The sudden epidemic has brought a huge impact on people's life and work. It seems that all walks of life have pressed the "pause key" at the same time, which also brings opportunities and challenges to the logistics and FMCG packaging industry. How to meet the demand of these industries for packaging under and after the epidemic, expand the application and value of packaging, and realize the green, functional and intelligent packaging, is me We need to analyze and think about the automation industry.
Although the impact of the epidemic on the automation market throughout the year is limited, the employment interruption caused by the epidemic also affected the global supply chain that partially relies on China. The trend of automation of production lines that reduce the dependence on labor may be further strengthened driven by the epidemic.
In the process automation market of metallurgy, petrochemical, chemical industry, electric power, building materials and municipal administration, although the project start-up cycle is affected by the epidemic situation, at present, the impact may be smaller than other industries. The outbreak in 2020 may cause the backlog of automation demand in PA field in the first half of the year to be released later. In the long run, after the outbreak, the digital demands of production line equipment remote diagnosis, operation and maintenance in these industries may be more clear. Before that, the solutions to many problems such as operation effect evaluation, infrastructure problems, information interaction Island, security and so on may be more clear.
In the difficult period of the epidemic, many enterprises that have used digital solutions in a large range are keeping normal operation under the protection of intelligent system. Using remote monitoring instead of manual and data analysis to predict production scheduling, the advantages of large-scale realization of intelligent manufacturing enterprises are highlighted at this moment. There is no dense population, reducing the risk of infection; fewer people, quick and flexible return to work. In special period, enterprises can resume normal operation more quickly.
Electronic manufacturing equipment, textile and clothing equipment, food and beverage packaging equipment, machine tools and other equipment manufacturing industries were affected by the epidemic. Most of their downstream small and medium-sized enterprises are consumer manufacturing enterprises seriously affected. Most of these industries are concentrated in East China, central and South China, which are also the disaster areas of this epidemic, and the demand for automation will also face pressure in the short term. After this epidemic, for the industries that still rely on a lot of manpower or are in the process of upgrading, how to improve the intelligent and flexible equipment, improve the industrial Internet architecture and other issues will gradually be paid attention to by the enterprise side.
We also see new opportunities in emerging areas that may accelerate after the epidemic, such as medicine / medical equipment, smart hospitals, smart logistics, smart cities, smart agriculture, smart transportation, smart buildings / security, new infrastructure and so on.
For the automation market, the power of emerging industries is not enough to leverage the automation market in the short term, and the potential is huge in the long term. The trend of man-machine integration, software and hardware integration, up and down integration, and cross-border integration will certainly bring new business ecological changes and increase market opportunities.