Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing

Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Research Report: Forecast (2021-2026)

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  • Jan 2022
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Market Definition

Smart factory & manufacturing is when an industry sets up an environment surrounding machines & equipment to enhance processes with automation & self-optimization. Smart factory & manufacturing solutions provide several benefits that extend to functions like supply chains logistics, planning, product development, etc. As a result, several manufacturing companies worldwide are swiftly adopting these solutions.

Market Insights

The Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 9.7% during the forecast period, i.e., 2021-26. The market is driven primarily by the mounting demand for high-quality products with better end-to-end visibility of manufacturing processes entwined with the increasing adoption of smart factories & manufacturing solutions across industries associated with robotic systems. 

In addition, with the increasing focus of manufacturers on reducing human labor, especially across challenging & risky environments, the demand for smart factories & manufacturing is increasing swiftly. Processes & operations like quality checks are observing an increasing transformation with greater availability of these smart factory systems equipped with more user-friendly controls, i.e., projected to boost the market in the coming years. 

Besides, the advent of technologies like the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) in smart factory devices connected via the internet provides detailed & real-time insights. These insights are making modern-day control systems highly efficient in managing manufacturing units & factories.

Key Trends in the Market

  • Mounting Demand for Online 3D Printing & the Advent of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) 

With rapid developments in the industrial sector and increasing inclination toward Industry 4.0 to bring operational & cost efficiency by linking customers with warehouses, providers, supplies, & systems to distribute products, the market is anticipated to observe a significant expansion in the coming years. These connections are projected to surge and facilitate digital technologies like 3D printing, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), & robotic automation and, in turn, drive the market during 2021-26.

Report Coverage Details
Study Period Historical Data: 2016-19
Base Year: 2020
Forecast Period: 2021-26
CAGR 9.7%
Regions Covered North America: USA, Canada, Mexico
Europe: Germany, UK, France, Italy
Asia-Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea
South America: Brazil, and Argentina
Middle East & Africa:  GCC, South Africa
Key Companies Profiled IBM, Thales, BAE Systems PLC, Senseye, Oden, Aclima, Neiker-Tecnalia, Festo, Seimens, Upskill, Teska Labs, Sick AG, LMI Technologies, Oracle
Unit Denominations USD Million/Billion

 

Impact of Covid-19 on the Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market

The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 had a decelerating effect on most industries across the globe, and the Smart Factory & Manufacturing Market was no exception. The imposition of stringent movement restrictions & lockdowns by the government of different countries worldwide to curb the spread of the dreadful disease resulted in several unprecedented challenges for the market.

These included the reduced shipment of smart factories & manufacturing components & low revenue generation due to disruptions in the supply chain, lack of production materials, shut down of manufacturing units, etc.

However, with the gradual betterment in the Covid-19 situation with reducing cases, the governments of different countries allowed the recommencement of business operations. This revival is anticipated to enable the market to regain its usual pace & recover from financial losses in the coming years since the supply chain is back on track & manufacturing units have resumed their production capabilities.

Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Research Report: Forecast (2021-2026)

Market Segmentation:

Based on Components:

  • Sensors
  • Controllers
  • Industrial Robots

Of them all, Industrial Robots are anticipated to gain momentum in the market during the forecast period. It owes to the capabilities of these robots to serve extensively across modern factories while reducing the need for human intervention or assistance for basic & complex tasks and increasing operational efficiency & productivity of the manufacturing facility.

In addition, the soaring demand for these devices owes to their precise & accurate assistance in services that help replace human workers & bring cost-efficiency. Regions like North America & Europe are among the major end-users of these robots & are used primarily in intelligent production & the management of supply chains and tasks like pick-up, assembling, welding, & palletizing, among others.

Moreover, features like flexibility & faster working of multiple industrial robots in different applications that allow humans to focus on other competent tasks are other crucial aspects propelling the demand for these robots and driving the market through 2026.

Based on the Technology:

  • AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things)
  • Blockchain
  • Others (5G, Augmented Reality, etc.)

Of them all, the demand for IIoT is anticipated to display substantial growth during the forecast period, owing to its benefits that enable manufacturing units to maximize their Return of Investments (ROI) using smart factory technologies.

Moreover, another crucial reason behind the surging demand for IIoT is to connect more industrial devices using the internet and gather real-time data (Big Data) like temperature, strain, humidity, pressure, stress, & quality. Big Data technology that handles a vast volume of data generated is shaping the modern manufacturing industry.

