Global industrial automation supplier


159,638 parts to 9,162 customers in 115 countries

European Automation offers a comprehensive supply and repair service for PLC systems, Servo Drives, HMIs, Displays, Motors, CNC Machine Tool Systems and Robots, comprising all of the major manufacturers

Trusted by


European Automation specialises in supplying automation equipment to specific industry sectors. We work with some of the worlds largest companies & our knowledge and expertise is regularly featured in industry publications across the globe.

Oil & GasOil & Gas

Oil & Gas

Rigorous environmental regulations and mounting energy prices are two of the most intimidating challenges ...

Read more
Life SciencesLife Sciences

Life Sciences

Quality control has always been a major issue in the pharmaceutical industry. In recent years, increasing ...

Read more
Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

The diversity of the food and beverage industry can be daunting at times. A successful company has to offer its customers a variety of choices, while following food safety and quality guidelines. Diversity ...

Read more
Plastics & Packaging

Plastics & Packaging

Reconciling affordable production with high production costs, strict environmental standards and innovative, high quality products and solutions is never an easy task. Manufacturing efficiency is also ...

Read more
Aerospace & AutomotiveAerospace & Automotive

Aerospace & Automotive

In recent years, the traditionally thriving automotive and aerospace industries have been influenced ...

Read more



AUTOMATED by European Automation. Insight, opinion, features and special reports for industrial automation professionals.

A lesson in communication Business

A lesson in communication

August 11, 2015

The importance of the machine to machine (M2M) communication protocol OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) in achieving Industry 4.0 goals. A comprehensive look at the benefits, achievements and future prospects of the industrial communication protocol. Read more

Evolve With Effective Obsolescence Management Technology

Evolve With Effective Obsolescence Management

August 03, 2015

Technology today is advancing at such a rapid pace that it sometimes feels like more products are becoming obsolete every day. Here, we explore how the battle between innovation and obsolescence management affects short term and long term planning. Read more

Man or Machine? Automation

Man or Machine?

July 21, 2015

For many, the idea of artificial intelligence surpassing human intellect is a daunting thought. Here, we take a look at the advancements in man-machine collaboration that mean that humans and robots can work harmoniously together. Read more

ECO Obsolete Technology (EOT) Business

ECO Obsolete Technology (EOT)

July 14, 2015

EOT is the name given to obsolete products that are energy efficient and can therefore still be utilised in industrial environments. Here we explore why for industries that rely on obsolete parts, EOT’s role is more important than ever. Read more