Ethernet Powerlink Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Ethernet Powerlink Market Overview

The global Ethernet Powerlink market size is forecast to reach $4.8 billion by 2026, growing at CAGR 6.6% from 2021 to 2026. Ethernet Powerlink is a real-time protocol for standard Ethernet and data link layer. It is an open protocol managed by the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group. The growth of this market is being propelled by the increasing demand for high-speed, high-bandwidth, ease of installation and improved reliability of industrial network and networking equipment across various end-user verticals due to the growing penetration of industry 4.0. The mass adoption of industrial Ethernet networks, such as Ethernet powerlink and Power over Ethernet in the power sector due to the shifting emphasis towards renewable power generation and smart grids, coupled with the rising penetration of digitalization in utility sectors have led to the increase in the Ethernet POWERLINK deployment.

Report Coverage

The report: “Ethernet Powerlink Industry Outlook – Forecast (2021-2026)”, by IndustryARC covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Ethernet POWERLINK Market.
By Offering Type: Hardware (Interface cards, Embedded Chips, Bricks, Modules, Hubs, Cable connector, Gateways and others), Software and Services.
By End-device Type: Sensors/ Input/ Output Modules, Actuators, Control systems, Drives and others.
By End-users: Power, Automotive, Mining, Oil and Gas, Food and beverage, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Aerospace and Defense, Transportation & Logistics, General Manufacturing, Electronics and Semiconductors, Utilities and others.
By Geography: North America (U.S, Canada, Mexico), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Others), APAC(China, Japan India, Australia and Others), South America(Brazil, Argentina and others), and RoW (Middle east and Africa)

Key Takeaways

  • North America dominated the Ethernet POWERLINK market in 2019 with a share of 34%, owing to paradigm shift towards high speed automation technology and the need for differential data transmission and data link layer.
  • The growing adoption of POWERLINK among the leading manufacturers of vision, motion, control, pneumatic, sensor and robotics technology has fueled the demand of Ethernet Powerlink Hardware products.
  • The growing demand of Ethernet POWERLINK as well as Power over Ethernet Market owing to the increasing penetration of automation.
  • The evolution of Cobots, designed as an industrial robot are developed to provide high-volume operations in manufacturing hub.

    Ethernet Powerlink Market, By Region, 2020

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Ethernet Powerlink Market Segment Analysis - By Offering Types

The Hardware segment is analyzed to register the highest share of 54% in 2020, owing to the growing penetration of IIoT among manufacturing hubs worldwide. Some other industry verticals such as oil & gas, utility, chemical and food & beverage are also expeditiously implementing Powerlink due to increasing demand for the high-speed production. Among Ethernet powerlink hardware offerings, the Gateway defines the latest in Industry 4.0 due to promising features that makes it easy to connect to IoT without any automation logic intervention. The aim of IoT Gateway and other data link layers is providing unison among companies through the strategic goal of networking among all associated machines and systems.

In November 2019, Bosch Rexroth launched IoT Gateway V2 to support users with seamless connectivity, with an adjustable and scalable concept for one or more machines for increasing productivity. Moreover, the continuous rise in adoption of PoE- based products for powering networks in a secure and energy-efficient way drives the growth of the market. In November 2020, the Ethernet Alliance launched Gen 2 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Certification Program, regarding the rising demand across industry for interoperable PoE (Power over Ethernet) products as well as solutions.

Ethernet Powerlink Market Segment Analysis - By End-Use Industry

The growth of the manufacturing market is being propelled by the increasing demand for high speed M2M communication. Owing to the trends such as connected factory, digital twin, robotics and manufacturing analytics, which demand high speed data communication, are some of the major factors driving the Ethernet powerlink market. To aim increasing demands of the fourth industrial revolution era, in July 2020, Doosan Robotics Inc. launched six new Cobots, also called collaborative robots to drive the momentum of the smart factory industry. The logistic & transportation Ethernet powerlink market are set to witness the significant growth rate of CAGR 8.2% during the forecast period 2021-2026. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, astounding demand for home-delivery in E-commerce sector increased remarkably. The giant E-commerce companies reevaluate automation technology pertinent to warehouse management in batches and package stations, which is also one of the major factors driving the growth of the market. 

In August 2020, Attabotics, inspired by ant colonies, announced a hefty investment of $50 million to accelerate a supply chain solution that will transform “traditional warehouse into a single, vertical storage structure”. This will transform traditional storehouses into single and vertical storage structures, and will include implementation of high-speed warehouse robotics solutions, thereby driving the market of Ethernet powerlink.

Ethernet Powerlink Market Segment Analysis - By Geography 

North America dominated the Ethernet POWERLINK Market in 2020 with a share of 34%, followed by Europe in the same year. The early adoption of employing Powerlink and shift towards high-speed industrial automation systems across various industry verticals has accelerated the growth of Ethernet Powerlink Market in the region. In March 2019, Ideal Networks launched NaviTEK IE, a purpose-built handheld network testing equipment to prevent any troubleshooting of standard Ethernet IP networks. In industrial Ethernet networks, NaviTEK IE simplifies the testing process both cabling and networks, as preventative maintenance is the key to keep operations running efficiently in Industrial Ethernet applications, and thus, drive the market in a competitive across logistics, service and manufacturing.

Ethernet Powerlink Market Drivers

Increasing penetration of automation

In plant based industry, automation integrates industrial machinery to perform tasks automatically and thus, reduce production cost, part cycle time and enhance quality and reliability. The focus of Automation has transformed from IT operations to business processes, and thus, rapid funding by big venture capitalist enterprises is initiated to remain productive and competitive. In October 2019, Automation Anywhere launched AI-Powered RPA-as-a-Service Platform that offers cloud-native platform solutions, ease of use and built-in AI capabilities to support automation processes much faster and cost-efficiently.

