such as Abraxas Petroleum and Chevron, are already driving their network to digitalization projects and adopting IoTs in their network. ICS vendors are increasingly offering industry-specific products; for example, Emerson has launched the DeltaV PK Controller, which helps in making the advanced automation of its DeltaV distributed control system available to fast-growth industries, which are less reliant on large-scale automation.
North America Industrial Control Systems Market

Competitive Landscape

The North American industrial control systems market is moderately concentrated due to higher initial investments. It is dominated by a few major players like Rockwell Automation Inc., Emerson Electric Co., General Electric Co., Honeywell International Inc., and Texas Instruments Inc. These significant players, with a prominent share in the market, are focusing on expanding their customer base across foreign countries. These companies are leveraging strategic collaborative initiatives to increase their market share and increase their profitability. However, with technological advancements and product innovations, mid-size to smaller companies are growing their market presence by securing new contracts and tapping new markets.

  • Jun 2021 - Honeywell introduced Advanced Monitoring and Incident Response (AMIR) service. The service provides 24/7 operational technology (OT) cybersecurity detection and rapid response for current and emerging cyber threats to help industrial organizations identify and mitigate emerging cyber threats, manage overall risk and demonstrate compliance.
  • Jul 2021- MITRE Engenuity released results from its first round of independent MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK Evaluations for Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The evaluations examined how cybersecurity products from five ICS vendors detected the threat of Russian-linked Triton malware. The evaluations use ATT&CK for ICS, a MITRE-curated knowledge base of adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures based on known threats to industrial control systems.
  • Jun 2020- Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, announced the new 1570R rugged security gateway to protect networks in critical infrastructure, Industrial Control Systems (ICS), and SCADA systems against all types of advanced Gen V cyber-threats. The 1570R delivers unrivaled performance, threat prevention security technology, ease of deployment and control, and reliability to the most demanding industrial settings such as power plants, automated factories, and maritime fleets.

Recent Developments

  • Oct 2020- ABB and IBM announced a collaboration focused on connecting cybersecurity and operational technology (OT). As the first result of this collaboration, ABB has developed a new OT Security Event Monitoring Service1 that combines ABB’s process control system domain expertise with IBM’s security event monitoring portfolio to help improve security for industrial operators.
  • Oct 2020 - Rockwell Automation released the PlantPAx 5.0 distributed control system (DCS). This latest DCS version from Rockwell Automation helps industrial producers positively impact the lifecycle of their plant operations with plant-wide and scalable systems to drive digital transformation and operational excellence.
  • Jan 2020 - Emerson Electric Co. has released the new portfolio of RXi industrial display and panel PC products for monitoring, visualizing, and enhancing everyday production processes in life sciences, metals and mining, power and water, and manufacturing and machinery. A modular design is foundational to the industrial display platform, enabling users to select the right configuration based on application needs and minimizing lifecycle cost through flexibility, easy serviceability, and field upgradeability.

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 Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis​

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Reducing Manufacturing and Design Costs

      2. 5.1.2 Intense growth in elctronics industry

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Continous changes in the chips


    1. 6.1 By Type of System

      1. 6.1.1 SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)

      2. 6.1.2 DCS ( Distributed Control Systems)

      3. 6.1.3 PLC (Programmable logic controller)

      4. 6.1.4 MES (Machine Execution Systems)

      5. 6.1.5 PLM (Product Lifecycle Management )

      6. 6.1.6 ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

      7. 6.1.7 HMI (Human Machine Interface)

      8. 6.1.8 Others (Operator Training Simulators, Machine Safety Systems)

    2. 6.2 By End-user Industry

      1. 6.2.1 Automotive

      2. 6.2.2 Chemical & Petrochemical

      3. 6.2.3 Utilities

      4. 6.2.4 Pharmaceutical

      5. 6.2.5 Food & Beverage

      6. 6.2.6 Oil & Gas

      7. 6.2.7 Others

    3. 6.3 Country

      1. 6.3.1 United States

      2. 6.3.2 Canada

      3. 6.3.3 Rest of North America


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 ABB Group

      2. 7.1.2 Emerson Electric Co.

      3. 7.1.3 General Electric Company

      4. 7.1.4 Honeywell International Inc.

      5. 7.1.5 Johnson Controls International PLC

      6. 7.1.6 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

      7. 7.1.7 Omron Corporation

      8. 7.1.8 Rockwell Automation, Inc.

      9. 7.1.9 Schneider Electric SE

      10. 7.1.10 Siemens AG

      11. 7.1.11 Yokogawa Electric Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The NA ICS Market market is studied from 2019 - 2026.

The NA ICS Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.2% over the next 5 years.

Emerson Electric Co., Honeywell International Inc., General Electric Co., ABB Group, Johnson Controls International PLC are the major companies operating in NA ICS Market.

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