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Smart Manufacturing Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Component (Solution and Services), By Deployment (Cloud, and On-Premises), By Enterprise Size (Large Enterprises and Small & Medium Enterprises), By Industry (Discrete Industry, Process Industry), and Regional Forecast, 2022-2029

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The global smart manufacturing market size was valued at USD 249.56 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow from USD 277.81 billion in 2022 to USD 658.41 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 13.1% during the forecast period. Based on our research, the global market exhibited a substantial growth of 10.2% in 2020 compared to the average year-on-year growth during 2018-2020. The global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and staggering, with smart manufacturing witnessing a positive impact on demand across all regions amid the pandemic. The rise in CAGR is attributable to this market’s demand and growth, returning to pre-pandemic levels once the pandemic is over.

Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud, big data, and machine learning are projected to enhance market growth. Additionally, the Internet of Things (IoT) is closely related to the concepts of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) on the connectivity side, and Big Data in terms of the content outcomes produced. IoT also comprises the data produced and transmitted between machines (M2M), as well as between machines and people (M2P). These technologies are expected to uplift the market.

In the market report scope, we have included component solutions and services offered by companies including ABB Ltd, Siemens, Robert Bosch, Honeywell International Inc., Fanuc Corporation, among others.     


Increased Investment by Government to Accelerate Adoption of Smart Manufacturing during Pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting the worldwide economy in every industry. The virus has developed critical gaps between manufacturing and supply chain units. To overcome the pandemic, organizations are reconstructing their business continuity models, investing in advanced manufacturing and supply chain models, and discovering automation opportunities to reduce the impact of COVID 19 on production lines in the upcoming years. For instance,

  • According to Invest India.gov, key companies and governments worldwide invested around USD 17 billion in 2017 and are projected to invest around USD 60 billion by 2021. This investment is driven largely by electronics and the healthcare industry in countries such as Germany, Italy, the U.K., India, Japan, South Korea, China, and others.

  • Furthermore, automation in the manufacturing industry in India is expected to reach around USD 3.50 billion by 2020 by creating approximately 90 million direct/indirect job opportunities.

Furthermore, to overcome these difficulties, the government of various countries, including India, Germany, the UK, and others, are focused on reconstructing their GDP by investing across multiple manufacturing projects to increase cash flow in the market and overcome financial challenges

  • For instance, according to India.gov, in May 2020, the government of India invested around USD 265.0 million (20 lakh crore) as an “Economic Package.” The investment was completed to develop all types of enterprises across industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, and many others. With this investment, several MSMEs and startups are likely to adopt automation software in their manufacturing units to expand their productivity and business.

  • The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) stated that, in May 2020, the Government of Germany invested around USD 140 billion to cope with COVID 19 pandemic.


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Expanding Perimeter of Big Data, Internet of Thing, 5G Network to Drive Market Growth

Big data is one of the key applications among them and is considered one of the emerging trends for market growth. The robust, increasing volume of structured and unstructured data and information creates a huge demand for big data applications. Similarly, the most crucial trend for the market is the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT includes smart devices, vehicles, sensors, and other connected components on a single platform backed by artificial intelligence.

All these devices generate a massive amount of data further, this data is processed by artificial intelligence solutions. Some of the applications are self-driving/autonomous cars, smart homes, intelligent thermostats, pacemakers, smart cities solutions, etc. According to our analysis, the global Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to exhibit a fascinating growth rate of 24.9% during the forecast period.

Advances in sensor technology have given a wide range of measuring equipment that can be used in automatic feedback control systems as parts. These instruments include electromechanical probes that are extremely susceptible, laser beam scanning, electrical field methods, and machine vision. The above-mentioned aspects are expected to be the most prominent trends prevailing in the global market.


