Modular Automation Market

Modular Automation Market by Type (Modular Type Packages, Modular DCS), Mobility (Semi-automatic, Fully Automatic), Component (Robot Controllers, I/O Modules, Drives & Motors, Sensors & Actuators, Safety), End-user Industry - Global Forecast to 2029

Report Code: SE 9048 Jun, 2024, by

[262 Pages Report] The Modular Automation Market is expected to be valued at USD 4.8 billion in 2024 and is projected to reach USD 7.0 billion by 2029 and grow at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2024 to 2029. The market is experiencing growth driven by flexibility and scalability, allowing quick adjustments to production needs. It offers cost efficiency through incremental investments and reduced upfront expenses. Technological advancements like IoT and AI enhance system functionality and enable predictive maintenance. Industries benefit from precise control for regulatory compliance and quality assurance. Aligning with Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing trends, Modular Automation supports interconnected, data-driven manufacturing environments. However, challenges arise, such as high initial costs, integration complexity, and skilled workforce shortage.

Modular Automation Market

Modular Automation Market

Modular Automation Market Forecast to 2029

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Modular Automation Market dynamics

Driver: Technological advancements driving innovation

Advancements in technology, including robotics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT), are driving the Modular Automation systems market forward. These innovations create more intelligent, efficient systems that adapt precisely to various manufacturing needs. AI-equipped robots can optimize their actions autonomously, enhancing flexibility and responsiveness, while IoT connectivity allows for real-time monitoring and control, reducing downtime. As ongoing research pushes technological boundaries, Modular Automation systems become increasingly powerful tools for businesses to streamline operations and maintain a competitive edge.

Restraint: Initial implementation challenges in integration

Adopting Modular Automation systems presents integration challenges, as aligning new systems with existing workflows and machinery can be time-consuming and costly. This process may require reconfiguring or replacing equipment and training employees, resulting in potential delays and increased expenses. Additionally, effective coordination and communication across departments and external suppliers or consultants are essential, adding complexity. While Modular Automation offers flexibility and efficiency benefits, these initial integration challenges can restrain adoption.

Opportunity: Integration opportunities within Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 integration offers significant opportunities for Modular Automation system providers. Characterized by combining digital technologies with traditional manufacturing, Industry 4.0 emphasizes data analytics, connectivity, and automation. Modular Automation systems, with their adaptable components, align well with these principles and can serve as core elements in smart manufacturing environments. This facilitates seamless communication and real-time data exchange, enhancing decision-making. The integration also enables process optimization and predictive maintenance, allowing manufacturers to gain insights, address inefficiencies, and anticipate equipment failures. As industries adopt Industry 4.0 to improve efficiency and productivity, the demand for Modular Automation systems is expected to increase, driving innovation and sustainable growth.

Challenge: Addressing sustainability concerns in product development.

As businesses prioritize environmental responsibility, manufacturers face increasing pressure to develop eco-friendly Modular Automation systems. This involves reducing the carbon footprint of manufacturing processes and ensuring sustainable, ethically sourced materials. Achieving sustainability requires investment in R&D to find alternative materials and methods that minimize environmental impact while maintaining performance. Additionally, companies must consider the entire product lifecycle, implementing measures to reduce waste and promote recycling. Sustainability challenges also encompass the operational aspects of modular systems, necessitating energy-efficient designs and optimized resource consumption, with guidance provided to customers on reducing energy usage.

Modular Automation Market Ecosystem

The Modular Automation ecosystem comprises equipment manufacturers, control providers, system integrators, and distributors. Modular Automation end-use industries include Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food and Beverage, Logistics and Warehousing, and Others.

Modular Automation Market by Ecosystem

Based on the component, Hardware holds the highest market growth during the forecast period.

Hardware is a crucial segment in modular automation, encompassing essential components such as robotics, I/O modules, drives and motors, sensors and actuators, and safety components. These physical devices form the backbone of automated systems, enabling precise control, feedback mechanisms, and operational safety. By integrating advanced hardware solutions, organizations enhance efficiency, flexibility, and scalability in their automation processes. This strategic adoption optimizes production workflows and supports the seamless integration of diverse manufacturing tasks, driving significant growth in the hardware components throughout the forecast period.

Based on Mobility, Fully Automatic holds the highest market share during the forecast period.

