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IoT in Manufacturing Market Size By Platform (Network Management, Device Management, Application Management), By Technology (Sensors, RFID, Connectivity Technology), By Component (Hardware, Software [Data Management, Streaming Analytics, Security, Remote Monitoring, Bandwidth Management]), By Service (Professional Service, Managed Service), By Application (Machinery, Automotive, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Industry Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 – 2024

  • Report ID: GMI2098
  • Published Date: Sep 2017
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

IoT in Manufacturing Market size valued at over USD 30 billion in 2017 and will grow at a CAGR of over 25% from 2018 to 2024.

IoT in Manufacturing Market

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The increasing popularity of automated & intelligent technologies is leading to high production efficiency and reduced environmental impact, driving the IoT in manufacturing market. The implementation of intelligent production and process management techniques in various production facilities adds up to efficiency. These parameters aid manufacturers to develop products at a higher speed and low costs, leading to investments in more competent tasks. These technologies allow manufacturers to gain insights into consumer preferences & develop products accordingly. Enhanced worker safety, customer service, and competitive advantages are compelling global manufacturers to adopt IoT technologies, creating a high demand.

The high implementation and system installation costs associated with internet-based platforms hinder the IoT in manufacturing market growth. Deploying these solutions in the existing manufacturing infrastructure will create several issues and lead to high deployment costs. This process requires changing and restructuring of several machines, production lines, and electricity networks, further increasing the overall expenditure. Moreover, small-level manufacturers or SMEs having low investment capabilities and are unable to deploy these solutions, limiting them to leverage the advantage and gain efficiency benefits.

By Platform

The IoT based production systems consist of several devices that control & handle the production process and are essential to track, monitor, and maintain the device fleets. IoT device management platforms provide monitoring and management of problems occurring in IoT devices such as routers, sensors, controllers, etc. The IoT platform vendors provide efficient device management in addition to the solutions. To eliminate the device obsolescence faced by manufacturing consumers, companies are developing enhanced device management solutions. These include modern app-specific device management platforms that work according to the device vendor ecosystem. For instance, Amazon developed the AWS IoT Device Management solution that offers fast device onboarding, IoT device organization, and easy remote management of the devices.

By Technology

UK IoT in Manufacturing Sector, By Technology

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RFID & connectivity technologies are gaining high popularity in the IoT in manufacturing market and expected to grow at 25.5% CAGR from 2019 to 2025 owing to their requirement for better connectivity and operational efficiency. RFID technology is mainly deployed in the retail and manufacturing sectors to support the inventory & supply chain integration. These devices are utilized in various manufacturing sites to keep track of the components, sub-assemblies, and finished stocks. They also track goods throughout the manufacturing & maintenance processes, ensuring proper functioning of the production tools & plants. By deploying RFID solutions, manufacturers can gain rapid ROI due to efficient functioning and less investment in employing labors for the same task.

By Component

The increasing consumption of various devices in the industrial IoT market deployed in various industries, such as manufacturing, retail, agriculture, automotive, and logistics, etc., is creating demand for hardware components. These include sensors, actuators, semiconductors, microcontrollers, and RFID, which act as a backbone for device development. These hardware devices facilitate major industrial functions such as information sensing and power management of the devices. Additionally, the emergence of cloud-based software platforms for various applications, such as data management, security, and remote monitoring, is creating the demand for software components. Moreover, the integration of smartphones, laptops, and handheld devices to manage the production & assembly line operations increases the implementation of such software, supporting the IoT in manufacturing market growth.

Companies in the industry providing IoT platforms & solutions offer several professional services that include installation, consulting, and training for the manufacturers. In addition, these companies provide managed services such as maintenance, upgrades, and repairing of the hardware & software components. These managed services are provided through the company’s direct facilities or third-party dealers. A major segment in the service provision is the independent IoT service providers that include certified personnel & trained individuals. For instance, IBM Corporation provides enterprise asset management & facilities management services through its professional & expert employees.

By Application

Machinery application is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 23% from 2019 to 2025. Machine & equipment manufacturing companies deploy these solutions to monitor and support efficient operations of the modern automated production lines. These platforms perform various functions such as remote monitoring, tracking, and controlling of the production & assembly machinery. Due to the increased utilization of automation technologies in such manufacturing settings, companies are focusing on maintaining and saving operational & manufacturing costs. The increasing demand for technically equipped machines in all the industries, such as consumer electronics, automotive, etc., eliminate product issues and production errors in the machinery industry. Various components and technologies in the IoT-based solutions offer high control & management of the existing production infrastructure, further reducing labor requirement & costs.

By Region

Europe IoT Technology in Manufacturing Industry, By Country

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The robust automotive, machinery, and food & beverage manufacturing sectors in Europe are experiencing a high demand for IoT-based systems to gain associated benefits. High labor & employee costs in the region also support the adoption of digitized & internet-based solutions. Several supportive initiatives and regulatory framework in Europe that support IoT development will create several opportunities for IoT in manufacturing market growth. For instance, IoT-European Platforms Initiative (EPI) is adopted by the European Union for the development of IoT platforms. The platform has initiated seven main projects that include symbIoTe, bIoTope, BIG IoT, AGILE, Vicinity 2020, TagItSmart, and Inter-IoT. BIG IoT is a marketplace for platform providers & consumers, which facilitates offerings such as free parking spots, traffic monitoring, and environmental monitoring.

Competitive Market Share

The prominent companies present in the IoT in manufacturing market include ABB Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., IBM Corporation, Intel Corporation, PTC Inc., SAP SE, Microsoft Corporation, Hitachi Ltd., Dell Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH, and NEC Corporation, among others. These players are involved in providing highly efficient internet-based hardware, software, and services to offer various solutions to the manufacturers. The companies are investing huge amounts in R&D activities to develop and offer advanced cloud computing and data-based capabilities for industrial applications. The industry participants are also developing private mobile connectivity networks for better factory infrastructures. For instance, in February 2019, Qualcomm Technologies and Robert Bosch GmbH announced a collaboration to conduct research on 5G NR technologies for the Industrial IoT market.

Industry Background

The industry is fragmented with the presence of several hardware, software, and overall solution providers. The industry is characterized by huge R&D investments by key players, who are trying to introduce new innovative solutions. The trend of a connected factory is also gaining significance with the advent of automation across all industry verticals. The automotive industries are deploying IoT systems in the production facility. The industry is also witnessing an emergence of several new players in various regions owing to technological innovations and government support.

Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Prasenjit Saha

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of IoT in manufacturing was valued at over USD 30 billion in 2017.

The industry share of IoT in manufacturing will grow at a CAGR of over 25% to 2024.

The rising popularity of automated technologies and the requirement of intelligent process management techniques will drive the demand for IoT solutions in the manufacturing sector.

Europe may depict substantial progress in the market on account of the expanding F&B and automotive industries and the rising adoption of digitized & internet-based solutions.

The rising usage of numerous IoT devices in the manufacturing, automotive, and retail sectors will increase the demand for hardware components.

IoT will be deployed extensively in the machinery sector as companies often require these solutions for monitoring operations at automated production lines.

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  • Base Year: 2016
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 168
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 170

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