Industrial Automation Sector Scorecard Q1 2021 Update – Thematic Research

ABB is top of the thematic screen of GlobalData’s industrial automation scorecard, thanks to strong scores across eight out of nine technology themes. The company has received ratings of 5 out of 5 for artificial intelligence (AI), Industrial Internet, robotics, and digital twins, and scores of 4 out of 5 for cybersecurity, wearable tech, edge computing, and the future of work.

Scope

This sector scorecard provides a top-down, comprehensive outlook for the key players in the industrial automation sector over the next two years, based on the key themes set to transform their industry landscape.

Key Highlights

The only theme in which ABB received a negative score was COVID-19, where it scored 2 out of 5. The pandemic has reduced industrial activity in many countries, although demand has improved over the last few months. ABB’s revenues for the year ended December 2020 were down 7%, but the company reported 11% revenue growth in the first three months of 2021 as market activity recovered.

Reasons to buy

Companies that invest in the right themes become success stories; those that miss the big themes end up as failures. Given that so many themes are disruptive, it is very easy to be blindsided by industry outsiders that invade your sector.

To help our clients gain a competitive advantage, we have developed GlobalData’s thematic research ecosystem. This single, integrated global research platform provides an easy-to-use framework for tracking all themes across all companies in all sectors.

This report is a sector scorecard, which identifies those companies most likely to succeed in a world filled with disruptive threats.

Companies mentioned

ABB

Accenture

Alibaba

Alphabet

Amazon

Aveva

Bosch

Capgemini

Cisco

Cognex

Cyberdyne

Danaher

Emerson Electric

Ericsson

Estun Automation

FANUC

GE

Harmonic Drive

Hitachi

HollySys Automation

Honeywell

Huawei

IBM

Intuitive Surgical

Kawasaki Heavy

Keyence

KUKA

Microsoft

Mitsubishi Electric

Nachi Fujikoshi

NEC

Nokia

Ocado

Omron

Oracle

PTC

Rockwell Automation

Roper Technologies

SAP

Schneider Electric

Seiko Epson

Siasun Robot

Siemens

Software AG

Sony

Stryker

Tata Consultancy Services

TE Connectivity

Teradyne

Wipro

Yaskawa

Yokogawa Electric

Table of Contents

Executive summary

Introduction

Sector performance

Industrial automation sector scorecard

Thematic methodology

    Pricing

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