Advancement in Connectivity Technologies (5G) and Investment in New Network Infrastructure to Support Market Growth

The emergence of the 5G era is likely to reform the current IoT-based applications leveraged in smart manufacturing. 5G has the potential to make a revolutionary impact on how future IoT ecosystems are designed, especially in the areas of scalability, latency, reliability, security, and the level of individual control on connectivity parameters. As the IoT application areas are broadening, more advanced use cases requiring enhanced network capabilities are also emerging. Examples of such capabilities include support for integrated sensors, more accurate device positioning, and device mobility at high speed.

5G has the capability to offer speeds measured in multiple gigabits per second, latency in the single milliseconds, and the capacity to handle 1,000 times more consumption than current network technologies. Thus, advancement in connectivity technologies such as 5G is a noteworthy factor driving the global market growth. Moreover, the emergence of 5G access radio networks is expected to significantly impact the market.

  • Huawei Technologies states that the fifth-generation wireless technology has the potential to grow global manufacturing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by USD 740.00 billion or 4% by 2030.

Considering the aforesaid factors, there is a potential opportunity for the manufacturing, robotics, and other industries to transform the traditional trajectory by working with the telecom industry to drive smart manufacturing technology adoption.


High Initial Investment in Smart Manufacturing Solutions to Impede the Market Growth

High initial capital investments are seen to be the most major factor impeding market expansion in the global market. According to the report, the cost is the biggest roadblock, followed by a lack of information about which technology to invest in. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, cost has become a real concern for many enterprises, resulting in investment cuts and other losses. As a result, large upfront capital expenditures are likely to stifle market growth.


By Component Analysis

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Rising Industrial 3D Printing Demand to Drive Smart Manufacturing Growth

Based on the component, the market is categorized into solutions and services.

The solution is subdivided further into industrial 3D printing, programmable logic controller, product lifecycle management, manufacturing execution systems, robotic process automation, remote monitoring software, supervisory controller and data acquisition, and others (Energy management systems, fleet management solutions, etc.).

The solution is expected to gain a major market share during the forecast period. Owing to the growth of industrial 3D printing which is attributed to increasing demand for IoT for advanced automation processes in the manufacturing industry. In the centrion market demand for 3D printing will be majorly from heavy manufacturing followed by the electronics and automotive industry. Also, the discrete automation industry implements 3D printing for self-optimization of the production lines as well as customized product solutions.

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) captures the highest market share in the year 2021. It delivers optimized production processes across the enterprise. The driving factor for the growth of robotic process automation, PLC, 3D printing includes increasing energy efficiency and streamlined operations. Additionally, advancement in automation technologies such as the Industrial internet of things (IIoT), Industry, 4.0 and others and increasing demand for advanced hardware such as SCADA, PLC, HMI, and others from industries including electronics, automotive, packaging, and others have drifted the growth of the market.

The services are further bifurcated into professional services and managed services. The service is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period.

By Deployment Analysis

Cloud's Flexibility and Scalability to Fuel Market Demand

Based on deployment, the market is categorized into the cloud and on-premises.

The cloud segment is expected to hold the largest revenue share. The pandemic has created remote workforces and supports scalable infrastructure for their products and service offerings. As a result, cloud based software is expected to gain traction with the highest CAGR. This trend is likely to persist, as the migration to virtual work emphasizes the urgency for reliable, secure, scalable, and off-premises technology services. These factors drive the market for cloud-based software.

By Enterprise Size Analysis

Optimized maintenance cost in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses to Enhance Market Size

Based on enterprise size, the market is segmented as large enterprises and small & medium enterprises.

During the forecast period, large enterprises are expected to gain the largest revenue share. Owing to its strong presence and extensive coverage of geography. The large organisations such as Honeywell, GE Electric, Rockwell Automation, and others, are primarily focused to expand their geographic operations internationally. These players are embracing advanced factory automation components to cater to the demand of a large customer base. These players are developing industrial components such as robots, servo and others, integrated with new technology such as industrial IoT (IIoT), Industry 4.0, 5G network and others.

