• In accomplishing most optimal, easiest and convenient ways for executing our routine tasks, technology has an all-important role. Similarly, automation technology has attained an eminent position in today's business realm by bringing more efficient use of materials, improved product quality and volume, enhanced safety and less human error etc. It is eradicating the necessity of human intervention in diversified areas especially in repetitive tasks including IT support, remote infrastructure and business processes. Owing to significant factors like the rapid adoption of IoT and ample opportunities provided by Industrial Revolution 4.0, global industrial and factory automation market is anticipated to reach USD 221.17 billion by 2021. At present, technological advancements in robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning are significantly making a new automation age, thereby the possibilities of ever-smarter and more cost-effective solutions with cognitive capabilities, will be high in future. In such a scenario, enterprises seek for most reliable technology partners who concentrate on bringing innovative automation solutions and follow pragmatic approach. On account of increasing efforts to make manufacturing processes more efficient, accomplish zero defects and meet global quality standards, nowadays automation technology is becoming an indispensable part of India's every industrial sector. Hence, CIOReview presents a list of “20 Most Promising Automation Solution Providers”, to assist C-Level executives in spotting right partner. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, industry analysts and CIOReview editorial team have scrutinized various companies before finalizing these vendors who offer cutting edge technology solutions to accomplish better productivity, increased accuracy and repeatability, and improved safety.