IO-Link Global Market Report 2023: Increasing Adoption of IO-Link in the Automotive Industry Presents Opportunities

Dublin, March 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "IO-Link Market by Type (IO-Link Wired, IO-Link Wireless), Component (IO-Link Masters, IO-Link Devices), Industry (Process Industries, Hybrid Industries), Application (Machine Tools, Intralogistics Solutions) and Region - Global Forecast to 2028" report has been added to's offering.

The IO-Link market is projected to reach USD 33.9 billion by 2028 from an estimated USD 13.6 billion in 2023, at a CAGR of 20.0% from 2023 to 2028.

The ability to support all fieldbus protocols is driving the growth of the IO-Link market, whereas use of compact machines and use of basic sensors are restraining the growth of IO-Link market

IO-Link wireless segment is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during forecast period

The IO-Link wireless segment is projected to register a higher CAGR during the forecast period. The performance, functionality, and capability of IO-Link wireless are comparable to wired IO-Link; however, the elimination of cables ensures more flexibility, greater robustness, and better scalability. The rising demand for the IO-Link wireless protocol and increasing adoption of smart manufacturing across industries are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the manufacturers of the IO-Link wireless solutions, which in turn, drives the growth of the segment in the future.

IO-Link devices segment to register growth at higher CAGR

IO-Link devices can be integrated into any fieldbus or automation system and have auto-device replacement functionality. They can be connected using the same cost-effective standard unshielded 3-wire cables as conventional discrete I/O, which helps reduce complex wiring. In the manufacturing industry, there is a growing need for operational excellence. This leads to the demand for various industrial services, such as predictive maintenance, condition monitoring, and traceability, which are expected to spur the demand for IO-Link devices. All these factors are expected to drive the growth of the IO-Link devices segment during the forecast period.

Discrete industries segment is likely to grow at hthe ighest CAGR

The discrete industries segment is likely to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Discrete industries follow stringent protocols for their manufacturing operations and continuously focus on reducing operational costs. This leads them to adopt industrial automation and IoT technologies for their business operations. These industries also majorly focus on improving the operational efficiency of machines to meet the growing customer demands. IO-Link can help reduce manufacturing costs, speed up commissioning times, reduce the number of network nodes, and lower the downtime of machines or systems. Discrete manufacturing involves parts and systems such as nuts and bolts, brackets, wires, assemblies, and individual products. A discrete product at the end of its life cycle can be broken down into its components, which can be recycled.

Packaging automation solutions segment to register significant growth during forecast period

The packaging automation solutions segment of the IO-Link market is expected to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for effective and speedy packaging processes with minimal human interventions. Moreover, packaging automation solutions are used in various packaging processes, including product sorting, product handling, product storage, and product shipment. IO-Link solutions help optimize the packaging process by establishing bidirectional communication between sensors and automation systems. IO-Link solutions also offer features such as rapid and safe commissioning, reliable and high-quality packaging processes, improved availability of the final packaging machines, rapid returns on investment, and the ability to carry out remote diagnosis. Hence, the continuous evolution of packaging automation and the high adoption of IO-Link-based sensors are expected to boost the demand for packaging automation solutions in the near future.

Asia Pacific to register growth at the highest CAGR

Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing IO-Link market owing to the ongoing technological innovations and increasing adoption of automation technologies in various industries. In Asia Pacific, IO-Link technology is used in industries such as automotive and electronics. Japan and China are the major contributors to the IO-Link market in the region. Asia Pacific has emerged as an automobile manufacturing hub in the world. Hence, companies such as Volkswagen, Toyota Motor Corporation, Renault-Nissan- Mitsubishi Alliance, Daimler, Tata Motors, and Mahindra & Mahindra have made investments in automating their automobile production sites. Owing to this, Asia Pacific is likely to register growth at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Market Dynamics


  • Rising Demand for Industry 4.0
  • Ability to Support All Fieldbus Protocols
  • Growing Demand for Remote Configuration, Monitoring, and Maintenance


  • Use of Compact Machines
  • Use of Basic Sensors


  • Limitations of Ethernet
  • Increasing Adoption of Io-Link in the Automotive Industry


  • Cyber Risks Associated with Automation Systems

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages224
Forecast Period2023 - 2028
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2023$13.6 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2028$33.9 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate20.0%

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Io-Link Market, by Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Io-Link Wired
6.3 Io-Link Wireless

7 Io-Link Market, by Component
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Io-Link Masters
7.2.1 Profinet
7.2.2 Ethernet/IP
7.2.3 Modbus Tcp/IP
7.2.4 Ethercat
7.2.5 Multiprotocol
7.2.6 Others
7.3 Io-Link Devices
7.3.1 Sensor Nodes
7.3.2 Modules
7.3.3 Actuators
7.3.4 RFID Read Heads and Others

8 Io-Link Market, by Industry
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Discrete Industries
8.2.1 Automotive
8.2.2 Aerospace & Defense
8.2.3 Semiconductor & Electronics
8.2.4 Machine Manufacturing
8.2.5 Packaging
8.3 Hybrid Industries
8.3.1 Pharmaceuticals
8.3.2 Metals & Mining
8.3.3 Food & Beverages
8.3.4 Cement and Glass
8.4 Process Industries
8.4.1 Oil & Gas
8.4.2 Chemicals
8.4.3 Energy & Power

9 Io-Link Market, by Application
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Machine Tools
9.3 Handling and Assembly Automation
9.4 Packaging Automation Solutions
9.5 Intralogistics Solutions

10 Io-Link Market, by Region

11 Competitive Landscape

12 Company Profiles

13 Appendix

Companies Mentioned

  • Balluff GmbH
  • Banner Engineering Corp.
  • Baumer
  • Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. Kg
  • Belden Inc.
  • Bihl+Wiedemann GmbH
  • Bosch Rexroth Ag
  • Carlo Gavazzi Holding Ag
  • Coretigo
  • Datalogic S.P.A.
  • Festo Se & Co. Kg
  • Hans Turck GmbH & Co. Kg
  • Ifm Electronic GmbH
  • Jumo GmbH & Co. Kg
  • Murrelektronik GmbH
  • Omron Corporation
  • Pepperl+Fuchs
  • Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. Kg
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Sick Ag
  • Siemens Ag
  • Smc Corporation
  • Weidmuller Interface GmbH & Co. Kg
  • Wenglor Sensoric GmbH

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