Machine Control System Market Research Report- Global Forecast 2027

Machine Control System Market Research Report, By End User (Agriculture, Construction, Marine), By Type (GNSS, Total Station, Laser Scanner), By Equipment (Excavator, Grader, Dozer, Loader, Scraper) – Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/1759-CR | March 2018 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Market Overview

Global Machine Control System Market stood at USD 4 Billion in 2017 and can touch an approximate valuation of USD 8 Billion by 2023, registering 14.12% CAGR over the forecast period. 

Machine control systems witness wide applications in machineries used in construction, agriculture, transportation, and other sectors. New ideas and technology are supporting the development of the construction sector. Rising construction and infrastructure development activities worldwide are the important aspects fostering market growth, employing a number of heavy machineries. Besides, the expanding population and the escalating urbanization rate across emerging regions accelerate the machine control system market share.

COVID-19 Analysis

Recent coronavirus pandemic has impacted industries across the globe by accelerating de-globalization and affecting logistics in the manufacturing sectors. Companies faced a range of problems, from obtaining raw materials and delivering end products to attracting workers during the lockdown. This scenario has, in turn, prompted automation and control as the only alternative. 

Pandemic-related logistics problems prompted manufacturing companies to consider new automation & control technologies that offset higher wages, and increase efficiency became inevitable. Resultantly, the global machine control system industry is garnering continual traction and witnessing an increase in automation investments. 

Market Dynamics 


Rising Automation to Bolster the Machine Control System Market Opportunities 

The shift from 2D to 3D visualization is one of the major developments in industrial processes, revolutionizing the operation and working of building construction. Besides, machine control system market trends such as rising uses of HoloLens and replacement of traditional survey pegs with a positioning system for precise and efficient machine operation impact the market growth. 

Increasing construction projects in commercial & non-commercial sectors in the developing countries and increased human and machinery safety support the global machine control system market. The construction industry significantly benefits from the rise in disposable income and consumer purchasing power, and the surging infrastructural projects led by government funding. 


Developing Nations to Present Excellent Opportunities

Emerging regions across the globe present untapped opportunities for machine control systems. The expanding construction industry in developing countries and increased commercial and residential construction activities boost the machine control system market size. Significant demand due to the rising automation in manufacturing sectors in emerging economies would offer vast opportunities to global firms in the future.


Lack of Technical Expertise to Restrain Market Growth

Despite the lucrative growth opportunities, factors such as applications largely limited to earthwork construction, lack of technical expertise, and high-cost training requirements restrict the market growth. Changing trends in manufacturing techniques are projected to act as major growth hindering factors for the market during the forecast period. Also, compatibility issues and high installation costs are expected to slow down the machine control system market share. 

Cumulative Growth Analysis

Market Size to Expand at a Strong Rate 

Considering the present market scenario, it is estimated that the machine control system market demand is expected to increase in constructions, infrastructure planning, mining, and marine. Owing to the higher capital-intensive nature of the machine control system industry, there is a moderate threat of new entrants. However, the growing demand from end-users is expected to attract several new entrants with constantly upgrading technology. 

Segment Overview 

Machine Control System Market is segmented into Type, Equipment, End User, and Regions. The type segment is sub-segmented into global navigation satellite system (GNSS), laser scanners, total stations, GIS controllers, and others. The equipment segment is subdivided into dozers, excavators, loaders, scrapers, graders, and others. 

The end-users segment is sub-segmented into construction, mining, agriculture, marine, and others. By regions, the market is segmented into Americas (US, Canada, Mexico, Rest-of-North America), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Rest-of-Europe), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest-of-the-APAC), and Rest-of-the-World.

Regional Analysis

North America to Maintain its Winning Streak 

North America has remained the market leader since 2017 and could continue to maintain its winning streak throughout the assessment period. Factors such as the high growth in the construction sector and growing automation of instrumentation processes across the industries drive the machine control system market growth. Besides, advancements in agricultural processes and developed network infrastructure increase the machine control system market size. 

Rising adoption of machine control technology for highway construction projects and partnerships between machine control system manufacturers and OEMs influence the machine control system market demand. The US market leads the regional market, followed by Canada, mainly due to the well-established construction industry and high growth in the agriculture sector. The Mexican machine control market demonstrates high potential in the automotive, aerospace, and food & beverage sectors.

