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Internet of Things (IoT) in Manufacturing Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Platform (Device Management, Application Management, Network Management), By Software & Services (Software Solution and Services), By Application (Predictive Maintenance, Asset Tracking and Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Real-Time Workforce Tracking and Management, Emergency and Incident Management and Others) and Regional Forecast, 2019-2032

Last Updated: July 08, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI101677



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The global IoT in manufacturing market size was valued at USD 27.8 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 452.27 billion by the end of 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 22.1% during the forecast period. The North America dominated the IoT in manufacturing market with a share of 44.12% in 2018.

The IoT in manufacturing comprises mechanical and electrical parts, advanced sensors, network connectivity architecture, controls, software applications, and smart devices that work together to collect and share real-time information between machines and humans. The internet of things in manufacturing industry is gaining robust growth due to the rising adoption of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and other connected devices based on machine learning (M2M, M2P).

Implementation of IoT technology in manufacturing industry is providing several organizations with new opportunities including digital transformations techniques and is enabling them to upgrade the current running operations by creating and tracking new business models. Furthermore, IoT solutions help in providing manufacturers a comprehensive vision to monitor complexities keep on arising at every intermediate point in the manufacturing process and assist in developing real-time adjustments.

Major players in this market are developing strategies and guidelines by completing deliberate mergers and partnerships to develop advanced IoT solutions for the manufacturing industry. Small and medium enterprises are immensely adopting IoT solutions in their manufacturing units to maintain cost efficiency, productivity, and operation advancement in their businesses.

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Also, the rising adoption of cloud-based IoT and analytics solutions is acting as the key driver for the growth of the internet of things software and solution in manufacturing market during the forecast period. Key manufacturers in the automotive space and heavy power plants are implementing IoT models to develop automated and unified transactions.

IoT models in the manufacturing industry include-

Products – Advanced sensors, connecting architecture, controls, and software application solutions are operated simultaneously to interchange the information between machines and devices. These automated products help to enable machines and devices to obtain and share information and further take autonomous action.

People – Skilled professionals help to convert relevant information in real-time and provides intelligent design, operations, intellectual controls, and maintenance.

Processes – Informed processes help in sharing bidirectional information across the manufacturing value chain from the supplier to the customer. The processes also help to generate and store relevant information in a bulk that further helps the automated products to take autonomous action.

Infrastructure – Infrastructure components help to create interface and connectivity between machines, devices, products, and people. Infrastructure helps to monitor and manage complexities and enable more efficient manufacturing of goods.


“Rising Demand for IoT-enabled Smart Devices”

The increasing implementation of technologies, namely, industrial 4.0, artificial intelligence (AI) based smart robots, and others in the manufacturing industry, help to reduce the overall manufacturing cost and offer enhanced quality and reliability. These drivers are very crucial for the manufacturing companies to withstand a leading position in the competitive market. Key manufacturing companies are focused on strategic mergers and collaboration to discover new opportunities by adopting IoT technology-based models. For instance, in April 2019, BMW Group partnered up with Microsoft Corporation to enhance open industrial IoT development and build Industry 4.0 solutions. This partnership was completed to develop ‘Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP)’ based on the Microsoft Azure Industrial IoT cloud platform. An open manufacturing platform provides a connectivity architecture with open source components based on the open industry standards and an open data model.

“Emergence of Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing Industry Will Boost the Market Growth”

Ongoing developments in the field of Industry 4.0 also aid in driving progress in the automation industry and creating opportunities for disruptive industry models. Major countries are investing enormously in the development and deployment of smart manufacturing. For instance, during 2016 – 2018, the Austria government invested around USD 300 Million for the development of IoT projects associated with Industry 4.0. It also launched the ‘SemI40’ (power semiconductor and electronics manufacturing 4.0) project. The project focuses on the development of intelligent production and cyber-physical production systems. Other drivers boosting internet of things (IoT) software and services in manufacturing market include advancement in industrial internet of things (IIoT), big data, upcoming industrial 5G model, and others.


