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PC-Based Automation Market Research Report Information By Offering (Hardware, Solutions, and Service), by Component (HMI, PLC, DCS, and Others), by Industry Verticals (Discrete and Process) - Industry Size, Share and Trends till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/4262-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| May 2024

PC-Based Automation Market Overview

Globally, the Size of PC-Based Automation Market is set to grow at a CAGR of 5% to hit USD 36 Billion by 2027 driven by the demand for PC-based automation systems is likely to be soaring high in the food & beverages industry.

The implementation of advanced technologies like IIOT and the increased adoption of smart, automated solutions with regulatory compliances is accelerating the market's demand. The higher need for effective monitoring in industries' manufacturing plants drives the market's growth.

There are many propelling market drivers and rising opportunities enhancing the market's growth. The market is receiving huge opportunities from the food and beverages industry. These systems have wide applications in open-loop and closed-loop control in the food and beverage industry. It is used for measuring and testing in the automotive sector, while these systems are essential for data processing and communication in the electronics and semiconductor sector. Therefore, the industrial verticals are accelerating the market's growth.

The introduction of sensor gateways with the high-speed sensor status, diagnostics data, and parameters are accompanied by cloud-based systems, which permits the introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing. These factors are boosting the PC-Based Automation Market.

The PC-based automation solutions can enhance safety and productivity rate. The system also helps reduce installation costs and improves flexibility by connecting with various devices. Due to all these growth factors, the PC-Based Automation Market is receiving huge demand at the global level.

COVID 19 Analysis

The novel coronavirus pandemic has been a major cause of concern for the functions that are related to the PC based automation market size during the ongoing forecast period that will be ending in 2027. Since the imposition of the lockdown followed by the rising concerns related to the lifestyle and health changes are pushing the global target audience towards the presence of alternate changes and hence, the market has challenges on its way of expansion during the ongoing forecast period that will be ending in 2027.

There has been a rising need for the global PC based automation market share and hence, it is likely to propel during the ongoing forecast period. The global market is expanding its funding and investment that will help the market go for better prospects that help in recognizing and meeting the needs of the global target audience. The market players are opting for mergers that will help the global PC based automation market.

PC Based Automation Market Dynamics

  • Market Drivers

Among all process industries that are demanding the PC based automation market opportunities, the food & beverages industry is expected to hold the largest share of the overall PC-based automation market during the forecast period that will be ending in 2027. The market expenditures like Installation costs, networking, and connectivity between processing systems and the operator’s control room, and safety at work are some of the major concerns related to the end-users manufacturing processes of companies in the food & beverages. Hence, to overcome all these mentioned obstacles, PC-based automation solutions are being adopted to enhance safety and productivity. This helps in reducing installation costs, and further, helps in providing flexibility by connecting with different devices, and improving data flow between devices. Thus, the demand for PC-based automation systems is likely to be soaring high in the food & beverages industry.

  • Market Restraints

The global PC based automation market share is witnessing the emergence of market factors like the lack of funding followed by reduced awareness that will hamper the growth goals of the market that have been set by the industry experts for the ongoing forecast period that will be ending in 2028. Also, the PC based automation market is witnessing the increased prices of raw materials and the hampered degree of affordability for the market players during the forecast period.

  • Technology Analysis

However, the PC-based automation market in the APAC region is expected to surpass the growth of the market in the North American market by the end of the current forecast period in 2027. The market in the APAC market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR rate during the ongoing forecast period that ends in 2028 owing to rapid industrialization in countries such as India and China and the high adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies in major participating regions like Japan. Further, in the APAC region, the spending capacity on the manufacturing sector is growing continuously. Rising government support in countries such as China and India is contributing to the growth of the manufacturing sector in the APAC region, which is further encouraging the adoption of automation technologies in the region for the period that ends in 2027.

PC-Based Automation Market Segment Overview

PC Based Automation Market has been able to function in various parts across the globe and meet the rising needs of the global target audience for the ongoing forecast period ending in 2028. The functioning is based on the market segments that are mentioned as follows:

PC Based Automation Offering Outlook

  • Hardware

  • Software

PC Based Automation Component Outlook

  • IPCs

  • HMIs

  • PLCs


PC Based Automation Sales Channel Outlook

  • Direct Sales

  • Indirect Sales

PC Based Automation Industry Outlook

  • Process Industries

    • Oil & Gas

    • Chemicals

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Mining & Metals

    • Food & Beverages

    • Energy & Power

    • Others

  • Discrete Industries

    • Automotive

    • Semiconductor & Electronics

    • Aerospace & Defense

    • Medical Devices

    • Machine Manufacturing

    • Others

PC Based Automation Geography Outlook

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia Pacific (APAC)

