Automation engineering
will transform your business

CR Automation is transforming the way industrial businesses operate. We enable industry to become cleaner, safer, sustainable and energy efficient, while remaining competitive and profitable.

From discrete machines through to large green field turnkey industrial installations, our clients enjoy cost-effective, fit for purpose, future-proofed systems, delivered on time, to specification and budget.

Contact us to discover how automation solutions can transform your business.

Our Services

CR Automation has developed expertise in post harvest automation. Our clients have easy to use processing equipment, are getting higher prices for product and are now able to access new markets...

Water, waste water and storm water are critical infrastructure in any community. Automated control ensures systems continue to flow...

With the increased need to have safer working environments and to comply with workplace health and safety, machine safety is paramount...

Automation is the key to increased productivity, greater efficiency, improving reliability while reducing costs in your business operations...


From heavy lifting to repetitive handling and assembly, robots are changing the face of warehousing and industrial processes...

Our Company

CR Automation, incorporated in 2002, delivers industrial automation solutions to customers throughout New Zealand and internationally. With a highly skilled inhouse team of experienced electrical and mechanical engineers, automation engineers, SCADA experts and metalwork fabrication CR Automation is the ideal partner to successfully deliver your automation solution.

We provide

All automation engineering solutions are supported by regular servicing and maintenance. We also support other pre-existing installations to ensure your business continues to operate smoothly.


Case Studies

We won the tender for the industrial automation and control of a green field site for Solid Energy working with a potentially explosive product: sawdust.
After our factory automation systems work for Ardagh in Hastings, we were approached for a turnkey electrical and control system design and installation in NSW.
For Craggy Range, we upgraded and maintained an extensive automation and control system, across a variety or processes, including two site wide SCADA systems.
The Pernod Ricard winery in Marlborough consisted of many independent machines with no common controls or oversight of the whole wine making process. We designed and deployed a site wide SCADA system solving these issues.
At the heart of Kraft Heinz’s central processing facility is a hydrostatic cooker capable of processing and cooking 60,000 cans of food at any one time in a continuous process. It is an integral part of their business and a potential breakdown presented a significant financial risk.
Hawk's new greenfield site required us to design a factory automation solution for complex industrial process with different machines, liquids, chemicals and flow rates.
We have a long working relationship providing winery automation services for Indevin Partners, keeping them at the forefront of the winemaking industry.
Having a proven history and reputation for automation design at other fertiliser service centres, Ballance Agri-Nutrients asked us to develop a design for a green field site.
Tumu Timbers had an interesting problem that needed a robotics engineering solution. They simply couldn’t find people for the specialised task of manufacturing pallets.
Kraft Heinz needed a robotics and automation solution that could keep up with the speed cans come out of the hydrostatic cooker, getting cans onto pallets, ready for labelling.
Our client asked us for machine risk assessments for foreign machinery to ensure it was compliant with New Zealand safety standards.
Our client had a functional safety issue. They had developed a machine with potential safety issues. As a responsible employer, they wanted us to design a safe solution.
Nobody understands the importance of machine safeguarding like the timber industry. From forestry to processing, the timber industry is constantly tasked to manage hazards.
Machine automation was the key to upgrading old fruit presses to impressive standards. Our solution for ENZA did much more than simply diagnose and fix faults.
As a responsible employer, CHH swiftly sought a machine guarding solution after an internal audit highlighted a potential safety risk to staff.
For apple growers, packhouse equipment has to remove a certain volume of bugs to gain access to pest sensitive markets. Mr Apple came to us for a solution.
Our water and waste water engineering solution for the Whanganui District Council had to provide these essential services to more than 40,000 people.
On this 3 waters project, Reaman Industries won the tender to build a waste water treatment facility for Apia, Samoa’s largest city.
When CAJ van der Voort came to us for a post harvest automation solution for a new packhouse facility, they told us handling, washing and packing were top priority.
Packhouse design provided us with a different type of challenge when Mr Apple closed one facility and asked us to consolidate the old equipment into another facility.