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About IA

Integrated Automation, Inc. was originally founded as Ward Industrial Controls in 1995 in Roger Ward's garage with Numatics as the sole product line. The rest is history:

1995   Numatics adds Ward Industrial Controls as its sole distributor in South Carolina.

1996   Numatics adds Cross Sales as a dual distributor. Ward Industrial adds Watts    
           FRL's to our product offering and begins diversifying into other product and  

1996   Our first office is opened in Easley, South Carolina - all 900 square feet of it.

1998   Panelcraft, Inc.  is incorporated as our panel building services branch.

1998   Integrated Automation moves into a 4,000 square foot building in Easley, SC.

2001   Our Tampa, Florida operations are opened with the Watts Fluidair line as
          Integrated Automation, Inc.

2003   Ward Industrial, in South Carolina, officially becomes Integrated Automation, Inc. and
          expands into North Carolina.

2003   The Climax brand name is acquired and trademarked offering a wide range
          of Pneumatic ISO 15552, Cnomo, and compact air cylinders.

2005   Our nationwide online store is opened as

2005   Yuken Hydraulics is added as our primary Hydraulic valve manufacturer.

2006   Emerson/Asco purchases Numatics. 

2007    Panelcraft and Integrated Automation add laser engraving services with

2009   Agreements are made with Univer, AirTAC Pneumatics, Nass Magnet, Cypag, 
           StarCyl, Deltrol, and Rocky/Airtec for future growth and expansion.

At present, Integrated Automation offers the widest range of products and services in its history.
With offices in Florida and South Carolina, agreements with manufacturers in almost every part of the world, and continued growth from our online operations across the United States, Integrated Automation is looking forward to a very bright future.

Our experienced inside sales associates are trained to offer technical assistance on a wide variety of fluid power issues and solutions. Each is personally trained by our senior staff members.

In addition to our component sales, Integrated Automation offers Pneumatic and Electrical control panel fabrication, commodity sourcing agreements on a wide variety of products, form fit and function interchanges on most major competitors, and a host of additional value added services. Check the links on this site to our affiliates to see which division or service can be of assistance to your organization.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve your automation requirements.