  • Rest of the World (RoW)

Regional Analysis

  • The North American market had held the largest share of the overall PC-based automation market in 2019. It is likely to be emerging as an early adopter of advanced manufacturing technologies. Further, there are favorable government policies and initiatives in countries such as the US and Canada have encouraged the growth of the market in the North American region. The US government has started “Manufacturing USA” initiatives with a motive to bring together industry, academia, and government partners within a growing network of advanced manufacturing institutes to increase manufacturing competitiveness in the regional US market. Further, in the Canadian region, the government has started the “SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth” program in partnership with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) to encourage funding and investments in advanced manufacturing technologies. All these prominent market initiatives are boosting the demand for PC-based automation systems Market in North America.

PC-Based Automation Market Key Player & Competitive Landscape

 The global PC based automation market companies are mentioned as follows:

  • ABB (Switzerland)

  • Yokogawa Electric (Japan)

  • Advantech (Japan)

  • Siemens (Germany)

  • Beckhoff Automation (Germany)

  • Schneider Electric (France)

  • Emerson Electric (US)

  • Rockwell Automation (US)

  • General Electric (US)

  • Robert Bosch (Germany)

  • Honeywell (US)

  • OMRON (Japan)

  • IDEC (Japan)

  • Mitsubishi Electric (Japan)

  • Kontron S&T (Germany)

PC-Based Automation Industry Developments


  • October 26, 2023: Launched the new AC800M controller, aimed at providing high performance and scalability for complex automation applications. 

  • November 9, 2023: Partnered with Microsoft to develop digital solutions for the mining industry using Azure cloud platform. 

  • January 18, 2024: Announced collaboration with AVEVA to offer integrated solutions for process and discrete industries. 

Yokogawa Electric:

  • November 16, 2023: Unveiled the Stardom G7 platform, featuring enhanced cybersecurity and edge computing capabilities. 

  • December 12, 2023: Partnered with NTT Data to provide AI-based solutions for manufacturing optimization. 

  • January 23, 2024: Announced participation in a consortium developing next-generation automation technologies for smart factories. 

Intended Audience

  • Manufacturing Associations and Industrial Bodies

  • Component Suppliers and Distributors

  • End-Users Of PC-Based Automation Solutions Across Industries

  • Government Bodies, Such As Regulatory Authorities And Policymakers

  • Industrial Automation Equipment Providers

  • Market Research and Consulting Firms

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

  • Semiconductor Product Designers And Fabricators

PC Based Automation Market Report Overview

The research methodology for the PC based automation market used to estimate and forecast the market size begins with capturing data on the revenues of key vendors through secondary research. Global vendor offerings have also been taken into consideration for the reports’ preparation to determine the market segmentation. The bottom-up procedure has further, been employed to arrive at the overall size of the market from the revenues of the key players. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market size of the global market during the period has been split into several segments and subsegments, which have then been verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with key experts such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and executives. The global market breakdown and data triangulation procedures have been employed to complete the overall market engineering processes and functions, and hence, arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments.

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2027 USD 36 Billion
CAGR 5% (2020-2027)
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 by Offering, by Component
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
Key Vendors General Electric (U.S.), Honeywell International (U.S.), Beckhoff Automation (Germany), Emerson Electric (U.S.), Mitsubishi Electric (Japan), OMRON Corporation (Japan), Robert Bosch (Germany), IDEC (Japan), Schneider Electric (France), Siemens (Germany),Kontron S&T (Germany), ABB (Switzerland), Advantech (Japan), Rockwell Automation (U.S.), and Yokogawa Electric (Japan)
Key Market Opportunities The Middle East & Africa are expected to have a gradual growth, owing to a large number of oil and gas industries.
Key Market Drivers The drives many business players to offering innovative features to their customers, in terms of connectivity and performance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

PC-Based Automation Market is set to grow at a CAGR of 5 % to hit USD 36 Billion by 2027

Some prominent market players are as follows: General Electric (U.S.), Honeywell International (U.S.), Beckhoff Automation (Germany), Emerson Electric (U.S.), Mitsubishi Electric (Japan), OMRON Corporation (Japan), Robert Bosch (Germany), IDEC (Japan), Schneider Electric (France), Siemens (Germany),Kontron S&T (Germany), ABB (Switzerland), Advantech (Japan), Rockwell Automation (U.S.), and Yokogawa Electric (Japan)

The North American market and the APAC region will witness maximum growth during the period.

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