In mobility within automation, fully automatic systems refer to solutions where machines operate autonomously without human intervention. These systems utilize advanced technologies such as AI, machine learning, and robotics to perform tasks with minimal human oversight. Fully automatic mobility solutions are poised to dominate the market share during the forecast period due to their ability to enhance operational efficiency, reduce labor costs, and ensure consistent performance in diverse industrial environments. By leveraging these advancements, industries can achieve higher throughput, improved safety standards, and streamlined workflows, thereby driving substantial adoption and growth in the fully automatic mobility segment.

Modular Automation Market in Asia Pacific to hold the highest market share during the forecast period

The Modular Automation market has been segmented into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). The Asia Pacific region is expected to lead the Modular Automation market, expanding at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This dominance is driven by rapid industrialization, strong economic growth, and increasing investments in automation technologies across various industries such as pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverages, logistics and warehousing, automotive, electronics, and manufacturing. Countries such as China, Japan, and India are propelling the development of the Modular Automation market in the Asia Pacific. China held the largest size of the Modular Automation market in Asia Pacific in 2023. Rapid industrialization and urbanization have created the need for modular automation.

Modular Automation Market by Region

Modular Automation Market by Region

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Key Market Players

The Modular Automation companies is dominated by players such as ABB (Switzerland), Festo Inc. (Germany), Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Japan), Siemens (Germany), HIMA (Germany) and others.

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Forecast units

Value (USD Million)

Segments Covered

Type, Mobility, Component, End-user Industry, and region.

Geographies covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and RoW

Companies covered

ABB (Switzerland), Festo Inc. (Germany), Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Japan), Siemens (Germany), HIMA (Germany), Bosch Rexroth AG (Germany), Modular Automation (Ireland), Ascential Technologies (US), Ginolis OY (Finland), Inniti (Denmark) are the major players in the market. (Total 25 players are profiled)

Modular Automation Market Highlights

The study categorizes the Modular Automation Market based on the following segments:



By Type

  • Modular Type Packages (MTP)
  • Modular Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

By Mobility

  • Semi-automatic
  • Fully Automatic

By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software

By End-user Industry

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemicals
  • Food and Beverage
  • Logistics and Warehousing
  • Others (Textiles, Printing, Marine)

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • RoW

Recent Developments

  • In May 2024, ABB launched System 800xA 6.2, featuring improved connectivity through OPC UA, native Ethernet APL device integration, and increased support for PROFINET devices. This update addresses the growing demand for network-centric I/O and field devices.
  • In April 2024, Yokogawa Electric Corporation released CENTUM VP R6.11.10, introducing functional enhancements to UACS and CCC Inside components, enhancing the Yokogawa CENTUM VP compressor control solution.
  • In March 2024, Festo launched the ELGD mechanical axis series, which includes the ELGD-BS spindle drive (up to 2.5m strokes) and ELGD-TB toothed belt drive (up to 8.5m strokes), with a 30% height reduction. These axes are designed for diverse electromechanical handling tasks like pick-and-place, top loaders, and automation in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
  • In March 2024, Yokogawa Electric Corporation introduced OpreX Robot Management Core, a software application designed to improve safety and efficiency in plant maintenance by optimizing robot usage.
  • In November 2023, HIMA launched SILworX version 14.00, focusing on improvements in engineering efficiency, diagnostics, and testing of safety applications. This update introduces plugins for enhanced infrastructure flexibility and supports collaborative engineering with a streamlined approach for multi-file work.
  • In October 2023, Bosch Rexroth AG introduced the 24/28 V Servo module, featuring high power density, minimized wiring needs, passive cooling, and quick commissioning. It integrates smoothly into a ctrlX I/O station, notable for its low protective voltage of 50 VDC.

