Who we are
With a shared passion for industrial automation NZ, Ben and Marcel, teamed up to build a dynamic, flexible and highly skilled automation company. Their vision is to see industrial automation reach new heights in New Zealand, and they want to be leading that change for Industrial Automation NZ.
Marcel van Niekerk
Director - Sales, B.Eng Mechatronics, CMSE®
Marcel’s diverse background in industrial automation encompasses every aspect of the engineering process, from technical consultation through to final implementation. His automation background covers a wide range of industries including Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing. With an ability to engage with all levels of stakeholders, Marcel adds value through the change process to realise an automation solution that meets everyone’s needs.
Director - Operations, PMP, M.Eng
15 years experience of leading automation projects across Manufacturing and Logistics with specialist skills in Automated Guided Vehicles, Automated Mobile Robots, machine vision, and high-speed manufacturing. Ben is highly respected in the Automation Industry and always focuses on delivering a high quality product.
Business Development Manager, RME, CMSE®
Jordan's journey began in Electrical Engineering and over the years he has moved into Controls & Automation, successfully executing industrial projects throughout New Zealand & internationally. Jordan is responsible for developing & growing the Mobile robotics and he is also the one behind the marketing content on our social platforms.
Senior Automation Engineer, PhD (reading), MSc, BEng(Hons), MIEEE, MIET
An Engineer with several years of Automation & Research experience, Shanima enjoys new product & concept development, bringing expansive knowledge & innovative ideas to Automate-X.
Automation Engineer, CMSE®, B.Eng
With a background in the Steel Industry, Mit comes to Automate-X with enthusiasm and a love for all things Automation. CMSE® qualified, Mit is well adept at managing safety projects from initial assessment through to implementation.
Automation Engineer, B.Eng
Rhys comes to us with extensive industry experience in the food and beverage. Skilled in SCADA, PLC programming and controls design. Rhys is a strong engineering professional who is able to take on a variety of automation tasks.
Automation Engineer, RME, CMSE®
Chris is an experienced Controls Systems Engineer with a history of working in the electrical and hydraulic engineering industry. Skilled in Customer Service, Designing and Programming Automation Solutions, Electrical Troubleshooting, Electrical Wiring.
Automation Engineer, B.Eng
Automation Engineer with professional experience in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has worked with a range of PLC's and SCADA products including Siemens, Schneider-Electric and Emerson products. His roles have included a mix of development, commissioning, and technical support.
Automation Engineer, BEng (Hons)
With an extensive background in the Power & Gas industry, Tim specialises in SCADA management and has worked with a range of PLC's from the Rockwell family. His previous experience working alongside Nova Energy, implementing and designing SCADA systems using the AVEVA System Platform, makes him a great asset to the team.
Automation Service and Commissioning Engineer, CMSE®
Arthur joins our team with a wealth of experience in Automation Services and Commissioning. He is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining our automated systems and equipment ensuring they are efficient and reliable. Arthurs exceptional level of accuracy makes him a perfect asset to our team at Automate-X.
Office and Marketing Administrator, B.Com
Razikah comes to us with a background in Office Support, Customer Service and Data Entry, now taking her skills to the next level at Automate-X. With a curious mind and a keen interest in Automation, she is all set to drive innovation and success in our team.
David de Graaf
Dave joins us with an impressive background and skilled experience within the automation industry. Providing technical expertise and communicating effectively with our stakeholders David's contribution is crucial for project success and client satisfaction which makes him a great asset to the team at Automate-X.
Automation Solutions Engineer
Mark comes to us with years of experience in Technical Sales. With a passion for automation and technology our Solutions Engineer is committed to recommending the best services for your needs. Whether you have questions or require technical insights Mark is your go-to resource for a successful solution.
Automation Service and Commissioning Engineer
With a background in Mechatronics Engineering Aaron brings a wealth of experience to the team. His roles have included a mix of mechanical design, installation and commissioning and he is dedicated to delivering reliable automated solutions at Automate-X.
Chris joins us with a background in software engineering and over 15 years of experience in Warehouse Optimisation and Material Handling Systems. From collaborating with clients, conceptual design, alternative analysis and more, he brings significant value and strength to the Automate-X team.