Teledyne Instruments ranked #25 on the Top 50 North American Automation & Control Vendors

Mason, Ohio – January 7, 2009
Teledyne Instruments was recently ranked #25 of the Top 50 North American Automation & Control Vendors. Control Magazine and ARC Advisory Group Show Who’s Hot and Who’s Not on the Automation Hit Parade. Teledyne Instrumentation business units serving this industry include: Analytical Instruments, Hastings, Test Services, Isco, Advanced Pollution Instruments, Tekmar, Leeman Labs and Benthos Taptone. The economic situation certainly reminds us all of an amusement park rollercoaster ride, maybe Disney’s “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.” But as we can see from the growth of the automation industry in 2007, there’s plenty to be happy about. While these numbers are for 2007, the first three months of 2008 continued the mostly double-digit increases in bookings for automation companies. What’s ahead? Nobody really knows. The discrete industries have taken a significant hit because of the stalled automobile industry. Consumer industries are dependent on buying, and we’re seeing consumer spending slowing down substantially. So, make sure your seat belt is fastened, and keep your hands and feet inside the car. 2009 will be a wild ride, but all the signs point to the automation industry riding it out reasonably well. As always, they have used a formula for ranking of their Top 50 Automation Companies. They are ranked by 2007 sales in North America (Canada, U.S., Mexico) and global sales. In some cases, they cite they had to make some educated assumptions (or guesses) based on annual reports and other publicly available data. Here’s what they have included in their definition of the 50 largest companies:

  • North American revenues, broken out from global revenues

  • Process automation systems and related hardware software and services

  • PLC business, as well as related hardware, software, services, I/O and bundled HMI

  • Other control hardware components, such as third party I/O, signal conditioners, intrinsic safety barriers, networking hardware, unit controllers and single and multiloop controllers

  • Process safety systems

  • SCADA systems for oil and gas, water and wastewater, and power distribution

  • AC drives

  • General motion control systems (GMC)

  • Computer numerical control (CNC) systems

  • Process field instrumentation, such as temperature and pressure transmitters, flowmeters, level transmitters and associated switches

  • Analytical equipment, including process electrochem, all types of IR technology, gas chromatographs for industrial manufacturing and related products

  • Control valves, actuators and positioners

  • Discrete sensors and actuators

  • All kinds of automation-related software, from advanced process control, simulation and optimization to third-party HMI, plant asset management, production management (MES), ERP integration packages from the major automation suppliers and similar software

  • All other automation-related services provided by the automation suppliers

  • Condition-monitoring equipment and systems

  • Ancillary systems, such as burner management systems, QCSs for pulp and paper, etc.

Full List of Top 50 American Vendors ​

About Teledyne Tekmar:

Teledyne Tekmar is a leader in the design and manufacturing of analytical instrumentation for the laboratory. Tekmar provides productivity-enhancing instrumentation and solutions to a number of industries including Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Wastewater, Food and Beverage, Forensics and Toxicology, Petrochemical, Industrial/Chemical and Polymers/Plastics. 

Their world-renowned Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) product line includes systems for Gas Chromatography (GC) Sample Introduction, High-Throughput Purge and Trap sample concentration, Sample Automation, and Static and Dynamic Headspace analysis. 

Teledyne Tekmar’s line of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Total Nitrogen (TN) Analyzers provides unparalleled accuracy, precision, throughput and robustness for water samples varying in quality from semiconductor-grade to municipal wastewater. All of our pharmaceutical instruments have available 21 CFR Part 11 software tools for your compliance needs, as well as validation documentation, services and training. 

For more information on Teledyne Tekmar, visit or call 513-229-7000 / 800-874-2004. ​