The new report Internet of Things (IoT) in Manufacturing Market - Global Forecast to 2020 forecasts the IoT in manufacturing market size to grow from $4.11 billion in 2015 to $13.49 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 26.9%.
Manufacturer's need for operational efficiency has increased the utilization of sensors through enhanced automation and integrated connected technology solutions across the manufacturing process, which, in-turn, has increased the demand for IoT solutions for various manufacturing applications. Other driving forces include decreasing hardware and connectivity cost and increasing penetration of connected devices.
IoT in manufacturing software market provides real-time monitoring, security, and analytics to enhance the operational effectiveness. Data management holds the largest share of the IoT in manufacturing software market in 2015 and is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period.
This growth is fueled by the presence of massive heterogeneous data that is extracted from different connected devices. Network and application security is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to increasing cyber threats and attacks on the IoT infrastructure.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) dominates the connectivity technology in the IoT in manufacturing market during the forecast period. This growth is driven due to decrease in the cost of connectivity devices and hardware across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. Near Field Communication (NFC) is one of the latest short-range wireless technologies and is expected to witness the highest growth due to its compatibility with contactless infrastructure and other devices.
North America is projected to dominate the IoT in manufacturing market during the forecast period due to technological advancements and early adoption of IoT in the region. APAC market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during 2015-2020. The primary driving forces for this growth are increasing technological adoption and huge opportunities in the manufacturing countries, especially China and Japan.