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About Us

The Company

Established in 1976, TF Automation is a manufacturing company based in Bradford, West Yorkshire and comprises of two business divisions.

One of the divisions manufactures special purpose machinery for the automation of manufacturing processes, with clients across the UK and serving a wide range of industries. Our factored goods division distributes pneumatic and industrial products operating mainly in West Yorkshire.

With our expertise based on decades of experience in pneumatics, we are a team of committed engineering professionals working towards a common goal – to provide Best Solutions to our valued customers.

Our team of designers, engineers, supervisors and technicians are capable of attending to your requirements right from design concept to 3D CAD drawings (Solidworks), manufacturing, testing and commissioning with all projects managed in-house.

Markets & Products

Automotive, plastics and aerospace industries are our major markets due to our expertise in assembly machines, linear drives and robotic pick & place, automation systems with industrial robots, automated plastic machining/finishing, In-mould labelling, product handling, leak testing, conveyor systems and simple jigs & fixtures.

We also have a strong presence in the medical, pharmaceutical, packaging, food and beverage industries, plus other general engineering manufacturing industries.

Since the company’s inception, the machines we engineer and develop have become more complex and higher quality and we have become Tier 1 and Tier 2 supply-chain partners to the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, although we have to remain competitive to win the business.

Through our pneumatic & industrial products division, we are partnered with many reputed brands including Festo, Indequip, Metal Work, Piab, Camozzi, Pneumax and Koganei to name just a few. We are also an Automation Partner and the only approved Technical Distributor of Festo in West Yorkshire since 1997.

Our Pneumatic & Industrial components division is proud to be a supplier to many of the major manufacturers in West Yorkshire over the last 20 years. Delivering parts on time is given paramount importance and we have a one-day standard delivery commitment! We also have a sales counter at our site in Bradford, which facilitates same day pick-up if you require something urgently!

We supply to a wide variety of industries such as automotive, food & beverage, electronics, textiles, packaging, medical, pharmaceutical, furniture, plastics, water technology and chemical.

Apprentice programme

For many years TF Automation has been extremely passionate about providing opportunities for young and aspiring talent to undertake our long-established apprenticeship programme.

Some of our senior employees joined the company as apprentices which has helped build a unique culture and sense of togetherness. We place an emphasis on nurturing young talent and encourage all our employees to reach their potential and contribute to the team ethic we are keen to build and develop.  Our tight-knit structure ensures we communicate well at all levels within the organisation with colleagues and also with clients, suppliers and partners.

We also offer process improvement consultations on your automation ideas.