Connecting 70 million smart devices through 70,000 control systems, ABB has one of the largest installed bases of process automation systems when compared to other automation vendors. Frost & Sullivan states that ABB’s penetration and expansion in emerging markets has helped it dominate the DCS market with a 20.5% market share in 2016. It notes that ABB’s two closest competitors hold market shares of 15.2% and 14.5%.
ABB offers the customer-specific control platforms ABB Ability System 800xA, ABB Ability Symphony Plus, Freelance and Compact Product Suite. Symphony Plus
is tailored to the power generation and water industries whereas System 800xA
is targeted towards all other industries. Both DCS solutions are industry-leading and proven over decades evident by their installed base. All DCS solutions
support customers by driving gains in performance, productivity, efficiency, and safety throughout the end-user business operations lifecycle, from the planning stage to the maintenance stage.