By Platform Analysis

“Companies are adopting IoT solutions in their manufacturing units because of the rising popularity of Platform-as-a-service”

Under the scope of the study, the platform segment is divided into device management, application management, and network management. The device management segment is expected to grow with a decent CAGR during the forecast period. This growth is owing to the increasing demand for integrated monitoring and predictive analytical solutions in manufacturing infrastructure and the rising adoption of advanced communication technologies. Device management is the process of designing, authenticating, monitoring, and maintaining the IoT device hardware and software that provides functional capabilities. Furthermore, the rising adoption of automated platform-as-a-service solutions helps organizations to monitor and control their overall manufacturing process and offer superior quality products.

Application management segment would have high demand in the market due to the increasing demand for AI-based solutions in various manufacturing applications, including pick and place, designing, packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, part transfer, and others.

By Software & Services Analysis

“Rising adoption of Cloud platform”

Based on software & services, the market is segmented into software solutions and services. Services are expected to hold the maximum part in the IoT in manufacturing market share during the forecast period. Under the software solution, we have included data management, streaming analytics, smart surveillance, remote monitoring, and network band management. Smart surveillance holds a major share in terms of revenue and is expected to grow with an exceptional CAGR during the forthcoming period.

This growth is mainly due to the rising demand for cloud computing and open-source software based on IoT solutions. The growing demand for the internet of things (IoT) software in manufacturing products would be mostly driven from automotive, heavy manufacturing, and electronics industry to ease the manufacturing process. Major software providers are focused on developing and deploying ‘software-as-a-service’ models for the manufacturing industry, based on IoT capabilities.

By Application Analysis

“Advancement in machine-learning (ML) and big data models”

Based on application, the market is segmented into predictive maintenance, asset tracking and management, real-time workforce, emergency and incident management, and others (business process optimization, business communication, and others). Predictive maintenance is expected to hold the maximum share and is forecasted to grow with a staggering CAGR during the forecast period. Predictive maintenance depends on the valuable insights and information that are gained with the help of persistent equipment condition monitoring solutions.

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Software engineers use specified algorithm and data patterns to create predictive models. Predictive maintenance based on machine-learning (ML) and big data models are programmed, tested, and are further used to detect and identify any occurrences of initial problems, predict the errors related to the machines, and detect operating conditions and machine usage patterns.


Under the scope of the study, the regional segment is divided into five major regions including North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

North America is holding the highest market share in the internet of things in manufacturing market. It had generated a revenue of USD 12.25 Billion in 2018. This growth is due to the increasing number of emerging startups, rising adoption of core technologies, such as machine learning, big data, DevOps (software development (Dev) and information-technology operations (Ops)), and upcoming 5G network in this region.

Increasing implementation of IoT solutions by small, medium, and large enterprises in their manufacturing units also assists the growth of the North America IoT in manufacturing market. Major companies in this market are focused on strategic collaboration with other players to develop smart manufacturing based on IoT platform. For instance, in March 2019, Rockwell Automation, Panduit, and Cisco Systems, Inc., collaborated with Tecnologico de Monterrey, EY, and unified to develop, ‘manufacturing advanced technology center (MATC).’

North America Internet of Things (IoT) in Manufacturing Market Size, 2018, (USD Billion)

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Asia Pacific is expected to grow with the highest CAGR owing to the increasing market of automotive and manufacturing companies. The growth in this region is likely to occur due to the increasing demand for IoT solutions for advanced automation process in the automotive and manufacturing industry. Key companies in this region are focusing on mergers and collaboration with other players to develop and launch advanced automated products. The market in India is expected to grow with an exceptional CAGR because of the rising investments done by the government and foreign investors.

In Europe, the market is significantly driven by increasing industrial and manufacturing expansion activities in countries, such as Germany, France, the U.K., and others. This growth is due to the rising demand for intelligent connected devices and advent of data analytics and data processing in this region. Such factors will aid the expansion of the market, thereby fostering the internet of things in manufacturing market growth.


