Recognized by the AJC as the top medium size company to work for in the Atlanta area in 2012, 2014, and 2017. AutomationDirect has prioritized creating a company culture that allows employees to take ownership of their jobs and to be rewarded for a job well done.
AutomationDirect.com, originally founded as PLCDirect in 1994, has quickly grown from its humble beginnings as a PLC company to a well-recognized name in the Industrial Automation Market. As the first industrial controls company to successfully use a direct sales catalog for PLC products, and now with a huge inventory supporting an online superstore, AutomationDirect continues to innovate in the market with both products and sales.
DirectLOGIC (DL) PLC line is introduced. A good I/O range with low prices versus the traditional suppliers make these an instant hit in the industry. Our company turns a profit in the fourth month of operations, making us a viable alternative in the industrial controls market.
DL105 with 14 built-in I/O is the first brick PLC under $200.
1st Direct ONLINE Seller of PLCs & Industrial Controls
We saw ecommerce as a way to reach more customers and provide a better experience when buying industrial controls. So instead of focusing solely on what was already working (our printed catalog), we launched a fully functional Web store to take advantage of the power of the Internet.
Caught the industry by surprise but not our customers. They've known since day one, we've got their back. Our support is always FREE!
And we've gotten top honors for 15 years straight.
DL06 PLC supports up to 100 I/O in it's small footprint.
Our most versatile and expandable brick PLC, starts at $69
Productivity3000 launches featuring a high-performance CPU and advanced control capabilities.
"You can't stock enough inventory and have it ship same day as it's ordered?"
Yep, we do. And shipping is FREE on most items if you order is over $49
The Do-more series CPU adds speed and greater functionality to the time-tested DL 205 line.
Added ethernet capability to the CLICK series PLC. The feature-packed Productivity2000 PLC with enhanced capabilities and a slim, affordable design was introduced.
Innovative design and value reinterpreted with affordable choices for our customers.
MAKER IN - INDUSTRIAL OUT Industrial-Grade CPU (Arduino-Compatible).
“Love this product, I specify materials for breweries and distilleries and all of the panels I design are exclusively AD. Love the fact that we can get replacements sent to anywhere in the US in 2 days. Tech support has been consistently excellent.”
“Website is easy to navigate. I can always find what I need. Product has always been in stock and received in a timely manner.”
“Products are good. Shipping is top notch. However, tech support keeps me coming back. They are patient and look for solutions not just answer questions. Good job!”
“I have had nothing but excellent service from Automation Direct. The purchases that I have made have worked perfect and arrived quicker than I expected. A+A+A+”
“I was able to design and built a control system in weeks. Your website and technical information that was available allowed me to do this. In addition, the shipping was flawless. Great job.”
“I have come to trust AutomationDirect will provide a quality product and service. Questions before, during, and after the sale are addressed in a professional and courteous manner. Technical Support is great. I do not hesitate in reaching out to them for assistance. There have been occasions when follow-up calls were made, because of the complexity of the situation or my lack of experience with a product.”
“PLC system components that I have purchased from AutomationDirect were easy to configure and have function well in the desired application! Customer support has been excellent.”
“The shipping was very quick and you have everything. Will buy there again”
“Automation Direct is now my one stop shop for all pneumatic components. They have the biggest selection of parts, and the shipping is prompt. No more searching the internet for this part and that part. Highly recommended!”