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1 Introduction 
    1.1. Study Objectives  
    1.2. Market Definition and Scope 
           1.2.1. Inclusions and Exclusions
    1.3. Study Scope 
           1.3.1. Markets Covered
           1.3.2. Geographic Segmentation
           1.3.3. Years Considered for the study
    1.4. Currency 
    1.5. Limitations 
    1.6. Stakeholders 
    1.7. Recession Impact on Modular Automation Market 
2 Research Methodology 
    2.1. Research Data 
           2.1.1. Secondary Data
           Major Secondary Sources
           Key Data from Secondary Sources
           2.1.2. Primary Data
           Primary Interviews with Experts
           Key Data from Primary Sources
           Key Industry Insights
           Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2. Market Size Estimation 
           2.2.1. Bottom-Up Approach 
           Approach for Capturing Market Share by Bottom-Up Analysis (Demand Side)
           2.2.2.  Top-Down Approach
           Approach for Capturing Market Share by Top-Down Analysis (Supply Side)
    2.3. Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation 
    2.4. Research Assumptions 
    2.5. Risk Assessment 
    2.6. Assumptions of Recession 
    2.7. Limitations of Research 
3 Executive Summary 
4 Premium Insights 
5 Market Overview 
    5.1. Introduction 
    5.2. Market Dynamics 
    5.3. Trends/Disruptions Impacting Customer’s Business 
    5.4. Pricing Analysis 
           5.4.1. Average Selling Price Trend of Key Players, By Hardware
           5.4.2. Average Selling Price Trend, By Region
    5.5. Value Chain Analysis 
    5.6. Ecosystem Analysis 
    5.7. Investment and Funding Scenario 
    5.8. Funding, By Application 
    5.9. Technology Analysis 
           5.9.1. Key Technologies
           Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
           Robotic Systems
           5.9.2. Complementary Technologies
           5G Connectivity
           Edge Computing
           5.9.3. Adjacent Technologies
           Additive Manufacturing
           Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
    5.10. Patent Analysis 
    5.11. Trade Analysis 
    5.12. Key Conferences and Events (2024-2025) 
    5.13. Case Study Analysis 
    5.14. Tariff and Regulatory Landscape 
           5.14.1. Regulatory Bodies, Government Agencies, and Other Organizations
           5.14.2. Tariff Analysis (Industrial robots, HS Code - 847950)
           5.14.3. Regulatory Bodies, Government Agencies, and Other Organizations
           5.14.4. Key Regulations
    5.15. Porters Five Force Analysis 
           5.15.1. Threat from New Entrants
           5.15.2. Threat of Substitutes
           5.15.3. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.15.4. Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.15.5. Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    5.16. Key Stakeholders and Buying Criteria 
           5.16.1. Key Stakeholders in Buying Process
           5.16.2. Buying Criteria
6 Modular Automation Market, By Type 
    6.1. Introduction 
    6.2. Modular Type Packages (MTP) 
           6.2.1. Standardized Solutions
           6.2.2. Application-specific Solutions
    6.3. Modular Distributed Control Systems (DCS) 
7 Modular Automation Market, By Mobility 
    7.1. Introduction 
    7.2. Semi-automatic 
    7.3. Fully Automatic 
8 Modular Automation Market, By Component 
    8.1. Introduction 
    8.2. Hardware 
           8.2.1. Robot Controllers
           8.2.2. Input/Output (I/O) Modules
           8.2.3. Drives and Motors
           8.2.4. Sensors and Actuators
           8.2.5. Safety Components
    8.3. Software 
9 Modular Automation Market, By End-user Industry 
    9.1. Introduction 
    9.2. Pharmaceutical 
    9.3. Chemical 
    9.4. Food & Beverage 
    9.5. Logistics and Warehousing  
    9.6. Others (Semiconductor, Textiles, Printing, Marine) 
10 Modular Automation Market, By Region  
     10.1. Introduction 
     10.2. North America 
             10.2.1. Impact of Recession
             10.2.2. US
             10.2.3. Canada
             10.2.4. Mexico
     10.3. Europe 
             10.3.1. Impact of Recession
             10.3.2. UK
             10.3.3. Germany
             10.3.4. France
             10.3.5. Rest of Europe
     10.4. Asia Pacific 
             10.4.1. Impact of Recession
             10.4.2. China
             10.4.3. Japan
             10.4.4. South Korea
             10.4.5. Rest of Asia Pacific
     10.5. RoW 
             10.5.1. Impact of Recession
             10.5.2. Middle East 
               GCC Countries
               Rest of Middle East
             10.5.3. Africa
             10.5.4. South America
11 Modular Automation Market, Competitive Landscape 
     11.1. Introduction 
     11.2. Key Players Strategies (2020-2024) 
     11.3. Market Share Analysis (2023) 
     11.4. Top 5 Players Revenue Analysis 
     11.5. Company Valuation and Financial Metrics 
     11.6. Brand/Product Comparison 
     11.7. Company Evaluation Matrix: Key Players, 2023 
             11.7.1. Stars
             11.7.2. Emerging Leaders
             11.7.3. Pervasive Players
             11.7.4. Participants
             11.7.5. Company Footprint: Key Players, 2023
               Company Footprint
               Region Footprint
               End-use Industry Footprint
               Type Footprint
               Component Footprint
     11.8. Company Evaluation Matrix: Startups/SMEs, 2023 
             11.8.1. Progressive Companies
             11.8.2. Responsive Companies
             11.8.3. Dynamic Companies
             11.8.4. Starting Blocks
             11.8.5. Competitive Benchmarking: Startups/SMEs, 2023 
               Detailed List of Key Startups/SMEs
               Competitive Benchmarking of Key Startups/SMEs
     11.9. Competitive Situation and Trends 
12 Modular Automation Market, Company Profiles  
     12.1. Key Players 
             12.1.1. ABB
             12.1.2. Festo Inc.
             12.1.3. Yokogawa Electric Corporation
             12.1.4. Siemens
             12.1.5. Bosch Rexroth GmbH
             12.1.6. Hima
             12.1.7. Modular Automation
             12.1.8. Ascential Technologies
             12.1.9. Inniti
             12.1.10. Ginolis
     12.2. Other Players 
             12.2.1. Acubez Modular Automation
             12.2.2. Beckhoff Automation
             12.2.3. Desing pro automation
             12.2.4. Emerson Electric
             12.2.5. Honeywell Process Solutions
             12.2.6. Inovatech Automation, Inc.
             12.2.7. Messung Industrial Automation
             12.2.8. Mitsubishi Electric
             12.2.9. Modular Automation GmbH
             12.2.10. ORIENTAL MOTOR USA CORP
             12.2.11. Rockwell Automation
             12.2.12. Sarla technologies
             12.2.13. Sojka Automation
             12.2.14. Titan Engineering and Automation Ltd.
             12.2.15. Ward Automation
13 Appendix 
     13.1. Discussion Guide 
     13.2. Knowledge Store: MarketsandMarkets’ Subscription Portal 
     13.3. Available Customizations 
     13.4. Related Reports 
     13.5. Author Details 
14 Note 1: The above list of companies is tentative and might change during the due course of research.  
15 Note 2: The current table of contents is tentative and is subject to change as we progress with our research. 