Regional Landscape:

Region-wise, the Global Smart Factory & Manufacturing Market expands across:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Asia-Pacific

Of them all, Asia-Pacific dominated the market with the largest share in recent years and is anticipated to prevail the same trend during the forecast period, mainly due to the swiftly expanding manufacturing industry, especially across countries like China & India.

With the exponentially rising population & high labor costs, the demand for automation is surging substantially across factories & manufacturing units in the automotive, consumer electronics, & textile sectors. Besides, several prominent leaders are setting up manufacturing units across Asia-Pacific & infusing the demand for smart factories & manufacturing units.

On the other hand, North America is projected to display substantial market growth during the forecast period, owing principally to rapid technological advancements, extensive availability of alternative solutions, reduced equipment costs, and the broadening printing industry in the region.

Besides, the region is also experiencing increasing investments by several leading players in industries like aerospace & defense, manufacturing, automotive, etc., to escalate the adoption of smart technologies for operational efficiency, thereby driving the regional market.

Market Dynamics:

Key Driver: Escalating Demand for Industrial Robots

Industrial robots are observing an increasing adoption across factories & manufacturing units to perform different electronic & mechanical tasks like assembling, pickups, material handling, gathering force data for the loT testing, Statistical Process Control (SPC), etc. Hence, the soaring demand for these components is anticipated to drive the global market during the forecast period. Moreover, with the increasing miniaturization of sensors and the mounting inclination toward automation, the demand for industrial robots shall further accelerate and benefit the overall market growth through 2026.

Possible Restraint: Growing Need for Greater Capital Investment 

Since most industries are increasingly transforming from conventional manufacturing to modern & well-equipped facilities with smart components & robots, it requires massive capital investment for the installation of advanced machinery, software systems, IT infrastructure, & advanced communication technologies. It might introduce a financial burden on industry operators, especially across price-sensitive economies like Asia-Pacific & South America, and, in turn, restrain the market growth during the forecast period.

Growth Opportunity: Increasing Developments in Wireless Sensor Networks for Smart factories to Generate Lucrative Opportunities in the Market

Wireless Network consists of autonomous devices like sensors to monitor physical & environmental conditions. These sensors are used across industries like pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, & wastewater treatments, among others. The active participation of leading players in developing wireless sensor networks to reduce installation costs, coupled with their application in industries enabling real-time data monitoring & process control, shall generate lucrative growth opportunities for the market during 2021-26. Moreover, constant up-gradation in the software for wireless sensor networks is also projected to fuel the adoption of these systems across factories & manufacturing units in the coming years.

According to MarkNtel Advisors, the major leading players in the Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market are IBM, Thales, BAE Systems PLC, Senseye, Oden, Aclima, Neiker-Tecnalia, Festo, Seimens, Upskill, Teska Labs, Sick AG, LMI Technologies, Oracle, etc.

Key Questions Answered in the Market Research Report:

  1. What are the overall statistics or estimates (Overview, Size- By Value, Forecast Numbers, Segmentation, Shares) of the Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market?
  2. What are the region-wise industry size, growth drivers, and challenges?
  3. What are the key innovations, opportunities, current & future trends, and regulations in the Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market?
  4. Who are the key competitors, their key strengths & weaknesses, and how do they perform in the Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market based on the competitive benchmarking matrix?
  5. What are the key results derived from surveys conducted during the Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market study?

Market Outlook, Segmentation, and Statistics

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market
  • Market Size & Analysis
    • By Revenue
  • Market Share & Analysis
    • By Technology
      • AI (Artificial Intelligence)
      • IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) cloud-based
      • Blockchain
      • Others
    • By Application
      • Manufacturing
      • Logistics & Transportation
      • Retail
      • Storage
      • Maintenance
      • Protection from Cybercrime
      • Construction
      • Quality Control
      • Others
    • By Software
      • SCADA
      • HMI
      • PLC
      • DCS
      • Others
    • By Component
      • Sensors
        • Smart Infrared Cameras
        • 3D sensors
        • Others
      • Controllers
        • Software Controllers
        • Drive Controllers
        • Heating Controllers
        • Others
      • Industrial Robots
        • Traditional Robots
          • Articulated Robots
          • Cartesian Robots
          • Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA)
          • Cylindrical Robots
          • Other Robots
        • Collaborative Robots
      • Others
    • By Region
      • North America 
        • The US
        • Canada
      • South America
        • Brazil 
      • Europe 
        • The UK 
        • Germany
        • France 
      • Asia-Pacific
        • China 
        • South Korea
        • Japan
      • Middle East & Africa 
    • By Competitors
      • Competition Characteristics
      • Market Share & Analysis
      • Competitive Metrix
  • Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Hotspots & Opportunities
  • Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Regulations & Policy
  • Key Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Global Competition Outlook
    • Competition Matrix
    • Company Profile

