NEWS RELEASE                                                                            April 2017

Cleanroom IIoT and Remote O&M Market will exceed $11 Billion in 2026

Operators of cleanrooms in the pharmaceutical, semiconductor and other industries requiring ultra clean environments will invest $5.1 billion in new rooms and other capital equipment plus an additional $7.1 billion in consumables and outside services this year. N6F World Cleanroom Markets. Of this total $1.2 billion will be spent for IIoT and Remote O&M. The IIoT segment will grow rapidly over the next decade and reach $11 billion by 2026. N031 Industrial IOT and Remote O&M

Cleanroom Revenues ($ millions)



C&S Total





Total 5100 7140 12240 857 7711
 Africa 50 70 120 8 77
 America 1100 1540 2640 185 1663
 Asia 3300 4620 7920 554 4990
 Europe 650 910 1560 109 983

Asia will dominate the market due to its continued expansion of electronics manufacturing and its leading role in generic drugs.

The IIoT & Remote O&M applied to the manufacturing processes will be much larger but cleanrooms will also be an important segment. The challenge is to integrate the offerings of the cleanroom suppliers with the digital process management of the facilities.

Many large companies will be able to gain synergy among their products with IIoT related to cleanrooms. ABB is an example of a company with lots of components as well as the digital process management programs.

ABB Robotics has introduced an ISO 5 (Class 100) Cleanroom version of the IRB 120, its smallest ever multipurpose 6-axis robot. The component materials of the IRB 120 prone to particle generation have been modified to eliminate the potential for contamination of the manufacturing area and the parts being processed.

ABB is shaping and focusing its divisional structure into four market-leading divisions:  Electrification Products, Robotics and Motion, Industrial Automation and Power Grids. The divisions are empowered as entrepreneurial units within ABB, reflected in an enhancement of its performance and compensation model focusing on individual accountability and responsibility. They benefit from sales collaboration orchestrated by regions and countries as well as from the group-wide digital offering; ABB’s leading G&A structure and costs; common supply chain management; and corporate research centers.

This sales collaboration is a welcome initiative. It has been the McIlvaine experience that most large multi divisional companies do not take advantage of the divisional synergies. McIlvaine has explored the Industrial Internet of Wisdom (IIoW) as a way to empower IIoT. The interconnection of individuals within the supplier companies is an important aspect of IIoW.

The Industrial Automation division succeeds the former Process Automation division. ABB will drive digitalization across industry sectors, building on its No.1 position in process control through software and services. ABB has domain expertise that allows it to master the control room in a wide range of industries such as pharmaceuticals, mining, shipping and oil and gas. By focusing on growing segments and bringing together maintenance, operation and control, ABB will drive penetration of strongholds and create differentiation for customers.

ABB has comprehensive IIoT solutions for industries utilizing cleanrooms. Its manufacturing execution systems (MES) play an essential role in achieving sustainable competitive advantages in the life science industry today. They enable higher plant efficiency and productivity as well as greater flexibility and agility throughout the production processes.

ABB collaborates with a leading pharmaceutical MES supplier, Werum IT Solutions GmbH based in Lüneburg, Germany, on control system solutions for life science industries.

Werum's PAS-X out-of-the-box software product is operating in approximately 800 installations of the world’s pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Manufacturing IT products from Werum IT Solutions help pharmaceutical manufacturers increase efficiency, improve productivity, and meet regulatory requirements.

The collaboration on the joint solution complements ABB's control systems offering with the latest MES technology, which is seen as a key component for efficient production workflows in the life science industry. By bringing together both offerings, ABB and Werum IT Solutions will be able to deliver full scope engineering and validation solutions according to the GAMP5 guideline, and comply with regulations, such as FDA (21 CFR part 11).MES capabilities include:

  • Production order management
  • Quality management
  • Weigh & dispense
  • Warehouse management
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs) – bringing consistency to manual operations by guiding the operator through each step with the required production and safety instructions and checks.
  • Paperless manufacturing – electronic batch record.

Just as ABB incorporates Werum in its cloud-based solutions, it can also collaborate with Envirco, Mahindra, Lighthouse, Terra, Vaisala and Berendsen to provide the full range of remote support systems.

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