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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

Marcel van Niekerk

B.Eng Mechatronics, CMSE® Director - Sales

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.

Ben Haughey

Ben Haughey

PMP, M.Eng Director - Operations

15 years experience of leading automation projects across Manufacturing and Logistics with specialist skills in AGV/AMR, machine vision and high-speed manufacturing. 

Jordan McFall

Jordan McFall

RME, CMSE® Business Development Manager

Jordan's journey began in Electrical Engineering and over the years he has moved into Controls &
Automation, successfully executing industrial projects throughout NZ and internationally. Jordan is also behind the marketing content on our social platforms. 


Mahmood Talouzi

Mahmood Talouzi

M.Eng Engineering Team Leader

Leading our team of Engineers. Mahmood brings a wealth of experience having worked with the Beckhoff team in Italy. Mahmood is highly skilled in all aspects of Industrial Automation and has a strong history with Vision systems.

Shanima Silva

Shanima Silva

PhD (reading), MSc, BEng(Hons), MIEEE, MIET Senior Automation Engineer

An Engineer with several years of Automation & Research experience, Shanima enjoys new product & concept development, bringing expansive knowledge & innovative ideas to Automate-X.

Cameron Farrar

Cameron Farrar

B.Eng Mechatronics Senior Automation Engineer

A Mechatronics Engineer, Cameron joins Automate-X with extensive experience integrating and improving control systems in the material handling and manufacturing industries. Cameron's high technical skills allows for successful solutions across a range of industries.

Lindsay Harris

Lindsay Harris

Registered Electrician Senior Automation Engineer

Lindsay comes from an electrical background, an experienced Automation Engineer he has clocked up over 10 years in material handling systems. Bringing an impressive amount of knowledge and experience to Automate-X. 


Mark Talaese

Mark Talaese

B.Eng Electrical Automation Engineer

With a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and first on the Automate-X payroll, Mark's worked across a range of projects from manufacturing, to oil and gas, executing smart and efficient control systems.

Mit Salunkhe

Mit Salunkhe

B.Eng Automation Engineer

With a background in the Steel Industry, Mit comes to AutomateX with enthusiasm and a love for all things Automation. Recently completing his BMS Certificate, Mit is helping expand the Automate-X portfolio. 

July Choo Nawi

July Choo Nawi

B.Eng Automation Engineer

July's innovation knows no bounds, he's published a research paper on Industry 4.0. He also designed and commissioned a low-cost Robotic Crawler for a renowned international inspection company. 


Minnie Henry

Minnie Henry

Office Administrator

Minnie comes to Automate-X with a long background in the Automation industry. With 15 years experience in Finance & Customer Service, Minnie enjoys being apart of this exciting industry.


Sarah Haughey

Accounts Administrator

From an extensive background in Customer Service & Finance, Sarah is no stranger to multitasking. Managing all of the finance duties for the company, Sarah also handles the payroll for Automate-X. 


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