Engineering Skills Needed by Industrial Automation Systems Integrator Firms

  • December 08, 2022
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Engineering Skills Needed by Industrial Automation Systems Integrator Firms
Engineering Skills Needed by Industrial Automation Systems Integrator Firms

The system integrator market for industrial automation is valued at USD 27.0 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to be USD 35.5 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Research and Markets. The market for system integration services is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2022 to 2027.

According to researchers, a major problem in industrial automation is the amount of time it takes to acquire adequate engineering skills to address the variety of disciplines involved in a project. Most qualified engineers are employed at the systems integration level and only a few at the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) levels, and practically none at the front-end engineering design (FEED) level. There is a continuous need for skilled professionals who can effectively operate system integration equipment. The proper usage of equipment requires personnel with expertise, relevant experience, and knowledge. The selection of the right operational techniques specific to a given task is critical.

The advent of machine learning, coupled with efficient big data analytics and parallel processing framework, is transforming the virtual monitoring market. Big data analytics has accelerated the process of analysis of the data generated by condition monitoring systems due to the capability of processing large volumes of data. Machine learning offers attractive features such as easier benchmarking of machine performance, better transparency in data, and efficient collaboration of various processes of condition monitoring systems. Big data-enabled condition monitoring helps companies in lowering the overall cost of ownership for assets and running their businesses more efficiently.

The report identifies key players operating in the system integrator market including such globally established players such as John Wood Group PLC (UK), ATS Automation (Canada), Avanceon Limited (US), JR Automation (US), Tesco Controls, Inc. (US), Burrow Global LLC (US), Prime Controls LP (US), MAVERICK Technologies (US), Barry-Wehmiller Design Group (US), and INTECH Process Automation (US). 

The report also tells how governments of countries in the Middle East and Africa have various initiatives to support the development of projects related to industrial automation. These governments are focusing on the development of process industries. For instance, initiatives such as Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, National Industrial Development and Logistics Program, along with various other upcoming non-oil projects are expected to boost the industrial automation market in the Middle East. The Vision 2021 National Agenda of the UAE government also supports the development of the manufacturing sector by focusing on creating national policies that promote sustainable growth for the assembly technology. Thus, such measures undertaken by governments of different countries are promoting the adoption of various industrial automation processes and are expected to drive the market for system integration for industrial automation during the forecast period.
The report includes market statistics pertaining to by service outlook, technology, industry and region. Major market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities are detailed.  Illustrative segmentation, analyses, and forecasts for the market based on product, material type, frequency band, application and region have been conducted to provide an overall view of the system integrator market. The report also includes an in-depth analysis and ranking of key players.

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