“Industrial PC Market is estimated to reach USD 6.1 billion by 2026 from USD 4.6 billion in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 5.8%. The market growth is fueled by increasing demand for industrial IoT, a steady shift towards digitalized manufacturing from traditional methods, growing awareness for resource optimization in manufacturing industries, and stringent regulatory compliances.
Major players in the market are:Advantech (Taiwan), Beckhoff Automation (Germany), Siemens (Germany), IEI Integration Corporation (Taiwan), Kontron S&T (Germany), Nexcom International (Taiwan), B&R Automation (Austria), Avalue Technology (Taiwan), DFI (Taiwan), American Portwell Technology (US)
“Panel IPC to hold the largest size of the industrial PC market from 2021 to 2026.”
Panel industrial PCs are the most commonly used industrial PCs in the process and discrete industries for data acquisition and process control operations. These PCs are designed to operate in rugged industrial environments to meet the requirements of visualization applications in the manufacturing industries. The distinctive features of panel industrial PCs include compact chassis, high performance, enhanced flexibility, improved safety control, and user-friendly touchscreens.
“Direct sales market for industrial PC to grow at higher CAGR during the forecast period”
The direct sales channel offers various advantages to the industrial PC manufacturers; they cater to the customization requirements of the end-user industries and eliminate resellers’ markup and the costs and risks associated with carrying large finished goods inventories. Due to these factors, the market for direct sales channels is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period.
“Industrial PC market for discrete industries to grow at higher CAGR from 2021 to 2026”
The discrete industries are often characterized by the production of individual or separate units; wherein units can be produced in low volume with high complexity or high volumes with low complexity. The increasing demand for improved process flexibility and enhanced efficiency, comprehensive integration of quality and regulatory requirements, harmonized production processes for optimum supply chain management, and the constant pressure of reducing maintenance and operation costs in the discrete industries are expected to propel the adoption of industrial PCs in these industries in the near future. In addition, the advent of novel technologies and materials, an increasing number of market players venturing in the markets, and rising necessity of sustained plant productivity and efficiency, among others, are expected to fuel the growth of the industrial PC market for the discrete industries.
“APAC to be the fastest-growing market for industrial PCs during forecast period”
The industrial PC market in APAC is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during 2021—2026. Rapid industrialization, increasing infrastructural investments in the energy & power sector, and favorable government policies encouraging foreign players to enter the industrial PC market in APAC are expected to augment the growth of the market during the forecast period. The high-tech medical devices manufacturing companies are actively focusing on geographical expansions due to the growing demand for healthcare services, increasing concern pertaining to health, and rising investments in R&D. This is likely to fuel the growth of the industrial PC market in APAC during the forecast period.