This research study extensively used secondary sources, directories, and databases, such as Hoovers, Bloomberg, Businessweek, Factiva, and OneSource. It was used to identify and collect information useful for a technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the Modular Automation Market. The next step was to validate these findings, assumptions, and sizing with industry experts across the value chain through primary research. Primary sources included experts from core and related industries, preferred suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, technology developers, and organizations related to all segments of the value chain of the Modular Automation ecosystem. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were employed to estimate the complete market size. After that, market breakdown and data triangulation were used to estimate the market size of segments and subsegments.

Secondary Research

Secondary sources for this research study included corporate filings (such as annual reports, investor presentations, and financial statements); trade, business, and professional associations; white papers; certified publications; articles by recognized authors; directories; and databases. The secondary data was collected and analyzed to determine the overall market size, further validated through primary research.

List of major secondary sources



International Society of Automation (ISA)


Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC)

OPC Foundation



Primary Research

Extensive primary research was conducted after gaining knowledge about the current scenario of the Modular Automation Market through secondary research. Several primary interviews were conducted with experts from both demand and supply sides across four major regions—North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and RoW. This primary data was collected through questionnaires, emails, and telephonic interviews.

Modular Automation Market
 Size, and Share

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Market Size Estimation

To estimate and validate the size of the Modular Automation Market and its various submarkets, both top-down and bottom-up methods were employed. Leading market players were identified through secondary research, with their market share in specific regions determined through a combination of primary and secondary research. This comprehensive process included reviewing annual and financial reports from key industry players and conducting in-depth interviews with senior industry executives, including CEOs, VPs, directors, and marketing executives. Percentage distributions and breakdowns were initially derived from secondary data and subsequently validated through primary sources. Every relevant parameter influencing the markets in this study was meticulously considered, verified through primary research, and examined to derive final quantitative and qualitative data. The resulting data was aggregated and enhanced with detailed insights and analysis from MarketsandMarkets, ultimately forming the basis of this report.

Bottom-Up Approach

The bottom-up approach was used to determine the overall size of the revenues of key players and their shares in the market. The overall market size was calculated based on the revenues of key players identified in the market.