Small & medium enterprises are expected to witness high growth during the forecast period. It is owing, to the optimized maintenance costs and less requirement of infrastructure

By Industry Analysis

Increasing Adoption for Advanced Hardware Significantly Boost Process Industry Market Share

Based on industry, the market is segmented into the discrete industry and process industries. The discrete industry is subdivided further into automotive, transportation, industrial machinery, medical devices, semiconductor and electronics/high-tech, and others (Aerospace and Defense, etc.)

The discrete industry is expected to grow rapidly. The demand for smart manufacturing solutions in discrete automation is predominantly from heavy manufacturing, electronics, and the automotive industry to ease the manufacturing process.

Process industry subdivided into pharmaceuticals, mining & metals, chemicals, pulp and paper, others (Cable, etc.). During the forecast period, the process industry is expected to grow at a considerable CAGR. Owing to the rising demand for advanced hardware among industries such as mining & metals, chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals among others. For Instance, In 2020 –

  • Automotive manufacturers such as Mahindra & Mahindra Limited automated about 70% of their manufacturing plant methods by deploying advanced automation hardware.

  • Larsen & Toubro Limited have digitally shifted around 60% of their construction commercial by deploying sensory hardware and gateways.

  • The Indian Railways deployed MDCplus. MDCplus is a real-time machine monitoring and manufacturing data collection system. This system is developed by Zyfra, a Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider.


North America Smart Manufacturing Market Size, 2021 (USD Billion)

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The market has been analyzed across five major regions, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

Asia Pacific holds the largest smart manufacturing market share and likely to grow rapidly during the forecast period owing to the vibrant ecosystem across countries such as Japan, India, Australia; SMEs are expected to drive the adoption of smart manufacturing solutions. However, large enterprises operating in discrete industries are projected to generate the highest revenue in the market. Growing adoption of disruptive technologies such as Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), and others are driving the push towards cloud adoption across the region. Hence, cloud-based smart manufacturing solutions are likely to get more demand across the countries in the region.

North America stood as the second-largest market attributed to the rising expenditure on advanced manufacturing technologies by Canada and the U.S. Technical advances, availability of substitute of printing material, and reduced equipment costs have further fueled the adoption of the smart manufacturing concept. The region is witnessing a set of investment initiatives in the North American health, aerospace and defense, manufacturing, and automotive sectors that are projected to expand considerably in the future. Various government agencies, such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), have identified major 3D Printing R&D investments that can greatly contribute to space applications and create new technologies that drive business expansion. For Instance,

  • In July 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded 73.7 million contract to a US-based engineering and manufacturing company, Made in Space, to manufacture 3D-printed spacecraft products of a small spacecraft - Archinaut One.

Similarly, Europe is expected to grow steadily during the forecast period, owing to the proliferation of the internet of things (IoT) in countries such as Germany, Italy, Spain, and others that complement the market growth across the region.

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The digitization of business in the Middle East and Latin America has massive implications for the future development of regional economies, education, employment, and others. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are leading the way towards technological adoption and digital transformation across the region. For instance, Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Strategy and National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020 prioritizes digital transformation to strengthen the private sector employment and embrace partnership. Such a rapidly developing economy is expected to hold unprecedented market opportunities in the near future.


Key Players to Diversify their Product Portfolios through Strategic Acquisitions and Collaborations

Key market players, such as General Electric, Emerson Electric Co., Honeywell International, Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc., are concentrating on expanding their operations by providing creative and advanced solutions. These key players are investing in developing smart manufacturing solutions.

  • April 2021 – Rockwell Automation, Inc. partnered with Comau to maximize manufacturing capabilities via unified robotic control solutions. This partnership offers an easier, smarter, and more productive way to carry out manufacturing activities across industries.

List of the Key Companies Profiled:

  • HP Development Company, L.P. (California, U.S.)

  • ABB (Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Emerson Electric Co. (Missouri, U.S.)

  • General Electric (Massachusetts, U.S.)