“Key Players such as IBM, Cisco, General Electric to Focus on Strengthening their Position by Providing Innovative IoT in Manufacturing Solutions”

IBM Corporation emerged as one of the major players holding the maximum market share in terms of revenue in 2018. IBM is currently functioning on the advancement of its ‘Watson IoT technology,’ the leading edge of cognitive computing. IBM’s Watson IoT technology provides advanced solutions in the manufacturing industry including intelligent assets and equipment, cognitive processes and operations, smarter resources, and optimization. IBM’s IoT solution for manufacturing helps to enhance business processes by providing industry-leading cognitive and analytic capabilities.

The main aim of the company is to integrate Watson technology with IoT technology to enhance processes by applying real-time responsiveness to improve asset productivity and increase operational efficiency. IBM has around 750 IoT-related patents.

List Of Key Companies Profiled:

  • Cisco Systems, Inc.

  • IBM Corporation

  • General Electric Company

  • Intel Corporation

  • Siemens AG

  • Microsoft Corporation

  • SAP SE





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The report provides an elaborative analysis of the internet of things (IoT) in manufacturing market dynamics and competitive landscape. The report includes insights on IoT Platforms including recent industry developments, mergers & acquisitions, regulatory scenario, macro, and microeconomic factors, SWOT analysis, and IoT trends, competitive landscape and company profiles.

Report Scope & Segmentation



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By Platform

  • Device Management 

  • Application Management 

  • Network Management

By Software & Services

  • Software Solution

    • Data Management

    • Streaming Analytics

    • Smart Surveillance

    • Remote Monitoring

    • Network Band Management

  • Services

By Application

  • Predictive Maintenance

  • Asset Tracking and Management

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Real-Time Workforce Tracking and Management

  • Emergency and Incident Management

  • Others (Business Process Optimization, Business Communication, etc.)

By Region

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Scandinavia, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)


  • June 2018: Robert Bosch GmbH collaborated with Huawei Technologies Co. to develop cloud-based IoT services. This collaboration was completed to develop and deploy IoT based solutions and services in manufacturing plants.

  • July 2018: GE and Microsoft announced an expanded partnership. GE plans to standardize its Predix solutions on Microsoft Azure and will integrate the Predix portfolio with Azure’s cloud capabilities, including Azure IoT and Azure Data Analytics. The companies will co-sell and offer end customer premier Industrial IoT(IIoT) solutions across verticals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the value of the global internet of things (IoT) in the manufacturing market was USD 27.76 Billion in 2018.

As per our study, the market is projected to reach USD 136.83 Billion by 2026.

The market will grow at a rate of 22.1% CAGR. The rising adoption of cloud-based IoT and analytics solutions is acting as the key driver for the growth of the internet of things (IoT) software and solution in manufacturing market during the forecast period.

The internet of things (IoT) software and service in manufacturing market is expected to grow at a remarkable CAGR. For instance, North America is projected to hold the largest market share in the Internet of Things (IoT) Software and Service in Manufacturing market. The rapid adoption of advanced technologies and substantial investments of organizations in R&D would expand the market size across the region.

Predictive maintenance is expected to hold the maximum share and it will grow with an exceptional CAGR during the forecast period.

The increasing implementation of technologies, namely, industrial 4.0, artificial intelligence (AI) based smart robots, and others in manufacturing industry is the key factor driving the internet of things (IoT) in manufacturing market.

North America is expected to hold the highest market share. This growth is due to the increasing number of emerging startups, rising adoption of core technologies, such as machine learning, big data, DevOps (software development (Dev) and information-technology operations (Ops)), and upcoming 5G network in this region.

Cisco Systems Inc., IBM Corporation, General Electric Company, Intel Corporation Siemens AG, Microsoft Corporation, SAP SE, Software AG, Zebra Technologies, and Hitachi Ltd. are the top players in the internet of things (IoT) in manufacturing market.

Rising adoption and incorporation of technologies, such as Industry 4.0, industrial internet of things (IIoT), and advanced cloud computing in factories, are the trends of the internet of things (IoT) in manufacturing market.

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