The automation systems market for process industries encompass all control processes ranging from chemical, oil refineries, papers and pulp.

Automation systems have recently become a necessity for many industries, particularly pharmaceuticals, food, beverages, and fast-moving consumer goods as ‘digitization of manufacturing processes’  have become a more efficient alternative employed by major companies to ensure efficiency and hasten production in their respective sites.


Manufacturing companies and industries are trying to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of their operations, as the US strives to become more energy efficient to meet its energy target. Providers of PAS have helped companies in various industries improve efficiency by developing monitoring and testing systems that would help ensure the quality of the products manufactured. PAS providers also take into consideration the changing safety standards in the US and in other countries as well.

Industries Benefitting from Automation

Various industries in the US apply PAS to improve efficiency rates. Oil and gas companies are using PAS to control processes and to help reduce risks in offshore sites. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as healthcare organizations, are using PAS to ensure the quality of manufactured products and to prevent diseases and other health risks from spreading. Automotive companies apply PAS in production lines in response to the effects of the economic recession. Utility companies, especially power plants, are also adopting PAS to cope with new energy and safety standards.

IoT and Automation

The development and advancement of technology also helped in driving the growth of PAS. Today, PAS providers include wireless and embedded devices, service-oriented architecture and application infrastructures in the products and services they are developing. These technologies are expected to help companies improve their efficiency metrics.