Automation & Electronics USA international system integrators, supplying millwide software, optimization and control solutions
International System Integrators


Directors of Automation & Electronics NZ Ltd Brian Smith and Glenn Purcell.Specialize in turnkey projects, timber milling industry sector.


Brian Smith - Managing Director  (middle)

Glenn Purcell - Engineering Director (right)

Rainer Ansorge - Project Manager (left)

About Us

Established in New Zealand in 1986 the business rapidly developed a reputation for innovation and service supporting client installations worldwide.

Twenty years later in 2006 Automation & Electronics USA LLC was established in Louisiana USA when we acquired the exclusive rights of Silvatech Corporation in the USA and then extended support with engineering based in North Carolina.

Automation & Electronics has continued to expand and evolve into a highly skilled, progressive company specializing in design, software development and manufacture of control solutions for industry.


The company's management are actively involved in the day to day running of the business along with key engineers and OEM partner Windsor Engineering Group who are all joint shareholders.


Sales and technical staff are based both in New Zealand and the USA and contribute a wide range of skills including software and PLC design and programming, panel building, Electrical Motor Control Centre design & build, technical writing, CAD drawing and electronic service and support.



We specialise in completing small stand-alone machines through to complete turnkey projects including management of sub contractors for large scale installations. Automation & Electronics  business focus is on providing solutions for solid wood processing, specialising in the Sawmilling industry sector, however we have also provided many control solutions for other industry applications including  manufacturing, batching, repetitive process along with robotic integration.

We can design, programme, install and commission systems involving measurement and control of flow; positioning; sequencing; density; velocity; counting and timing to name just a few.


Project Management

We understand that the completion of projects to specified time, cost, quality and performance objectives are important to our customers.

All staff are trained in Project management processes to ensure that we identify, monitor and achieve our objectives.

Staff are also well trained in Health and Safety skills and procedures to ensure all projects are completed in a safe manner.

Research Development & Design

The company invests substantially in research and development to ensure it remains at the leading edge and continues to push technological boundaries with new ideas and concepts in areas such as optimisation, vision, energy efficiency and environmentally friendly technology.

Training & Support

Training is an essential part of internal development which extends to our clients also for all on-site operational training and supported also with remote broadband and phone support worldwide. Engineers are available for remote

or onsite support 24hrs/7days per week. Clients are also provided with comprehensive manuals and troubleshooting guides.

INDUSTRIES SERVED: Solid Wood Processing - Batch Processing - Flour Milling - Material Handling - Boiler Controls - Concrete Industry

ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT: Moisture Meters - Industrial Lasers - Joy Sticks - Laser Scanners - Hydraulic Actuators - CCTV - Metal Detectors

TIMBER INDUSTRY: Edger Systems - Setworks - Bin Sorter - Kiln Control - Scanning & Optimisation Solutions - Tally System -

Saw Deviation Monitoring - Carriage Winch Control - Mill Management Systems



ATLANTA WOOD EXPO - Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Expo Atlanta, USA

JUNE 26th - 28th 2019

NHLA (National Hardwood Lumber Association) Convention & Exhibition New Orleans, USA

OCTOBER 2nd - 4th 2019

WOODTECH Rotorua New Zealand - 11th-12th September

WOODTECH Melbourne Australia - 17th-18th September