Mark Watson

Mark Watson

Within the Manufacturing Technology Group at IHS Markit, Mark manages a team of analysts producing highly detailed annual market statistics for discrete automation, capital equipment, industrial communications, smart manufacturing, switchgear, industrial robotics and vertical machinery markets. His team’s coverage includes “Factory of the Future”, end/capital equipment, industrial cyber security, hardware control & visualization components, discrete machine-safety components, all types of industrial communication (Fieldbus, Industrial Ethernet and Wireless), fluid power, relays and circuit protection components.

The group is widely recognized as the leading provider of data and insight in all of these areas, publishing annual reports and quarterly market indexes. Mark regularly speaks at industry events and collaborates with leading suppliers and industry associations on custom research and consultancy.

Mark joined the company in August 2005, having over 11 years’ experience of working on syndicated annual research, quarterly services and custom projects for some of the industry’s leading players. Mark holds a BSc honors degree in management science from The University of Wales, Swansea. He is based in Wellingborough, UK and can be contacted at Mark.Watson@ihsmarkit.com.


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Industrial trucks to face new competition from AGVs

Despite relatively good performance in 2015 with a market value totalling $27.4 billion, industrial trucks and lifts are facing new competition from automatic guided vehicles (AGVs).

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Manufacturing Technology
Industrial Robots Market Brief - Q3 2016

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Manufacturing Technology
Discrete Machine Safety Components Report - 2016

This report is a study investigating the global market for discrete machine-safety components. The report provides in-depth analysis of the market statistics for 2015, identifying key trends that will affect it from 2016 to 2020 and quantifying how the market will change during this period.

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Manufacturing Technology
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