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About AFI

AFI has been in business since 2007 and employs engineers with a diverse range of experience.

AFI is a leading provider of industrial automation in NZ. With automation, software, IT, and instrumentation engineers alongside industrial electricians, we offer services in a variety of fields.

We offer automation and electrical expertise in the following fields:
  • Water treatment plants

  • Sewage treatment plants

  • Factory machinery and production lines

  • Data centres

  • Building Management Systems (BMS) and associated plant equipment

  • Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS)

  • Shipping controls

  • Industrial boilers

  • Quarries

  • Telemetry systems

  • Sawmills

We will provide you with a professional product that will:

Meet your specifications

Follow documented industry best practices and be easy to use and support

Be easily upgraded and expanded

Be user-friendly with fully disclosed and commented source code

Be supported with comprehensive documentation

The AFI story

AFI was founded in 2007 by industrial automation engineer Alastair Cook. After graduating from Massey University in Palmerston North with a Bachelor of Technology (with Honours), majoring in Automation and Engineering, he spent the following years working as an automation engineer for Easteel Industries (now Windsor Engineering) where he was solely responsible for the automation of many large-scale industrial boiler installations (30MW+).

Through this role Alastair gained invaluable practical experience in developing functional descriptions, instrumentation, process design, PLC/SCADA software development, electrical design/fault-finding, commissioning, and project management.

Eventually, Alastair took all of that experience and founded Automation For Industry. AFI has since become a well-known name in industrial automation in NZ, completing major projects across Australasia for a wide variety of industries.

In 2009 Callum joined the team to gather work experience while studying a Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in Mechatronics at Massey University and later, with Karl, became the first full-time employees in 2012.

AFI has continued to grow and has become a well-known name in industrial automation with many successful projects and happy clients across a wide variety of industries. With a team now spread across the North and South Islands and with offices in both Wellington and Dunedin, AFI will undoubtedly continue deliver excellence throughout Australasia.

Let's talk about your automation project.

AFI is a leading provider of industrial automation in NZ. We offer practical, robust solutions to a wide range of novel manufacturing and process control challenges.


Phone: (+64) 4 589 8652
North: PO Box 33 348, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045, New Zealand
South: Ground Floor, 8 Stafford Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand