Smart Factory Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Smart Factory Market is segmented by Type (Machine Vision Systems, Industrial Robotics, and Control Devices), Technology (Enterprise Resource Planning, Product Lifecycle Management, and Human Machine Interface), End-user Vertical (Automotive, Semiconductors, and Oil and Gas), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


9.22 %

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Market Overview

The smart factory market was valued at USD 252.29 billion in 2019, and it is expected to reach USD 427.37 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 9.22% during the forecast period (2020-2025). 

  • Smart factory refers to the various fully-integrated automation solutions adopted for manufacturing facilities. This integration helps to streamline the material flow during all the processes involved in the manufacturing, thus, enabling effective movement of materials across the factory floor. Combining the digital and physical worlds has revolutionized the automation industry, thereby, enabling optimum performance.
  • Effortless monitoring, reduction of waste, and speed of production are some of the major advantages of a smart factory. This technology advancement offers customers an improved quality, with standardization and dependable products, within time and at a much lower cost.
  • The rise of wireless networking technologies is enabling revolutionary developments in this market (including the increasing number of smart factories) and also spurring the use of mobile devices, to monitor and manage industrial processes.
  • The US manufacturing sector is the second-largest in the world, after China. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2018 report, the United States is globally renowned for its ability to innovate and is currently at the forefront of major developments surrounding the emerging technologies of Industry 4.0, which is also going to drive the growth of the smart factory market. 


Scope of the Report

A smart factory is an environment where machines and equipment are able to improve processes through automation and self-optimization. The benefits also extend beyond the physical production of goods and into functions, like planning, supply chain logistics, and even product development.

By Type
Machine Vision Systems
Frame Grabbers
Integration Services
Industrial Robotics
Articulated Robots
Cartesian Robots
Cylindrical Robots
SCARA Robots
Parallel Robots
Collaborative Industry Robots
Control Devices
Relays and Switches
Servo Motors and Drives
Communication Technologies
Other Types
By Technology
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Human Machine Interface (HMI)
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
Other Technologies
By End-user Vertical
Oil and Gas
Chemical and Petrochemical
Aerospace and Defense
Food and Beverage
Other End-user Vertical
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Industrial Robots to Witness the Highest Growth

  • Industrial robots are a very important part of the manufacturing industry. Robots have evolved with many technological advancements, which include vision recognition, skill learning, failure prediction, utilizing AI, and man-machine-collaboration.
  • Robotic installation in the US has increased to a new peak. The driver for this growth in manufacturing industries has been the ongoing trend to automate production, in order to strengthen the US industries in both domestic and global markets.
  • The automobile manufacturing industry is the largest adopter of robots, globally, with a share of 33% of the total supply in 2017, according to the international federation of robotics. The manufacturing of passenger cars has become more complex over the past ten years, a substantial proportion of the production processes requires an automation solution using robots. 
  • Moreover, the ever-rising demand for electronic products and the need for batteries, chips, and displays are also a driving factor for the market, as it requires an automated production process. Hence, as the need to automate production process increases, the demand for the industrial robots, which can handle very small parts at high speeds, with very high degrees of precision, enabling manufacturers to ensure quality with optimized production costs, is also increasing.

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North America Occupies the Largest Market Share

  • North America is on the verge of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), wherein, data is being used on a large scale for manufacturing products, by integrating the data with a wide variety of manufacturing systems, throughout the supply chain.
  • The United States accounts for the largest share in the North American market. This dominance is buoyed by smart manufacturing initiatives, such as the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), that drives and facilitates the broad adoption of manufacturing intelligence and automation.
  • The growth of the automotive and oil and gas industry in North America is also driving the demand for the smart factory market. The United States is also one of the largest automotive markets in the world and is home to over 13 major automobile manufacturers.
  • The automotive manufacturing sector has been one of the largest revenue generators for the country, in the manufacturing sector. In addition, the US oil production is an area of interest, with a fall in the oil prices. The shale boom is considered as one of the most important energy developments, during the past decade.

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Competitive Landscape

The smart factory market is a highly competitive market and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market, and the market is moving toward a consolidated stage. These major players in the market are focusing on expanding their customer base across foreign countries. These companies are leveraging on strategic initiatives, like mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and product innovation to increase their market shares and profitability. The major players in the market are Siemens Ag, Schneider Electric SE, Honeywell international, and Robert Bosch GmbH, among others.

  • June 2018 - PTC Inc. and Rockwell Automation Inc. entered into a strategic partnership that accelerated growth for both companies and enabled them to be the partner of choice for customers around the world who want to transform their physical operations with digital technology.
  • March 2018 - ABB opened a smart factory for electrical safety and energy efficiency products in Bangalore. It enabled continuous monitoring of the production process through visualization of operational data, to increase efficiency and flexibility of the manufacturing process.


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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 Growing Adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) In Industrial Sector

      2. 4.3.2 Industry Digitization and End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

      3. 4.3.3 Rising Demand For Energy Efficiency

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Huge Capital Investments for Transformations

      2. 4.4.2 Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

    5. 4.5 Value 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. 6.1 By Type

      1. 6.1.1 Machine Vision Systems

        1. Cameras

        2. Processors

        3. Software

        4. Enclosures

        5. Frame Grabbers

        6. Integration Services

        7. Lighting

      2. 6.1.2 Industrial Robotics

        1. Articulated Robots

        2. Cartesian Robots

        3. Cylindrical Robots

        4. SCARA Robots

        5. Parallel Robots

        6. Collaborative Industry Robots

      3. 6.1.3 Control Devices

        1. Relays and Switches

        2. Servo Motors and Drives

      4. 6.1.4 Sensors

      5. 6.1.5 Communication Technologies

        1. Wired

        2. Wireless

      6. 6.1.6 Other Types

    2. 6.2 By Technology

      1. 6.2.1 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

      2. 6.2.2 Human Machine Interface (HMI)

      3. 6.2.3 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

      4. 6.2.4 Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

      5. 6.2.5 Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

      6. 6.2.6 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

      7. 6.2.7 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

      8. 6.2.8 Other Technologies

    3. 6.3 By End-user Vertical

      1. 6.3.1 Automotive

      2. 6.3.2 Semiconductors

      3. 6.3.3 Oil and Gas

      4. 6.3.4 Chemical and Petrochemical

      5. 6.3.5 Pharmaceutical

      6. 6.3.6 Aerospace and Defense

      7. 6.3.7 Food and Beverage

      8. 6.3.8 Mining

      9. 6.3.9 Other End-user Vertical

    4. 6.4 Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 6.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 6.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.4.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of Latin America

      5. 6.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. UAE

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) Group

      2. 7.1.2 Cognex Corporation

      3. 7.1.3 Siemens AG

      4. 7.1.4 Schnieder Electric SE

      5. 7.1.5 Yokogawa Electric Corporation

      6. 7.1.6 Swisslog Holding Ag (Kuka AG)

      7. 7.1.7 Rockwell Automation Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 Honeywell International Inc.

      9. 7.1.9 Robert Bosch GmbH

      10. 7.1.10 Atos SE

      11. 7.1.11 Johnson Controls Inc.

      12. 7.1.12 Emerson Electric Company

  8. *List Not Exhaustive


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