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The Company

TF Automation are specialist engineers, who design and manufacture process automation solutions as well as supplying pneumatic and industrial components. Supporting a wide range of manufacturing industries from automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical, to food and beverage, printing and packaging, we provide special purpose machinery, designed to clients bespoke requirements.

Projects range from full manufacturing units to specialist components all engineered to integrate fully with existing production lines. Our engineering and design expertise is extensive and ensures we offer the latest technology across a wide range of disciplines including pneumatics, robotics, automated assembly, in-mould labelling, pick and place and leak testing, all with process automation as the core focus.

All projects are carried out in-house, including concept design created in Solidworks 3D CAD, CNC machining, manufacturing (mechanical and electrical), testing and commissioning and programming. Where we do bring in expertise and components, we work only with the most renowned and innovative brands, ensuring that all materials and components meet strict quality standards.

We have delivered numerous automation solutions for clients, from bench-top checking/gauging fixtures to multiple 6 Axis robotic pick & place systems. We have also developed particular expertise working with plastic components including assembly, machining and finishing, and in-mould labelling.

We work with some of the largest manufacturers in their respective fields, all requiring product handling and automation solutions to support some of the world’s leading brands particularly in the aerospace and automotive industries. Consistency, improved production efficiency and precision are our clients’ key drivers, with the majority of our projects concentrating on improving product handling and automating manual-handling processes. Another area of focus is on traceability and we work with clients to incorporate and improve traceability into their manufacturing processes to meet quality standardisation and continuous improvement requirements.

With over 40 years’ experience, our strength is in our ability to assess and understand the needs of each project and client. We take the time to consider all possible solutions for clients, ensuring their expectations are met and the optimum solution provided.

Process automation and continuous improvement of manufacturing processes are central to all our projects at TF Automation and we strive to offer the most innovative and technologically advanced solutions for all our clients.

Markets & Products

Automotive, plastics and aerospace industries are our major markets but we also have a strong presence in 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.

Through our pneumatic & industrial products division, we are partnered with many reputed brands including Festo, 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.

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.

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