Top 50 Automation Companies of 2017: Digitalization Takes Over
Smaller, Independents Thrive; Startups Pop Up
While the same suppliers still occupy the leading positions, mid-sized suppliers are continuing to do a good business. Companies like Roper Technologies, National Instruments, Pepperl+Fuchs, Endress+Hauser, Ametek, PAS and Phoenix Contact continue to grow and expand their businesses. Meanwhile, a whole new crop of smaller startup companies is being born that are focusing on analytics and ICS cybersecurity. There are literally hundreds of these companies emerging, but some key names include Bayshore Networks, Dragos, Bedrock, Nozomi Networks, Seeq, Owl Cyber Defense and Inductive Automation.