All posts by Tim Dawson

Tim has nearly 20 years’ experience in technology market intelligence with expertise across a broad range of industrial automation technologies and industries. Tim is now Research Director and Principal Analyst for the Interact Analysis Industrial Technology team, using his considerable experience to develop best-in-class research for the manufacturing sector. Read More

The Motion Controls Market – 2019

The most in-depth dataset on the market for servo motors, servo drives and position control hardware ever produced.

/ November 18, 2019

Motion Control Market to Exceed $15bn by 2023 Despite Dip in 2019

Our recent report predicts that despite a small decline in 2019 (-3.8%) the market for motion control products will grow strongly for the next four...

/ October 24, 2019

What’s the Outlook for Italy’s Manufacturing & Automation Markets?

Alongside the SPS IPC Drives Italia tradeshow (being held in Parma, Italy, 28th to 30th May), we decided to showcase our ability to provide detailed...

/ May 28, 2019

Industrial Controls & Remote I/O – A focus on the PLC market

The most important factor driving demand for PLCs is the continued growth in machine building sectors and manufacturing in general. Despite some futurists predicting their...

/ March 27, 2019

Industrial Controls & Remote I/O – 2019

Country-level data and analysis for the industrial controls & remote I/O industry.

/ March 15, 2019

How will the PLC Market be Impacted by the Manufacturing Slowdown?

With the manufacturing sector facing a bleak outlook in 2019, we thought it prudent to share our projections for the growth and development of the...

/ March 6, 2019

Industrial Controls on Growth Path Despite Manufacturing Slowdown

We predict that global PLC, DCS and remote I/O revenues will maintain positive growth in 2019 (growing by 0.6%), despite being negatively impacted by the...

/ February 12, 2019

Who Were the Leading Vendors of Industrial Controls in 2017?

Following two consecutive years of decline, global industrial controls (combining PLCs and DCS) registered an uptick in growth in 2017 to reach over $23.7bn. The...

/ November 20, 2018
softbank to acquire robotics division

Softbank to Acquire Robotics Division from Alphabet: our take

The details Late last week it was announced, without much ceremony, that Softbank Group would be acquiring Boston Dynamics and Schaft, collectively the robotics division...

/ June 12, 2017