  • The first step involved identifying companies that offer modular automation systems, followed by mapping their products according to various parameters, such as type, mobility, and components.
  • The size of the Modular Automation Market was calculated based on the demand from various application areas and the revenue generated by companies within the modular automation ecosystem.
  • Primary interviews were conducted with a few major players in the Modular Automation Industry to confirm the global market size.
  • Secondary sources, including the International Society of Automation (ISA), NAMUR, Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC), OPC Foundation, VDI, and PROFIBUS, were also used to cross-check market size. Other secondary sources comprised company websites, press releases, and research journals.
  • To determine the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of the Modular Automation Market, both historical and projected market trends were analyzed by examining the industry's penetration rate and supply and demand in various application areas.
  • All estimates at each stage were confirmed through discussions with key opinion leaders, including corporate executives (CXOs), directors, sales heads, and industry experts from MarketsandMarkets.
  • Several paid and unpaid information sources, such as annual reports, press releases, white papers, and databases, were also reviewed during the research process.

Modular Automation Market
 Size, and Bottom-Up Approach

Top-Down Approach

In the top-down approach, the total size of the Modular Automation Market, derived from percentage splits obtained through both secondary and primary research, was used to estimate the sizes of individual markets, as detailed in the market segmentation.

The top-down approach used the overall market size as a reference point to estimate the size of specific market segments. This approach was also applied to secondary research data to confirm the estimated market sizes for different segments.

Each company's market share was calculated to validate the revenue distribution used earlier in the top-down approach. Using data triangulation and validation through primary research, the study established and confirmed the sizes of both the entire parent market and the individual segments. The data triangulation process employed for this study is detailed in the following section.

  • Revenue information from leading manufacturers and providers of Modular Automation systems and solutions was gathered and analyzed to estimate the global size of the Modular Automation Market.
  • The Modular Automation Market is projected to exhibit a steady growth trend during the forecast period, reflecting its maturity and the presence of numerous well-established players across various sectors.
  • The revenues, geographic footprint, key market sectors, and product offerings of all identified players in the Modular Automation Market were studied to estimate the percentage distribution of different market segments.
  • Secondary research identified major players in each category (by component type and end-user industry) within the Modular Automation Market, and information was confirmed through brief discussions with industry experts.
  • Several discussions with key opinion leaders from leading companies involved in developing Modular Automation systems were conducted to validate the market segmentation based on type, mobility, component, end-use industry, and geography.
  • Geographic splits were estimated using secondary sources, considering various factors, such as the number of companies offering Modular Automation systems in a specific country or region and the types of Modular Automation components provided by these players.

Modular Automation Market
 Size, and Top-Down Approach

Data Triangulation

After arriving at the overall size of the Modular Automation Market from the market size estimation process explained above, the total market was split into several segments and subsegments. The market breakdown and data triangulation procedures were employed wherever applicable to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments. The data was triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both the demand and supply sides. In addition to this, the market size was validated using top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Market Definition

Modular automation is a versatile and scalable strategy in industrial automation where production systems consist of interchangeable modules. Each module can function independently or in synergy with others, facilitating effortless customization, swift reconfiguration, and incremental upgrades. This approach allows manufacturers to optimize production processes, minimize downtime, and quickly respond to evolving market demands, thereby improving operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, modular automation promotes innovation by allowing for seamless integration of new technologies

Key Stakeholders

  • Component Manufacturers
  • Government and Research Organizations
  • Modular Automation System Providers
  • Modular Automation Software Providers
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Professional Services/Solution Providers
  • Research Institutions and Organizations
  • System Integrators

Report Objectives

  • To estimate and forecast the size of the Modular Automation Market in terms of value based on type, mobility, component, end-use industry, and region.
  • To describe and forecast the market size, in terms of volume, based on hardware type.
  • To describe and forecast the market size, in terms of value, for four major regions-North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and RoW
  • To provide detailed information regarding major factors such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges influencing the market growth
  • To provide a detailed overview of the value chain of the Modular Automation Market
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets regarding individual market trends, growth prospects, and contributions to the total market
  • To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their market position regarding ranking and core competencies, along with a detailed competitive landscape for the market leaders.
  • To analyze major growth strategies such as product launches, expansions, joint ventures, agreements, and acquisitions adopted by the key market players to enhance their position in the market.
  • To analyze the impact of the recession on the Modular Automation Market

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