The European Machine Vision Association has published its new market study. Data from 247 companies in the European machine vision industry has been evaluated for the 2012 edition of this report. The market study shows that 2011 was an excellent year for the European machine vision industry which could expand its turnover by almost 15%. The prospects remain positive: A further growth of 6% in 2012 is expected by the surveyed companies.
What makes the report unique is the fact that it is based on detailed data provided by the surveyed companies. Moreover, numerous interviews were conducted with machine vision experts in order to identify the current trends in the sector. Industry sales in the survey are broken down to regions, product types, applications, customer types and customer industries. In addition to the European statistics, readers now find five country-specific reports covering machine vision in France, Germany, Italy, the UK and - for the first time - in Benelux. For the machine vision industry, the report is an indispensable source of information for strategic decisions.
With the detailed explanations of technical terms and an introduction to machine vision technology, the survey, however, does not only address enterprises in the machine vision industry. It also serves as a valuable tool for stakeholders from industry related areas, such as financial institutions, the investment community, representatives of the regional, national and European legislature, as well as business planners and analysts. Industry outsiders and users of machine vision technology who wish to find out more about trends and developments benefit from the clearly laid-out structure and the easy to understand language in the report.