Evolution of Cobots accelerates manufacturing operation

Cobots are becoming collaborative, and coupled with other technologies of industry 4.0, Cobots offer high-volume operations at reduced direct labor costs. In December 2019, FANUC launched the first lightweight cobot to manage global skills shortages. All the six models of FANUC’s ‘green’ CR series of collaborative robots are designed to be used as an industrial robot. Technologies such as Power over Ethernet and other data link layer technology.

Ethernet Powerlink Market Challenges

Severe security vulnerabilities among networking technology

Security breaches are common in most of the industrial networks and rapid deployments of industrial Ethernet nodes are also accelerating the risk sensitive data theft. The cyber threats among manufacturing plants are ever-growing due to sudden attack threats to halt manufacturing operation. In June 2020, Honda, Japanese car manufacturer suffered a ransomware attack that disrupted its entire factory operation and global operations.

Ethernet Powerlink Market Landscape

Partnerships and acquisitions along with product launches are the key strategies adopted by the players in the Ethernet POWERLINK Market. Ethernet POWERLINK top 10 companies include Beckhoff New Automation Technology, Siemens AG, Cisco Systems, Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc., Schneider Electric, B&R Industrial Automation GmbH, Belden Incorporated, General Cable Technologies Corporation, ABB, Moxa and among others.


  • In September 2019, Siemens launched a Power line Carrier (PLC) system, known as PowerLink IP for administering digital high-voltage substations. With the help of PowerLink IP, the operators of power grid can manage digitalization for Ethernet/IP communication through overhead lines and also, ensure advantages such as cost-effective communication mode for teleprotection, voice and data.
  • In June 2019, Belden acquired Opterna, a provider of fiber-optic products and systems to grow and enable to share-capture in broadband business.

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1. Ethernet Powerlink Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Ethernet Powerlink Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
    2.2 Key trends By End Device Type
    2.3 Key trends By End Use Industry
    2.4 Key trends segmented by Geography
3. Ethernet Powerlink Market – Market Landscape
    3.1 Comparative Analysis
        3.1.1 Product/Company Benchmarking-Top 5 Companies
        3.1.2 Top 5 Financial Analysis
        3.1.3 Market Value Split by Top 5 Companies
        3.1.4 Patent Analysis
        3.1.5 Pricing Analysis (Comparison of General Price of Industry Solutions)
4. Ethernet Powerlink Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium (Premium)
    4.1 Regulatory Scenario
    4.2 Ease of Doing Business Index
    4.3 Case Studies
    4.4 Customer Analysis
5. Ethernet Powerlink Market – Startup Company Scenario (Premium)
    5.1 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
    5.2 Startup Company Analysis
6. Ethernet Powerlink Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters five force model
        6.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining powers of customers
        6.3.3 Threat of new entrants
        6.3.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.3.5 Threat of substitutes
7. Ethernet Powerlink Market – By Strategic Analysis (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunities Analysis
    7.3 Product Life Cycle/Market Life Cycle Analysis
8. Ethernet Powerlink Market – By Offering Type (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    8.1 Hardware
        8.1.1 Interface cards
        8.1.2 Embedded Chips
        8.1.3 Bricks
        8.1.4 Modules
        8.1.5 Hubs
        8.1.6 Cable connector
        8.1.7 Gateways
        8.1.8 Others
    8.2 Software
    8.3 Services
9. Ethernet Powerlink Market – By End Device Type (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    9.1 Sensors
    9.2 Input/ Output Modules
    9.3 Actuators
    9.4 Control systems
    9.5 Drives
    9.6 Others
10. Ethernet Powerlink Market – By End User Industry (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    10.1 Power
    10.2 Automotive
    10.3 Mining
    10.4 Oil and Gas
    10.5 Food and beverage
    10.6 Pharmaceutical
    10.7 Chemical
    10.8 Aerospace and Defense
    10.9 Transportation & Logistics
    10.10 General Manufacturing
    10.11 Electronics and Semiconductors
    10.12 Utilities
    10.13 Others
11. Ethernet Powerlink Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    11.1 North America
        11.1.1 U.S
        11.1.2 Canada
        11.1.3 Mexico
    11.2 Europe
        11.2.1 Germany
        11.2.2 France
        11.2.3 UK
        11.2.4 Italy
        11.2.5 Spain
        11.2.6 Russia
        11.2.7 Netherlands
        11.2.8 Others
    11.3 APAC
        11.3.1 China
        11.3.2 Japan
        11.3.3 South Korea
        11.3.4 India
        11.3.5 Australia
        11.3.6 Indonesia
        11.3.7 Malaysia
        11.3.8 Others
    11.4 South America
        11.4.1 Brazil
        11.4.2 Argentina
        11.4.3 Chile
        11.4.4 Colombia
        11.4.5 Others
    11.5 RoW
        11.5.1 Middle East
        11.5.2 Africa
12. Ethernet Powerlink Market - Market Entropy
    12.1 New product launches
    12.2 M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships
13. Ethernet Powerlink Market – Industry Competitive Landscape (Premium)
    13.1 Market Share – Global
    13.2 Market Share by Region
    13.3 Market Share By End Use Industry
    13.4 Market Share By End Device Type
14. Ethernet Powerlink Market – Key Company List by Country Premium (Premium)
15. Ethernet Powerlink Market - Company Analysis
    15.1 Company 1
    15.2 Company 2
    15.3 Company 3
    15.4 Company 4
    15.5 Company 5
    15.6 Company 6
    15.7 Company 7
    15.8 Company 8
    15.9 Company 9
    15.10 Company 10