Top 50 Automation Companies of 2021: Green Muscles In Nov. 8, 2022 The Top 50 global and North American automation suppliers fend off recession with sustainability and digitalization.

The automation marketplace proved its resilience again in 2021 and returned to pre-pandemic levels. Despite advances in project engineering that reduced cycle times, automation projects in general are still long-cycle projects, and the overall market for systems took longer to recover than some of the more product-oriented and discrete automation businesses. Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) and maintenance business recovers before the project business.

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Smart manufacturing technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), digital twins, digital threads, manufacturing execution systems (MES), advanced analytics, cobots and more all very powerful technologies. The synergies among these technologies make them so much greater than the sum of their parts. All of them [technologies related to Industry 4.0] are helping transform the manufacturing industries back into an economic powerhouse.