About Us

Established in 1981, Automation, Inc. is a Minneapolis based value-added stocking distributor of motion, machine vision, pneumatic, electrical, process control, and machine components.

We serve Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. 

Automation, Inc. is an Automation Solutions Provider.

We offer products from a diverse selection of manufacturers and stock select products. Our services include our IPS Design Center, Value Added Department, evaluations, training, seminars, and local technical support.

IPS Design Center

Our Design Center specializes in incorporating Parker IPS Extruded Aluminum into your projects. We can assist with the initial design, CAD drawings, machining, assembly, and installation. 

Value Added Department

Our technicians handle a wide range of services centered around the design, build, and quality check of full automation assembilies.


Our engineers and product specialists can conduct evaluations and proof of concept testing for many Vision, Robotic, and Pneumatic applications. 

Training and Seminars

We host monthly trainings and seminars to help engineers and management better understand new products and how to leverage existing products. 

Technical Support

We offer technical support on-site, over the phone, and through training opportunities. 

Automation, Inc. specializes in custom solutions designed specifically for your application. By owning the solution in-house, our customers save time and money, both at the time of installation and as the solution ages.  If a turn-key, completely integrated solution is what you are looking for, we can help you find a local integrator that will fit the job.


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