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Distributed Control Systems Market Size - By Component (Hardware, Software, Services), By End Use (Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Mining & Metals, Food & Beverage) & Global Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6801
  • Published Date: Sep 2023
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Distributed Control Systems Market Size

Distributed Control Systems Market size was valued at over USD 17 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6% between 2023 and 2032, due to growing importance of safety and regulatory compliance in industrial operations is fuelling demand for advanced DCS systems with integrated safety features. Moreover, the integration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies and data analytics into DCS platforms is enabling predictive maintenance and process optimization, further boosting adoption.

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The transition toward smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 initiatives is also propelling the DCS market as industries aim to achieve greater connectivity, flexibility, and responsiveness in their operations. Overall, the increasing complexity of industrial processes and the need for greater visibility and control are significant drivers fuelling the growth of the DCS market.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a mixed impact on the distributed control system market. Adversely, the pandemic disrupted supply chains, delayed project implementations, and caused uncertainty in capital spending, affecting the overall growth of the DCS market. Many industries, particularly those in hard-hit sectors like hospitality and aerospace, postponed or cancelled DCS projects. On the other hand, the pandemic underscored the importance of remote monitoring and control, which accelerated the adoption of digitalization and automation solutions, including DCS, in industries like pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and data centers. In the long term, the pandemic is likely to continue shaping DCS market dynamics, emphasizing the need for flexibility, remote capabilities, and cybersecurity in control systems.

Distributed Control Systems Industry Trends

The distributed control systems market is experiencing notable trends that are reshaping the landscape of industrial automation. One prominent trend is the increasing integration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies into DCS platforms. This allows for greater connectivity, data sharing, and real-time analytics, enabling predictive maintenance, process optimization, and improved decision-making. Another significant trend is the move toward open and standardized DCS architectures, which enhances interoperability and simplifies system integration. Cybersecurity is a growing concern, leading to the adoption of robust security measures within DCS systems to protect against cyber threats.

Distributed Control Systems Market Analysis

Distributed Control Systems Market Size, By Component, 2021 - 2032, (USD Billion)

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The distributed control systems market valuation form hardware segment is exceeded USD 7.2 billion in 2022 and is slated to observe about 4.5% CAGR through 2032. Integration with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is fostering real-time data collection and analysis, facilitating predictive maintenance and process optimization. Scalable hardware solutions enable industries to adapt to changing demands, while energy-efficient and green technologies align with sustainability objectives. Moreover, emerging markets are contributing to the increased demand for DCS hardware as industrialization continues to expand, emphasizing the pivotal role of hardware in shaping the DCS market's growth trajectory.

Distributed Control Systems Market Share, By End Use, 2022

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Distributed control systems market from power industries was valued at over USD 4.7 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 8.6 billion by in 2023. As the power generation sector evolves toward more sustainable and renewable energy sources, DCS plays a pivotal role in optimizing the operation of complex power plants. Additionally, as power plants seek to meet stringent environmental regulations and reduce emissions, DCS technology enables precise control and monitoring of emissions, further driving its adoption. The increasing need for grid stability, grid modernization efforts, and the expansion of smart grid infrastructure also contribute to the sustained growth of the DCS market within the power generation sector.

Asia Pacific Distributed Control Systems Market Size, 2021 - 2032, (USD Billion)

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Asia Pacific distributed control systems market is expected to witness about 6.5% growth rate from 2023 to 2032, owing to rapid industrialization in countries like China and India, which in turn has increased the demand for advanced automation solutions in manufacturing and process industries. Furthermore, there is a growing emphasis on energy efficiency, particularly in power generation and oil & gas sectors, prompting investments in DCS for optimizing operations. The region is witnessing a surge in infrastructure development, including smart cities and transportation systems, which rely on DCS for intelligent control and monitoring.

Distributed Control Systems Market Share

Major participants in the distributed control systems market include:

  • ABB
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Siemens
  • Schneider Electric
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Valmet
  • NovaTech, LLC.
  • Azbil Corporation
  • Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
  • Yokogawa Europe
  • HollySys Group
  • Concept Systems Inc
  • ZAT a.s.
  • Ingeteam
  • Hitachi, Ltd.

ABB has established itself as a prominent market leader in the distributed control systems market, with a global market share of approximately 20%, through its relentless commitment to innovation, reliability, and global reach. The company has a rich history in industrial automation, with efficient offerings, notably the System 800xA platform, which have earned widespread trust across industries. ABB's DCS solutions are renowned for their ability to seamlessly integrate control, electrical, and safety systems, enabling end-users to achieve operational excellence and maximize efficiency.

The company's continuous investment in digital technologies, cybersecurity, and sustainability aligns with the evolving needs of industries worldwide. ABB's extensive global presence and local support ensure that customers benefit from a comprehensive range of services, making it a trusted partner for complex industrial automation projects.

Distributed Control Systems Market News:

  • In February 2023, ABB unveiled its Ability Symphony Plus DCS system for water and power generation industries. The new product offers a secure and seamless access to an extended digital ecosystem which helps the industries to augment plant performance and efficiency. In addition, the new product further allows the end users to access fleet asset management, remote alarm data management and numerous other features. The new innovation will drive company’s revenue generation from process automation segment and thus strengthen its market position across the globe.
  • In January 2021, Yokogawa Europe announced a significant product launch, introducing the new YS1700 Programmable Indicating Controller and the YF1700 Field-mount Videographic Recorder. These advanced industrial automation solutions offer enhanced functionality and usability, addressing the evolving needs of process industries. The YS1700 controller provides precise control and monitoring capabilities, ideal for applications requiring high performance and reliability. Meanwhile, the YF1700 recorder boasts advanced data visualization and recording features, ensuring efficient data management and analysis. These product releases reinforce Yokogawa's commitment to delivering cutting-edge technologies that empower industries to optimize their processes and enhance overall operational efficiency.

This distributed control systems market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of USD Million from 2019 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

By End Use

  • Power Generation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Mining & Metals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico 
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Vishal Saini

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of distributed control systems was exceeded USD 17 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach USD 30 billion by 2032, due to the increasing demand for operational efficiency along with the growing importance of safety and regulatory compliance among industries worldwide.

Distributed control systems market from the hardware component segment will register over 4.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, on account of their ability to support advanced technologies, such as fault-tolerant hardware configurations and cybersecurity measures.

Asia-Pacific distributed control systems market size will record more than 6.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, owing to the rapid industrialization and increasing demand for advanced automation solutions in the manufacturing and process industries of the region.

ABB, Honeywell International Inc., Siemens, Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Emerson Electric Co., Valmet, and NovaTech, LLC. are some of the major distributed control systems companies worldwide.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 283
  • Countries covered: 16
  • Pages: 245
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