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Frost & Sullivan: Sub-Saharan Africa Needs to Match the Pace of Automation with Improved Staffing

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Frost & Sullivan: Sub-Saharan AfricaFrost & Sullivan: Sub-Saharan Africa Needs to Match the Pace of Automation with Improved Staffing PR Newswire CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Jan. 16, 2014 -- The untapped natural resources in SSA provide a strong reason to increase production levels in all industrial sectors, especially mining Automation and control systems (ACS) technologies in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) are set to experience a surge in investment following a slew of industrial sector project expansions, escalating global demand for mineral commodities, and enhanced awareness of the benefits of automation. Africa, however, will require more skilled personnel to adapt to increasing automation levels. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.industrialautomation.frost.com), Sub-Saharan Africa's Automation and Control Solutions Market in the Mining Industry: An Analysis of the Top 3 Countries, finds that the market earned revenues of $13.20 million in 2012 and estimates these revenues to grow to $18.70 million in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 5.2 percent. ACS technologies covered within this analysis include distributed control system (DCS), programmable logic controller (PLC), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), manufacturing execution systems (MES) and human-machine interface (HMI).

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Frost & Sullivan: Sub-Saharan Africa Needs to Match the Pace of Automation with Improved Staffing

PR Newswire

-- The untapped natural resources in SSA provide a strong reason to increase production levels in all industrial sectors, especially mining

Automation and control systems (ACS) technologies in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) are set to experience a surge in investment following a slew of industrial sector project expansions, escalating global demand for mineral commodities, and enhanced awareness of the benefits of automation. Africa, however, will require more skilled personnel to adapt to increasing automation levels.