— Opportunities will emerge from the fast-expanding renewable energy sector, finds Frost & Sullivan

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — With key industries across Indonesia facing a growing demand for their products and services, the need for automation and control systems to maximise capacity utilisation is on the rise. The booming power and infrastructure sectors, in particular, will be looking to automate further to optimise their systems by eliminating or reducing wastage.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, The Indonesian Automation and Control Market (http://www.frost.com/p818), finds that the market earned revenues of $175.6 million in 2014 and estimates this to reach $239.1 million in 2018. The study covers the programmable logic controllers (PLC), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), distributed control systems (DCS), human machine interface (HMI), and safety systems product segments for various end-user industries such as oil and gas, power, water and wastewater, chemicals and petrochemicals, food and beverage, and mining and metals.

The renewable energy sector, which is forecast to meet over 30 percent of Indonesia’s energy needs in 2050, is a lucrative space for automation vendors. In order to reduce costs due to oil imports, the Government has started to raise fuel and power prices and institute financial incentives to promote the development of alternative sources of energy, indicating the vast potential this sector has to offer for automation vendors in the country.

"Strong opportunities will emerge for automation vendors, with robust regulatory practices and a focus on smart cities set to make geothermal energy the largest renewable energy source," said Frost & Sullivan Industrial Automation & Process Control Research Analyst Krishnan Ramanathan "As geothermal energy grows in popularity, automation and control systems will be required for effective asset management and the protection of green energy investment."

The power industry will also significantly impact the development of the automation industry in Indonesia, with the Government’s plans to boost the installed capacity from 1,340 megawatts (MW) in early 2014 to 6,500 MW by 2025. As renewable energy can bring off-grid power to households that have no access to electricity or rely on costlier options, it will play an important role in meeting the country’s power requirements and drive the need for automation and control systems.

"Additionally, the Indonesian Government expects the infrastructure, manufacturing and mining sectors to continue to attract investments and fuel the demand for automation and control systems," noted Ramanathan. "While there is uncertainty surrounding several regulations and a lack of coordination between the central, provincial and regional Governments to improve the investment climate in the mining industry, companies are unlikely to be discouraged by this and will adopt automation and control systems."

For more information on this study, please email Donna Jeremiah, Corporate Communications, at djeremiah@frost.com.

The Indonesian Automation and Control Market is part of the Industrial Automation & Process Control (http://www.industrialautomation.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Automation and Control Market in Malaysia, Automation & Control Market in Thailand, Automation & Control Market in the Philippines, and Automation & Control Market in Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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The Indonesian Automation and Control Market

Donna Jeremiah
Corporate Communications – Asia Pacific
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