Category: Intelligent Automation

Is the Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck Market Ready for Electrification?

In May 2018 the European Commission set out a two-staged target for the reduction of CO2 emissions produced by heavy-duty vehicles including heavy-duty trucks, buses...

/ February 14, 2019

China Manufacturing Industry Output Tracker

The development of China's manufacturing industry has always been given great attention. However, it's not easy to interpret market movements and truly understand the changes...

/ February 13, 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

The Future of Motor & Drive Systems in the North American HVACR Industry

Opportunities for drive and motor energy efficiency enhancements but unique challenges encountered deploying to end-users. I recently moderated a panel at the Motor & Drive...

/ February 12, 2019

The Future of Hybrid and Electric Trucks & Buses

With a growing concern for the negative health implications of NOx and other particulate matter released from the combustion of fossil fuels, it’s no surprise...

/ January 31, 2019

Bright Spots for China’s Manufacturing Industry

We recently wrote about the sudden slowdown in growth from China’s manufacturing sector in 2018 and 2019. Fresh economic data released by China’s National Bureau...

/ January 29, 2019

Global manufacturing economy to stall in 2019; Europe dipping into the red…

2019 Manufacturing Downturn – A Forecast Revisited  Early last year, we predicted (with help from our friends at ITR Economics) a 2019 manufacturing industry downcycle....

/ January 23, 2019

China’s Manufacturing Slowdown – Are There Synergies With 2009?

Interact Analysis predicts China’s manufacturing industry output growth in 2019 will be just 1.9%, the lowest since 2008. China’s GDP grew just 6.5% in Q3...

/ January 16, 2019

Battery electric truck market to grow 20% in 2019 despite dip in 2018

Sluggish Chinese market offset by explosive growth in other markets  Light duty trucks to account for lion’s share of volumes  Just over 4 million electric...

/ January 11, 2019