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Growth Drivers​

  • Growing energy demand and exploration of new conventional and non-conventional hydrocarbon resources are fueling the growth of the segment.

  • The sector can witness explosive growth in nanotechnology and nano-scale assembly systems; MEMS and nanotech sensors (tiny, low-power, low-cost sensors) which can measure everything and anything.​

  • Huge potential is seen in Robotics. India has low robot density figures, only four industrial robots per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing industry. ​

Sub industries​

  • Robotics

  • Security Systems

  • Sensors ​


  • The automation market in India has been growing significantly over the last decade due to the increasing need for reliable and cost-effective ways of production.​

  • The Indian industrial automation industry is expected to reach 197 billion by 2020 with growth driven by the rapid adoption of modern technology backed by cost-saving features.​

  • The demand for factory automation solutions in India is anticipated to surge with an increase in domestic manufacturing and an emphasis on increased process efficiency.

  • Relaxation in foreign investment norms has encouraged several foreign companies to set up their businesses in India. ​


  • Budget constraints coupled with a higher cost of automation products would deter technology adoption.​

  • High cost of procuring imported hardware components as well as training personnel.​

  • The growing need to minimize wastage of raw material and stringent emission norms will be crucial in the industrial automation segment.​

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  • India’s industrial automation and instrumentation market size is expected to grow by USD 2.58 billion during 2020-2024.​

  • It is expected to post a year-over-year growth rate of 9.38%.​

  • The automation market is segmented by three automation types: process automation, factory automation, and electric automation.​


  • Power, oil & gas, and automotive industries are at the forefront of the adoption of different automation technologies.​

  • The pandemic has accelerated demand for automation across sectors, which will greatly transform how companies in India do business.

Key Investment Opportunities​

  • Construction development in residential, retail, commercial and hospitality sectors, development of townships.​

  • Construction of roads, bridges, hotels, resorts.​

  • Technologies and solutions for smart, sustainable and connected cities and integrated townships.​

  • Technologies for the promotion of low cost and affordable housing.​

  • Green building solutions.​

  • Sustainable and environmentally friendly building materials.​

  • Training and skill development of construction sector workers.​

  • Urban water supply, urban sewage and treatment plants. ​

COVID Impact​

How has COVID affected the industry?

  • The virus has since closed factories, with workers across the world sent home coupled with flat capital expenditure and declining industrial production.

  • It has exposed the fact that, despite a lot of hype over the years, advanced factory automation has not been substituted for human workers at scale.​

Outlook for the Industrial Automation industry post-Covid

  • The industrial automation sector has seen a negative impact due to the COVID outbreak and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% in the coming years.​

  • The industrial automation and instrumentation market in India is expected to grow by USD 2.58 billion during 2020-2024.​

Key Players in India


  • Enpro Industrial Automation Pvt.Ltd.

  • Larsen & Toubro

  • Titan Automation Solutions

  • SMEC Automation

  • Voltas

  • Adage Automation ​



  • Siemens ​

  • ABB​

  • GE​

  • Endress+Huaser

  • Schneider Electric

  • Honeywell

  • Omron

  • Mitsubishi Electric

  • Rockwell ​

  • B&R​

  • IFM Electronic ​



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