Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Size of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Industry

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 12.83 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 15.07 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 4.23 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Major Players

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Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Analysis

The Programmable Logic Controller Market size is estimated at USD 12.83 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 15.07 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 4.23% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • PLC is a significant computing system that manages automated machines. The system also assists in detecting errors or flaws and cautions the technician. Due to their packed sizes, PLC systems are desired over traditional ones, like relays and switch boxes. Another benefit of PLCs is their multi-functionality (due to their programmable nature, which can be utilized for multiple operations relying on the application).
  • Machine downtime is a significant factor affecting an industry's manufacturing efficiency. Downtime is responsible for 5-20% of the manufacturing losses during operation. Installing PLC systems allows the identification and rectification of errors and can create quick reactions even without human intervention, thereby bringing efficiency into industrial processes.
  • Industry automation is one of the significant factors driving the growth of the PLC market. Automation can be described as automatic processing systems that improve efficiency and decrease human intervention via the optimal usage of resources. The industries have now discovered the reliability and long-term profits that can be accomplished by utilizing automated systems. Conveyor systems & packaging systems, among others, can be automated using PLC systems. The growing penetration of automation in the industrial sector is also anticipated to favor the growth of the market.
  • In addition, factory automation for greenfield projects, combined with rapidly rising activity throughout the process and discrete sectors in China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Thailand, and the Middle East, has resulted in a massive demand for PLCs. Government initiatives such as China Manufacturing 2025 and Make in India have supported businesses in these regions.
  • A significant trend impacting the market is the emphasis on innovative manufacturing practices. According to the data from IBEF, the Government of India set an ambitious target of increasing manufacturing output contribution to 25% of the GDP by 2025 from 16%. The Smart Advanced Manufacturing and Rapid Transformation Hub (SAMARTH) Udyog Bharat 4.0 initiative aims to improve awareness about Industry 4.0 within the Indian manufacturing industry and allow stakeholders to address challenges related to automation material handling.​
  • PLCs also help control manufacturing processes, like assembly lines, robotic devices, or any activity requiring high-reliability control and easy programming & operation fault diagnosis. PLCs are growing and remain the significant choice for different industrial automation applications. Scalability, greater memory, smaller sizes, high-speed (gigabit) Ethernet, & built-in wireless are among the emerging programmable logic controller capabilities.
  • Due to modern consumers' need for personalized products, industries have driven themselves from a mass production model into mass customization. PLCs are broadly embraced in industries whose processes do not change. However, the growing end user need for customization of products has made the manufacturing processes more refined and complicated, with the need for frequent adjustments, consequently fueling the end users to adopt and invest in more flexible systems, like PC-based and cloud-based controllers, rather than PLCs, which is challenging the growth of the market.
  • Macroeconomic factors, such as the general economic condition of a region and geopolitical issues, play a crucial role in the industrial sector's growth as these factors influence the investment and expansion capabilities of the industrial sector. For instance, the recent Russia-Ukraine war is impacting several countries on both economic and geopolitical stability verticals, which, in turn, is creating an unfavorable condition for the growth of the industrial sector. As PLCs are widely used in industries, such trends hamper the growth of the market.

PLC Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)