Ethernet Profinet Market Size to Grow at a CAGR of 5.1% During the Forecast Period 2021-2026

Ethernet Profinet Market Overview

Ethernet Profinet Market size was valued at $6.6 billion in 2020 and it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% during 2021-2026 owing to the increasing demand for industrial automation and growing digitalization across industries. Apart from this,Ethernet Profinet offer features such as real time data exchange, reliable and sustainable communication, simple integration and easy migration process that provide an upper edge other Ethernet solution.

This solution can also provide same level of services in dangerous environmental situation without affecting the operation efficiency or speed and it also supports motion control applications as well as robotics applications, which are contributing towards the increasing demand for Profinet in industrial applications. These factors are set to drive the Ethernet Profinet Market size during the forecast period 2021-2026.

Key Takeaways

  • Oil & Gas is the largest market in 2020 but is estimated to witness slow of growth during the forecast period 2021-2026 despite the increasing demand for sustainable communication and digital monitoring systems.
  • Europe dominated the market with the highest market share in 2020 and is estimated to have competitive growth rate during this period owing to the early adoption of this technology.

Ethernet Profinet Market Segment Analysis- by Application

By application, Ethernet profinet market is segmented into Discrete Automation, process automation, safety systems and others. Process automation held the major share of around 45.1% of Ethernet Profinet Market in 2020 and estimated to witness significant amount of growth during the forecast period 2021-2026 owing to the increasing digitalization across industries. Digitalization in process industries can offer enhanced operational efficiency, plant asset management, production boost, enhanced process speed and cost effectiveness by monitoring the whole process which accelerates the growth as well as drives the market for Profinet.

Apart from that, increasing requirements for safety measures across industries and Government regulatory acts regarding process safety across industries is fuelling the adoption of PROFISafe. As per IndustryARC recent studies more than 16.4 million Profinet nodes are current present, out of which approximately 7.2 million devices are PROFISafe devices which clearly shows the significance of this technology.

Ethernet Profinet Market Segment Analysis- by End-User Industry

Ethernet Profinet Market is segmented into General Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, FMCG, Power, Cement, electronics & semiconductors, automotive, mining, pulp & paper, Water & waste water treatment, and others, based on end-user industry. Electronics and Semiconductor is the fastest growing segment in Ethernet Profinet Market and estimated to grow at around CAGR 7.9% during forecast period 2021-2026 owning to the rapid adoption of digitalization, increasing demand for reliable and sustainable communication and remote monitoring system in this industry.

Profinet provides end-to-end communication to the whole process operation from upstream application to downstream applications. Apart from that, rising investment along with acquisitions and partnerships in this industry are fueling the market growth. In October 2020, it was announced that ONGC is all set to merge its refining subsidiary MRPL with HPCL by mid-2021. In August 2019, Reliance announced its plan to produce only jet fuel and petrochemical at Jamnagar by implementing an oil-to-chemical strategy to eliminate most fuel produced in favor of high value products. In October 2020, at 4th India Energy Forum, Indian Prime minister said that India is planning to increase its refining capacity from 250 mtpa (million tonnes per annum) to 400 mtpa by year 2026.

Ethernet Profinet Market Segment Analysis- by Geography

Europe dominated the Ethernet Profinet Market in 2020 with a share close to 36.5%, followed by North America and APAC. Moreover, it is estimated that APAC will have significant amount of market growth during the forecast period 2021-2026 owing to technological advancement and early adoption of this technology. Developed by Siemens AG and members of PROFIBUS user organization, Ethernet Profinet has a well-established customer based in Europe. European companies, Siemens AG and General Electric are one of the largest manufacturers of this product in the world. Generally Siemens devices are equipped with Profinet and this company dominates the European market.

Apart from that, continuous development, new advanced product launches of the technology also plays a major role towards the market growth. In February 2020, SICK, Europe based company, had launched a sensor integrated Profinet gateway; this is the first product which can act as both IO-Link Masters and control system in one. It needs only one cable to communicate simultaneously with the machine controller via fieldbus. In November 2020, Igus, a German company, joined PI organization to advance the research of Profinet technology in dynamic applications. This kind of strategic movements and technologically advanced product launches will drive the market for this region.

Ethernet Profinet Market Drivers

Real Time Performance:

Ethernet Profinet can easily provide Real time information even in challenging industrial atmosphere and capable of providing the speed and precision required by the industrial applications. It skips the TCP/IP layer to avoid the processing time, making the communication speed significantly higher. According to PI Organization’s recent research report on real time performance of Profinet, Profinet RT fulfills 95% timing requirements of industrial automation.

Fieldbus Integration: 

Different factories have different networking protocols installed in their systems. Without changing the existing device, Profinet allows for integration of all existing fieldbus systems such as Profibus, DeviceNet, Interbus and others. In this way the investments already made by the manufacturers, plant operators, machine builders and others on the systems are protected. Even if the customers decide to migrate from one technology to other technology, Profinetmakes the process cost effective.In January 2019, Korenix had launched a new cost effective Profinet supported product, JetLink 1302, a Fieldbus gateway which can transmit data faster among the devices and provide seamless communication between fieldbus and industrial Ethernet.

Ethernet Profinet Market Challenges

Security issues:

In February 2020, OTORIO security researchers discovered a security weakness in PROFINET-IO stack which is responsible for handling packets used in device management. If a device is overloaded with multiple diagnostic packets it may create a security threat which allows the attackers to send the devices into a DoS condition that can create disruption in operational processes. Many industrial devices relying on Siemens PROFINET-IO stack are highly affected including devices produced by Siemens, Moxa EDS Ethernet Switches and others.

Ethernet Profinet Market Landscape

Partnerships and acquisitions along with product launches are the key strategies adopted by the players in the Ethernet Profinet market. As of 2020, the market for Ethernet Profinet is consolidated with the top players including Siemens AG, Cisco Systems, Inc., HMS Networks AB, ABB Corporation, Schneider Electric, General Electric, SICK AG, Belden, Inc., Moxa Technologies, ProSoft Technology, Inc. and others.

Acquisitions/Technology Launches

  • In July 2020, Intesis Software SL had launched a new protocol translator for better communication between Profinet PLCs on building management systems and factory floors with BACnet IP/MSTP. This product enables monitoring, controlling, full data integration between factory floors and building facilities, making the factory to building communication better.
  • In March 2020, Harting Americas had launched Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) technology. Single Pair Ethernet communication protocols are available for Ethernet/IP, Profinet, EtherCat, etc. it utilizes power over data line technology to bring communication to the device and also the voltage and amperage needed to power the device.

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