Fans of our annual ranking of the Top 50 suppliers by automation and control revenue probably already know that automation supplier revenues missed a curve in fiscal 2015. Both global and North American revenues are down significantly from 2014. Even now, persistently low oil prices combined with persistently high supply continue to drag down the process side of the business. Though some suppliers have seen favorable exchange rates, currency woes continue to plague the business overall. Power generation is the largest consumer of process automation worldwide, and the push away from coal-fired conventional central station generation to renewables like wind and solar had…Full Story
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