NEWS & Press Releases

automation tech support
March 9, 2021

Tech Support: Nice to have, or now ESSENTIAL?

Colin Wells, managing director of Robotic Automation, takes a closer look at the evolution of tech support in Australia, and the critical decisions businesses need make to maximise the lifetime performance of their automation systems. Ha...

March 3, 2021

Timely automation takes TIME

There is an interesting theme developing currently within the Automation Systems Integrator (ASI) market; clients new and old are asking for delivery of automation systems in unrealistic time frames. So why now? The average time frame fr...

robotic palletiser
February 17, 2021

Not all automation systems are created EQUAL

Colin Wells discusses the importance of ensuring your investment in automation technology is not only the best value for money today, but also flexible enough to create viable options for your business well into the future, saving costs...

May 27, 2020


Laurence Marchini caught up with MD and founder Colin Wells to pick his brains on the state of Australian industry. Perhaps it’s one of those inevitable truths. But one of Australia’s most successful automation entrepreneurs continue...

May 27, 2020

The Continuity Factor

Australia really needs to lift a gear in the field of industrial automation to avoid falling further behind. But it’s just not happening. Why? Personally, I think there are a number of factors, such as the lack of continuity of staff a...

May 27, 2020

Is Aussie & NZ Industry Up To Scratch?

By Colin Wells MD Robotic Automation pl Over the past 30 odd years I have seen some highly innovative and world class Robotic Solutions employed in Australian and NZ industry’s. Given the size of our manufacturing Ind our population of...

May 27, 2020


If there was ever a technology that has failed to live up to its potential in Australia, the Automatic Guided Vehicle or AGV is a prime case in point. Long-heralded as the next big thing in materials handling, AGVs have been proposed for...