About Us

United Automation are one of the UK’s leading Designers and Manufacturers of Industrial Power Control Products, which has been achieved through our advanced technical strengths and quality products & has resulted in the company celebrating 53 years of business.

Originally founded in 1964, the company was taken over by Ben Fashoni in 1992 and due to successful growth, United Automation relocated to a purpose built factory in 1999. Following Ben’s retirement in April 2017, Dean Fashoni has taken over as Managing Director.

Boasting a product range of over 400 products, our standard product range covers the majority of power control applications. However, where the customer has specific requirements we can provide specific design solutions. Our products are sold into a wide variety of industry sectors and market segments, including end users, distributors, contractors and OEMs, across more than 88 countries.

  • ISO 9001:2015 Accredited
  • Members of the ‘Made in Britain’ Campaign
  • North West Export Champions 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Members of the Liverpool Enterprise Partnerships Advanced Manufacturing board

Our History

1964

United Automation Thyristors & Stom Built Machines Limited was formed back in 1964, by Norman Hambley and operated out of premises on Eastbourne Road, Southport.

1970

The Company moved premises and the Production department & offices were operating out of an old converted dairy behind a semi-detached house on Liverpool Road, Southport. Sometime later the company then bought the house and this became the offices, whilst production remained in the old dairy out-buildings.

1975

For a number of years the business dealt with electronical & mechanical products. The electronic side of the business continued to grow, whereas the mechanical work decreased and was ended. Ever since the company has continued to Design & Manufacture electrical products.

1989

It was decided the name was rather long winded; it was shortened to the simplified ‘United Automation Limited’

1992

Ben Fashoni took over United Automation as Managing Director in 1992, following a Management Buyout, alongside Brian Norris & Alan Wood. Ben originally joined the company in 1978.

1996

In 1996 United Automation won a ‘SMART’ award off the Department of Trade and Industry, for developing products; this meant that Directors Ben & Jean Fashoni were asked to attend the Queen’s Garden Party. In fact they have attended two Garden Parties off the back of this award!

1999

After the continual growth of United Automation, the company was relocated to a purpose built facility at the end of Autumn in 1999 on Southport Business Park, where we still operate from today, Designing & Manufacturing Industrial Power Controllers.

2014

In 2014 United Automation celebrated 50 successful years of business. Read more about it here.

2015

Our overseas sales continue to increase, as we serve over 88 countries with our products via both direct exporting and worldwide distribution.

2017

On Friday 28th April, Managing Director; Ben Fashoni (39 years with the company) and Finance Director; Jean Fashoni (24 years with the company) decided it was finally time to retire & enjoy a very well earned rest from the working world. After so many years of very hard work & commitment to grow United Automation into the successful company that it is today over the past few decades, Ben & Jean have now handed the reins over to Dean Fashoni, Operations Manager. To mark the beginning of retirement, all of the UAL staff went out for a group meal, to celebrate and share well wishes for both Ben and Jean. We wish them a very happy retirement!