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ARC says PLC Market will bounce back in 2010

July 2, 2009 - The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) market experienced healthy growth in 2008. The market, however, is expected to contract severely in 2009. In spite of the current gloom and doom in the global economy, the market growth will resume in 2010 and beyond. Manufacturing and infrastructure industries will invest in automation to save energy, increase productivity, and upgrade existing facilities once the economic turmoil settles. As a result, the worldwide market for PLCs is expected to grow over the next five years, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.

2008 was not a bad year for automation. The PLC market grew at a moderate rate in spite of the economic trouble that started in the US at the end of 2007. The manufacturing sector, initially insulated, began to feel pain and then contracted severely. As a result, the PLC market experienced a slowdown. “While a severe contraction period is expected in 2009, automation demand is expected to start turning around beginning in 2010 as the manufacturers face increasing global market pressures. PLCs, which are used across all major discrete and process industries, will enjoy growth as the new economy creates increased demand, “according to Senior Analyst Himanshu Shah, the principal author of ARC’s “Programmable Logic Controller Worldwide Outlook.”

Globalization Will Refuel PLC Market
PLC market growth started to slow down rapidly at the end of 2008, however, the market is expected to nose dive during the first few months of 2009. After a significant pull back in 2009, the market is expected to rebound somewhat strongly in 2010. Manufacturing and infrastructure industries are keenly reviewing their strategies to employ more automation that reduces the basic cost of operations, which could help them survive better in future economic turmoil and become more ‘sustainable.’

The globalization environment will once again cause manufacturing companies to invest in creating new capacities in developing economies for various industries such as chemical, cement, electrical power, and pharmaceutical. Building automation will also experience growth as commercial, industrial, and residential building projects resume around the world and strive for increased energy saving.
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