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Latin Robot Actuators Anniversary

About AIL

Automation International Ltd has been in business for over 35 years.

Since 1988, AIL has been dedicated to one goal: Bringing technology leadership automation products to the Latin American market.


Our History

AIL was founded by a former General Electric International Sales and Marketing Manager experienced in factory automation. His twenty plus years of experience working in conjunction with, and in competition with every major automation supplier in the world provided an insight to what the very best automation technology products really were.

He found that most of the best technologies were not from the major “full line” companies but from smaller “high technology” specialist manufacturers that had little or no exposure in Latin America at that time. Thus the concept of AIL was born, a full service marketing and distribution development company that would bring these leadership products to Latin America working in conjunction with local distributors and systems integrators throughout the market.

Why Choose AIL?

AIL offers a complete package that rivals any other source, but with a unique advantage. Our products come from companies that specialize in specific technologies, companies that have developed and refined these specific technologies beyond any other source.

The AIL package includes companies such as:

  • Intelligent Actuators, Inc., of Japan, designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of motion control systems. IAI is the established world leader in linear electric actuators and low cost, high performance SCARA robots.

  • Koyo Electronics, the company that has made more small PLC’s than any other PLC manufacturer- currently branded as Automation Direct PLC’s.

  • The list goes on, some of the very best factory automation technology in the world not from one manufacturer but from one source, Automation International Ltd.


Today, the validity of this plan has been demonstrated by our tremendous growth over the last twenty years. With corporate headquarters in Stafford TX, and regional offices in Monterrey – Mexico, AIL maintains the largest independent sales and integration network in Latin America. We have a network of Factory Trained Application and Sales Engineers in Mexico, including Guadalajara, Tijuana, Hermosillo, Monterrey, and Queretaro.

All of our sales engineers are graduate engineers that can demonstrate the superior performance and cost effectiveness of the various automation technologies we represent. We are an approved supplier to most of the major automotive manufacturers, automotive parts suppliers, food and beverage, and consumer goods manufacturers. Our multi-lingual customer service department has been voted one of the best in the industry by those that count, our customers.

We look forward to servicing your company. Our Sales Engineers are just a phone call or email away from assisting you in increasing your factory’s productivity.

Give us a call. You will be happy you did!

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