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 Approach

Regardless of the industry we serve, we thrive on a challenge. Almost any process can be automated. It’s a matter of coming up with creative, innovative ideas and delivering them as robust and reliable solutions.

We pride ourselves on our close relationships with our customers. Our goals for every project is to reduce costs, improve reliability, increase production capacity, and improve the health, safety and well-being of your workforce.


In 2016 we expanded our automation company to include mechatronics, establishing the CR Automation Mechatronics team. This team brings new skills in mechanical design, project management, robotics, automation and electrical engineering.

Our Expertise

CR Automation has a multi-disciplined engineering team of electrical and mechanical designers who design solutions which comply with NZ standards including the AS/NZS4024 (machine safety).  We also have TÜV Nord Certified Machine Safety Experts (CSME) who provide machine safety assessments and validation of safety systems.  Our team can also design, install and commission machine safety systems designed and installed to AS/NZS4024, AS60204, IEC62061, IEC61508, ISO13849-1 and 2.

Our qualified automation engineers can engineer complete solutions through the lifecycle of design, functional description, software development, acceptance testing and commissioning. CR Automation is a market leader in post-harvest fruit handling systems and has developed a range of products including produce infeed, washers, water filtration systems and end of line palletising.  In addition, the team at CR Automation have a wide range of industry experience having completed projects in wine, dairy, food & beverage, material-handling, timber, water infrastructure and general manufacturing throughout New Zealand and abroad.

CR Automation are experts in the design and specification of industrial electrical control systems.
Developing a custom automation solution involves many different engineering disciplines, the best solutions seamlessly integrate these disciplines...
CR Automation develop software solutions for anything ranging from simple stand-alone machines to state-of-the-art greenfield factories.
Modern industrial processes rely heavily on an IT based infrastructure. Up-time, security, and in some cases redundancy is critical.
CR Automation has an extensive knowledge base of solutions and applications for industrial process design, software, machinery, and installation.
For any industrial installation, we provide project management for the entire electrical, instrumentation, control, communications and industrial IT scope of the work.