The global distributed control systems (DCS) market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

A distributed control system (DSC) refers to an automated management solution to supervise various industrial processes. It is used for data acquisition, data presentation, process control, process supervision and reporting information. It consists of numerous local controllers for plant control that are connected to a high-speed communication network. It also aids in minimizing the risks of component failure and facilitates the timely upgradation of obsolete technologies. In comparison to the traditionally used centralized control systems, DCS can be used for large and complex industrial processes and offers enhanced reliability of control. As a result, it finds extensive applications across various industries, such as oil and gas, chemical, food and beverage, nuclear power, wastewater management and automotive.

Significant growth in the oil and gas industry, along with increasing industrial automation across the globe, is one of the key factors creating a positive outlook for the market. Furthermore, the rising requirement for efficient optimization solutions in the power and energy sectors is providing a thrust to the market growth. DCS enables the operators to individually control, report and monitor plant components and manage databases, graphics, control logic and system security systems. Additionally, various technological advancements, such as the development of improved internet-based systems integrated with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), are acting as other growth-inducing factors. These systems can process multiple variables and control signals to various valves, motors and actuators. Other factors, including rapid industrialization, along with extensive research and development (R&D) activities, are anticipated to drive the market further.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global distributed control systems (DCS) market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, component, process and application.

Breakup by Component:


Breakup by Process:

Continuous Process
Batch-oriented Process

Breakup by Application:

Power Generation
Oil and Gas
Food and Beverage
Mining and Metals
Paper and Pulp

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
Asia Pacific
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being ABB Ltd., Azbil Corporation, Emerson Electric Co., Honeywell International Inc., Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Omron Corporation, Rockwell Automation Inc., Schneider Electric SE, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft and Toshiba Corporation.

Key questions answered in this report:
How has the global distributed control systems (DCS) market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global distributed control systems (DCS) market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the component?
What is the breakup of the market based on the process?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global distributed control systems (DCS) market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?