  • Honeywell International, Inc. (North Carolina, U.S.)

  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)

  • Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany)

  • Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Wisconsin, U.S.)

  • Schneider Electric (France, Europe)

  • Siemens AG (Munich, Germany)


  • September 2021 – Honeywell International, Inc. introduced robotic technology, ‘Smart Flexible Depalletizer,’ to minimize the labor-intensive work. This technology is increasing warehouse productivity and reducing labor injuries.

  • March 2021 – General Electric Company announced the launch of intuitive software applications and expert services called Connectix. The service is designed for smart manufacturing applications. The services help to take advantage of data analytics to increase energy efficiency, make faster decisions, and enhance daily operations in manufacturing.

  • January 2021 – Rockwell Automation, Inc. announced the release of its updated intelligent conveyor system called QuickStick HT. The newly launched conveyor system has been enabled with the advanced QuickStick HT 5700 inverter. The updated system has provided functional safety, and it can save the plant floor space and reduce the size of the control cabinet.

  • May 2020 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation launched MELFA ASSISTA, a family of robots. MELFA ASSISTA operates collaboratively with humans focused on safety functions including collision avoidance. The robot also functions full accordance with international safety parameters and robotic norms ISO 10218-1 and ISO / TS15066. Industries adopt MELFA ASSISTA and RT VisualBox to develop more effective productivity.


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The global smart manufacturing market report includes leading regions around the world to provide a deeper knowledge of the user. Furthermore, the research analyzes technologies that are being deployed at a rapid speed on a global scale and provides insights into the smart manufacturing market trends. It also covers some of the market's growth-stimulating elements and restrictions, allowing the reader to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the market.




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Component, Deployment, Enterprise Size, Industry, and Region

By Component

  • Solution

    • Industrial 3D Printing 

    • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

    • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

    • Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

    • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

    • Remote Monitoring software

    • Supervisory Controller and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

    • Others (Energy Management Systems, Fleet Management Solutions, etc.)

  • Services                      

    • Professional Services

    • Managed Services

By Deployment

  • Cloud

  • On-Premises

By Enterprise Size

  • Large Enterprises

  • Small & Medium Enterprises

By Industry

  • Discrete Industry

    • Automotive

    • Transportation

    • Industrial machinery

    • Medical devices

    • Semiconductor and Electronics/High-Tech

    • Others (Aerospace and Defense, etc.)

  • Process Industry

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Mining and Metals

    • Chemicals

    • Pulp and Paper

    • Others (Cable, etc.)

By Region

  • North America (By Component, By Deployment, By Enterprise Size, By Industry, By Region)

    • U.S. (By Solutions)

    • Canada (By Solutions)

  • Europe (By Component, By Deployment, By Enterprise Size, By Industry, By Region)

    • U.K. (By Solutions)

    • Germany (By Solutions)

    • France (By Solutions)

    • Italy (By Solutions)

    • Spain (By Solutions)

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific (By Component, By Deployment, By Enterprise Size, By Industry, By Region)

    • China (By Solutions)

    • Japan (By Solutions)

    • India (By Solutions)

    • Southeast Asia (By Solutions)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • Middle East & Africa (By Component, By Deployment, By Enterprise Size, By Industry, By Region)

    • GCC (By Solutions)

    • South Africa (By Solutions)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America (By Component, By Deployment, By Enterprise Size, By Industry, By Region)

    • Brazil (By Solutions)

    • Mexico (By Solutions)

    • Rest of Latin America

Frequently Asked Questions

The market is projected to reach USD 658.41 billion by 2029.

The market was valued at USD 225.80 billion in 2020.

The solution segment is predicted to lead the market.

Advancement in connectivity technologies (5G) and investment in new network infrastructure is expected to drive the market growth.

ABB Ltd., Emerson Electric Co., General Electric, Honeywell International, Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc. are some of the top players in the market.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow with a significant growth rate.

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