Automation: Top 10 industries served by system integrators

Oak Brook, IL—Among more than 1,000 automation system integrators providing information about themselves for the 2007 Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide, more than 40% serve five key industries.


Oak Brook , IL —Among more than 1,000 automation system integrators providing information about themselves for the

2007 Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide

, more than 40% serve five key industries.

More than half of system integrators in the 2007 Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide say they serve food and beverage industries; more than 40% serve five industries. Here are the top 10 industries served:

52% Food / beverage

47% Automation / control

42% Automotive

41% Chemical / petrochemical

41% Water/wastewater

39% Material handling

38% Pharmaceuticals

37% Processing

37% Manufacturing

31% Packaging

System integrators show amazing breadth among the 93 industries named. Double digits (or greater percentage) of system integrators claim expertise in 57 industries. In descending order, the next 10 industries are: pulp/paper, machinery, utilities, electrical equipment, discrete manufacturing, power, engineering / construction, rubber / plastics, consumer product, and bottling / canning. The 2007 guide was published in December 2006.

Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide online provides a multiparameter search, allowing the user to specify up to 7 criteria, including engineering specialties. Name (or partial name) search also is provided.

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Automation: Top 10 specialties among system integrators


Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief

Control Engineering System Integration eNewsletter

Vance VanDoren, Control Engineering consulting editor, contributed to this story.


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