China Chinese DCS Vendors Gain Local Market Share

According to data from the China Industry Automation and Instrument Institute, local distributed control system (DCS) vendors in China are growing from 20 percent market share in 1999 and expected to reach to 50 percent by 2006 especially in petrochemical and chemical projects.

By 2004, total DCS sales in China were 6.8 billion renminbi (RMB, $816 million), including complete plant imports. Local vendors won 2.5 billion RMB ($300 million). The major Chinese DCS vendors are Hollysys, Xinhua Control and Supcon. They were projected to achieve more than half of the mid-size and small company market in 2005. But significant engineering projects use only imported systems/products.

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