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The Instrumentation and Control Industry Including Building Management Systems
With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution and the creation of ‘intelligent’ buildings, companies operating in the R16.5bn instrumentation and control industry, incorporating process automation and building management systems, are positioned to play a critical role in the regeneration of South Africa’s economy. There are approximately 700 companies in the sector, with Yokogawa South Africa playing a leading role in the instrumentation and control market and Johnson Controls dominating the BMS segment.
Challenging conditions and recessionary pressures continue to constrain growth in the instrumentation and control industry. Despite the recovery of commodity prices and improved confidence, the roll out of new projects remained sluggish in the first half of 2018. Demand for products and services has also been affected by the drop-off in preventative maintenance work. The saturation of the domestic market has prompted some companies to expand their operations to other African markets. However, technological advances in automation, instrumentation and control present multiple opportunities for companies in the automation industry, while growing demand for enhanced water and energy efficiency continues to generate opportunities for companies the building management systems market.
This report covers the South African automation, instrumentation and control industry, including building management systems. The report includes industry information in 2017 and 2018, and corporate information up to October 2018. It includes coverage of current conditions, innovation and the factors influencing the industry’s success. The report provides comprehensive profiles of 43 companies including Johnson Controls, which has been operating in South Africa for over fifty years, Carl Zeiss, which manufactures scientific instrumentation and automation companies such as Hybrid Automation and AMR Automations.