LONDON The market for industrial PCs in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region will increase to over €740 million (around $940 million) by 2010 according to research report from IMS Research.
The compound annual growth rate will be 8 percent and developing regions such as Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the Russian Federation are expected to register the strongest growth, with annual growth rates in excess of 13.0 percent.
IMS says the high percentage growth rates in these regions is down to the growing number of manufacturing companies relocating to these areas due to their comparatively low labour costs. Many of these countries are also currently experiencing a period of strong economic expansion.
“Regional growth is driven by the predicted economic performance of each region and the number of machines and systems which are expected to be manufactured within the region over the forecast period. The influx of foreign manufacturing companies to these developing regions is therefore having a very positive affect on the market for industrial PCs,” said Mark Watson, the report's author.