Founded in 1981, Automation Engineering Company works in collaboration with some of the world’s most demanding manufacturers to develop sophisticated turnkey material handling solutions that optimize plant efficiency and safety.

From our beginnings as a systems controls company, AEC has invested significantly in talent, equipment and capacity, to provide leading edge thinking, design, fabrication and integration. Today, operating out of our Greenville, SC-based 55,000 square foot facility located in the center of the Southeast’s innovation corridor, AEC works with both original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1-3 suppliers to make companies more competitive on a global scale.


Our areas of specialization include Aerospace, Automotive, Tire, Tube and Pipe (OCTG), Distribution and Manufacturing. Automation Engineering is a fellowship partner with the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, a 250-acre campus in Greenville, SC, where academia, industry and government organizations collaborate on automotive research.

For forward-thinking manufacturers, AEC brings several unique advantages:

1. A Culture of Engagement and Collaboration. The essence of our business is the coming together of engineering teams to discuss logistical and productivity issues, and then to begin mapping out possible solutions. At AEC, our senior engineers bring the experience, the design creativity and attitude of servant leaders in reaching a solution.

2. Material Conveyance Systems that Combine Elegance, Simplicity and Sustainability. We seek solutions that are functionally sound and easily maintained. We never over-design; we believe that long relationships are built on smart, effective solutions.

3. In-House Design + Fabrication. With AEC, you have the expertise of one of the Southeast’s most accomplished engineering design teams, combined with virtually unmatched capacity for fabrication and assembly from our in-house team of machinists, millwrights, technologists and welders. We offer a variety of industrial automation products, such as transfer systems, threading tables, conveyor systems, turning rollers, process tables, gravity skids, shaker bars and more.

4. AEC’s welding and fabrication capabilities are enhanced by our design-assist team. Comprised of engineers with expertise in materials and electrical mechanical systems, we create the framework for completion. This advantage leads to better coordination, enhanced quality and shorter construction timelines.

Geographically Centered for Global Access

Situated in the center of a thriving transportation hub, AEC is perfectly positioned to deliver manufactured products to the global marketplace. Our facility connects directly to interstate and state highways and is located just five miles from the Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport, making worldwide shipping possible in a matter of hours. And in less than 15 minutes, AEC has receipt/delivery access to the South Carolina Inland Port, an intermodal hub that connects directly to the Port of Charleston. AEC’s supply chain connectivity puts global destinations at your fingertips, cutting shipping costs and providing maximum speed to market.