System integrators list leading industries served in the 2009 Automation Integrator Guide

Food and beverage industries are served by 51% of the system integrators in the Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide, which includes information from 1,878 system integrators. Other industries are...


Food and beverage industries are served by 51% of the system integrators in the Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide, which includes information from 1,878 system integrators. Three other industries were cited by more than 40% of the integrators: automation, instrumentation, and control; automotive; and water and wastewater.

The following table shows percentage of listings in the on-line Automation Integrator Guide that have cited each of the following industries under "Industries Served," as of December 2008.

Percentage of system integrators say they serve
51% food, beverage, and allied industries (including baking, confections, and snack foods)
48% automation, instrumentation, and control
43% automotive (components and manufacturing)
42% water and wastewater
38% chemicals and petrochemicals (products and processing)
38% material handling (including robotics, conveyors, and elevators)
38% manufacturing (general or unspecified)
37% pharmaceuticals manufacturing
35% processing (including continuous, batch, and material processing)
31% packaging (including food and consumer products)
29% pulp and paper
28% utilities (electric, gas, water, and sanitary)
27% machinery and heavy equipment (including machine tools)
26% discrete manufacturing
25% electrical equipment (including batteries and motors)
25% power generation and distribution
25% engineering and construction (services, equipment, and materials)
24% bottling and canning
24% consumer products (including soap, cosmetics, and household products)
23% rubber, plastics, paint, and composite materials
22% original equipment manufacturing
22% steel (products, fabrication, and manufacturing)
22% metals (including mining and processing)
22% energy production, management, and conservation
21% building automation and facilities management
21% medical and health care (including including medical and biomedical devices)
21% computers, information systems, and office machines
21% agricultural (including grains, meats, dairy, and tobacco)
21% electronics (including components and assembly)
21% waste treatment and disposal
20% oil and gas (including exploration, production, transportation, and distribution)
20% biotechnology
20% environment, pollution control, and remediation

Note: 60 other industries cited by less than 20% of system integrators also are included in the online automation integrator guide.

Source: 2009 Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide

The online Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide has a multi-parameter search, allowing users or original equipment manufacturers to narrow the field of integrators appropriate to their needs. Industries served is one of the parameters. Also see automation system integrator statistics on:
- Annual revenue ;
- Corporate affiliations ;
- Engineering specialties ;
- Geographic areas served ;
- Industries served;
- Product experience; and
- Professional affiliations.

- By Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering System Integration eNewsletter. Data provided by Vance VanDoren, Control Engineering consulting editor.


No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2013 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
A cool solution: Collaboration, chemistry leads to foundry coat product development; See the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists
Raising the standard: What's new with NFPA 70E; A global view of manufacturing; Maintenance data; Fit bearings properly
Sister act: Building on their father's legacy, a new generation moves Bales Metal Surface Solutions forward; Meet the 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again
Pipeline vulnerabilities? Securing hydrocarbon transit; Predictive analytics hit the mainstream; Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line; Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security
Upgrading secondary control systems; Keeping enclosures conditioned; Diagnostics increase equipment uptime; Mechatronics simplifies machine design
Designing positive-energy buildings; Ensuring power quality; Complying with NFPA 110; Minimizing arc flash hazards
Building high availability into industrial computers; Of key metrics and myth busting; The truth about five common VFD myths

Annual Salary Survey

After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.

The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.

Read more: 2014 Salary Survey: Confidence rises amid the challenges

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.