Frequently Asked Questions

A. The historical data has been provided since 2016, while the base year is 2020, and the data forecast is up to 2026

  1. Introduction
    1. Product Definition
    2. Research Process
    3. Market Segmentation
    4. Assumptions
  2. Preface
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Impact of COVID-19 on Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market
  5. Impact of IOT & AI on Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market
  6. Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Trends & Insights
  7. Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Dynamics
    1. Drivers
    2. Challenges
    3. Impact Analysis
  8. Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Hotspots & Opportunities
  9. Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Start-up Ecosystem, 2016-2021
    1. Entrepreneurial Activity
    2. Year On Year Funding Received
    3. Funding Received by Top Companies
    4. Key Investors Active in the Market
    5. Series Wise Funding Received
      1. Seed Funding
      2. Angel Investing
      3. Venture Capital
      4. Others
  10. Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Value Chain Analysis
  11. Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Regulations & Policy
  12. Global Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Technology
        1. AI (Artificial Intelligence)
        2. IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things)
        3. Blockchain
        4. Others (5G, Augmented Reality, etc.)
      2. By Software Type
        1. SCADA
        2. HMI
        3. PLC
        4. DCS
        5. Others
      3. By Component
        1. Sensors
          1. Smart Infrared Cameras
          2. 3D sensors
          3. Others
        2. Controllers
          1. Software Controllers
          2. Drive Controllers
          3. Heating Controllers
          4. Others
        3. Industrial Robots
          1. Traditional Robots
            1. Articulated Robots
            2. Cartesian Robots
            3. Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA)
            4. Cylindrical Robots
            5. Other Robots
          2. Collaborative Robots
        4. Others
      4. By Applications
        1. Manufacturing
        2. Designing
        3. Logistics Optimization
        4. Retail
        5. Inventory Governance
        6. Predictive Maintenance
        7. Protection from Cybercrime
        8. Construction
        9. Quality Control
        10. Others
  13. North America Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Technology
      2. By Application
      3. By Country
        1. The US
        2. Canada
        3. Mexico
    3. The US Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
    4. Canada Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
    5. Mexico Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
  14. South America Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Technology
      2. By Application
      3. By Country
        1. Brazil
        2. Others
    3. Brazil Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
    4. Rest of South America Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
  15. Europe Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Technology
      2. By Application
      3. By Country
        1. Germany
        2. The UK
        3. France
        4. Italy
        5. Others
    3. Germany Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
    4. The UK Smart Factory and Manufacturing Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
    5. Italy Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
    6. France Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
    7. Rest of Europe Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
  16. Asia-Pacific Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Technology
      2. By Application
      3. By Country
        1. China
        2. India
        3. Japan
        4. South Korea
        5. Others
    3. China Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
    4. India Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
    5. Japan Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
    6. South Korea Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
  17. Middle East & Africa Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenues
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Technology
      2. By Application
      3. By Country
        1. GCC
        2. South Africa
        3. Others
    3. GCC Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
    4. South Africa Smart Factory and Manufacturing Market Analysis, 2016-2026F
      1. Market Size & Analysis
        1. By Revenues
      2. Market Share & Analysis
        1. By Technology
        2. By Application
  18. Key Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  19. Competition Analysis
    1. Competition Matrix
      1. Product/Solution Portfolio
      2. Target Markets
      3. Target End Users
      4. Research & Development
      5. Strategic Alliances
      6. Strategic Initiatives
    2. Company Profiles
      1. IBM
      2. Thales
      3. BAE Systems PLC
      4. Senseye
      5. Oden
      6. Aclima
      7. Neiker-Tecnalia
      8. Festo
      9. Seimens
      10. Upskill
      11. Teska Labs
      12. Sick AG
      13. LMI Technologies
      14. Oracle
  20. Disclaimer
Global Smart Factory And Manufacturing Market Segmentation