Europe Holds Second Highest Share in Global Market 

Europe accounts for the second-biggest share in the global market. Factors such as the rising demand for machine control systems in the food industry due to strict regulations and considerable healthcare spending positively impact market growth. Additionally, the extensive pool of medical device manufacturers in the region, strong demand for personal care and cosmetics products induce machine control system market revenue expansion. Besides, the escalating demand for machine control systems from the automotive and electronics industries in the region fosters market growth considerably.

Competitive Landscape

Players Focus on Product Development to Gain Impetus

The machine control system market is extremely fragmented, considering the presence of established manufacturers and several small to medium-sized companies. Technology providers are increasingly facing fierce rivalry from each other and from local firms, who are growing aware of the regulations and suppliers in the industry. Therefore, eminent players seek opportunities to integrate across the extensive value chain while focusing on expanding production facilities, R&D investments, and M&A activities to gain additional impetus. 

List of Key Companies Covered in the Report 

  • Leica Geosystems

  • ABB Group

  • Topcon Corporation

  • RIB Software AG

  • Trimble Inc.

  • Andritz

  • Belden Inc.

  • Mitsui Co.

  • Schneider Electric

ABB Group/ABB is a leading global technology company energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. ABB’s deep domain expertise in connectivity and software innovation empowers real-time, data-driven decisions enabling safer, smarter operations that maximize resource efficiency and contribute to the environment. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation, and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels.

Recent Developments

  • August 18, 2020 – Ningbo Boli (China), a subsidiary of Ningbo Heli Mould Technology Co., Ltd, announced bringing a legacy high-pressure die casting machine into the digital age for Ningbo Boli Automotive Components, a non-ferrous foundry based in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China. IP LV’s fast network connectivity supports remote machine control and operation via VNC. Its industrial router enables remote troubleshooting and monitoring and makes the machine Industry 4.0-ready, with comprehensive data collection and export abilities.

  • December 07, 2020 – Leica Geosystems and Doosan announced a new Leica-ready kit for factory fitting on excavators. Machine control kit available for Doosan’s DX255LC-5 excavator enables tilt bucket or tilt rotator automation. The new technology solution meets the increasing demand for machine guidance systems from excavator customers, and the ready kit from Doosan is for the Leica iXE2 2D and iXE3 3D excavator machine control solutions, which enable tilt bucket or tilt rotator automation for the Doosan 25.5t crawler excavator.

  • December 15, 2020 – SICK launched ‘ready-made, very versatile’ quality control system MQCS (Modular Quality Control System). Suitable for code reading, 2D or 3D inspection duties, the MQCS reduces the cost and development time needed to set up an automated quality inspection and logistics applications. SICK’s newly-developed system is an off the shelf, multifunctional machine vision system and is sold as a ready-to-use package of hardware and pre-written software.

Report Overview 

Scope of the Report 

The report features unique and relevant factors expected to significantly impact the machine control system industry during the forecast period. The detailed and considerable amount of information in the report would help industry players understanding the market better. The MRFR report elaborates on the historical and current trends boosting the growth of the machine control system market. Besides, the analysis of COVID-19 impact on the machine control system market is also included in the report.

Segmentation Table

By Type

  • GNSS

  • Total Station

  • Laser Scanner

  • Others

By End-User

  • Agriculture

  • Construction

  • Marine

  • Others

By Equipment

  • Excavator

  • Grader

  • Dozer

  • Loader

  • Scraper

  • Others

By Region 

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • Rest of the World (RoW)

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 8 Billion
  CAGR   14.12%
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   End User, Type, Equipment
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Leica Geosystems, ABB Group, Topcon Corporation, RIB Software AG, Trimble Inc., Andritz, Belden Inc., Mitsui Co., Schneider Electric
  Key Market Opportunities

  • The rising automation in manufacturing sectors in emerging economies.
  • The expanding construction industry in developing countries and increased commercial and residential construction activities
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • The high growth in the construction sector.
  • Growing automation of instrumentation processes across the industries

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The global market of machine control system is expected to expand at 14.12% CAGR over the forecast period and value at USD 8 Billion by 2023.

    Total stations, laser scanners, GIS controllers, and global navigation satellite system are types of machine control systems. The high sale of total stations is expected to cause the total station segment of the market thrive at 14% CAGR in the review period.

    Construction, agriculture, mining, and marine are end-users of machine control system. The construction industry to gain considerable traction.

    The North America machine control system market is expected to dominate the global market through the review period. The high rate of adoption of machine control system in the US for highway construction to bolster the regional market growth.

    RIB Software AG, Belden Inc., Andritz, Mitsui Co., and others are potential players of the machine control system market.