System integrators list leading industries served in the 2009 Automation Integrator Guide

Food and beverage industries are served by 51% of the system integrators in the Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide, which includes information from 1,878 system integrators. Other industries are...

08/11/2009


Food and beverage industries are served by 51% of the system integrators in the Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide, which includes information from 1,878 system integrators. Three other industries were cited by more than 40% of the integrators: automation, instrumentation, and control; automotive; and water and wastewater.

The following table shows percentage of listings in the on-line Automation Integrator Guide that have cited each of the following industries under "Industries Served," as of December 2008.

Percentage of system integrators say they serve
51% food, beverage, and allied industries (including baking, confections, and snack foods)
48% automation, instrumentation, and control
43% automotive (components and manufacturing)
42% water and wastewater
38% chemicals and petrochemicals (products and processing)
38% material handling (including robotics, conveyors, and elevators)
38% manufacturing (general or unspecified)
37% pharmaceuticals manufacturing
35% processing (including continuous, batch, and material processing)
31% packaging (including food and consumer products)
29% pulp and paper
28% utilities (electric, gas, water, and sanitary)
27% machinery and heavy equipment (including machine tools)
26% discrete manufacturing
25% electrical equipment (including batteries and motors)
25% power generation and distribution
25% engineering and construction (services, equipment, and materials)
24% bottling and canning
24% consumer products (including soap, cosmetics, and household products)
23% rubber, plastics, paint, and composite materials
22% original equipment manufacturing
22% steel (products, fabrication, and manufacturing)
22% metals (including mining and processing)
22% energy production, management, and conservation
21% building automation and facilities management
21% medical and health care (including including medical and biomedical devices)
21% computers, information systems, and office machines
21% agricultural (including grains, meats, dairy, and tobacco)
21% electronics (including components and assembly)
21% waste treatment and disposal
20% oil and gas (including exploration, production, transportation, and distribution)
20% biotechnology
20% environment, pollution control, and remediation

Note: 60 other industries cited by less than 20% of system integrators also are included in the online automation integrator guide.

Source: 2009 Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide

The online Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide www.controleng.com/integrators has a multi-parameter search, allowing users or original equipment manufacturers to narrow the field of integrators appropriate to their needs. Industries served is one of the parameters. Also see automation system integrator statistics on:
- Annual revenue ;
- Corporate affiliations ;
- Engineering specialties ;
- Geographic areas served ;
- Industries served;
- Product experience; and
- Professional affiliations.

- By Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering System Integration eNewsletter. Data provided by Vance VanDoren, Control Engineering consulting editor.