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Automation will Propel Industrial Growth
The Chemical industry is the most diverse industry. Verticaly chemicals have been categorised into three sub-segments, viz. Basic, Specialty and Knowledge. The Basic segment comprises of inorganic & organic chemicals, where the focus on automation is to drive volumes, cost reduction and environmental compliance. The Specialty segment comprises of dyes & pigments, paints, adhesives, additives, lubricants etc. In this the level of automation is currently low, and is driven by quality and reliability.

The Knowledge segment comprises of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals where automation is primarily driven by regulatory compliance. The level of automation across the various segments in Chemical industries varies widely. Petrochemicals (Basic), Paints (Specialty), Pharmaceuticals (Knowledge) etc, are usually automated at the field measurement and plant control system levels. The integration of business processes and manufacturing processes is an area of and lifecycle costs on assets is a threat to the sector, as is statutory requirements around safety and environment protection.

There are challenges faced by the automation industry players such as difficulty to reach-out due to the fragmented nature of the chemicals industry and adoption and sustenance of automation by end users. Hence fragmented businesses or industry, and low technology awareness affecting decision making towards adopting new technology keeps the Indian manufactures off from adopting new technologies.

Since Indian manufacturers keep off from adopting new technologies, there are many trends that are yet to enter the Indian market like collaborative work environment across different functions in the manufacturing operations, viz. Production, Engineering, Maintenance, Supply chain etc, optimising energy footprint and remote monitoring and guidance for plant assets.