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What’s the SIC code for Industrial Automation and Control Systems Integrators?
CSIA has advocated for a NAICS code for automation and control system integrators.
“There really is no NAICS code for automation and control system integrators, and the CSIA’s efforts to create one have not been successful so far. So for now, CSIA members use NAICS codes for their related businesses like panel construction or computer programming,” VanDoren said.
When the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system, the list of available industries expanded, but apparently not far enough.
Here are some more resources, which reminds me a little of the joke, “We’re from the government, and we’re here to help.”
Doing a keyword search using the 2012 NAICS tool, I did find some related categories ...
541512 Computer systems integrator services
238210 Control system (e.g., environmental, humidity, temperature) installation
336320 Instrument control panels (i.e., assembling purchased gauges), automotive, truck, and bus, manufacturing
541614 Production planning and control consulting services
It seems odd there are many related categories but none for control and automation system integrators, despite the collective size of the system integration firms tracked and surveyed by Control Engineering.
- Mark T. Hoske, content manager, Control Engineering, mhoske(at)CFEMedia.com
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