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about Hartech

Hartech Automation Limited started 23 years ago as Hartech Automated Systems and Design Services. Initially we were a design consultation service doing CAD for control system design and build projects, software development feasibility studies and development of coding. Finally, we would commission plant on behalf of our clients.

We developed an excellent reputation working for customers in the paint and finishing industry which led to the company becoming incorporated in 2001 as Hartech Automation Limited.

A growing range of services

Hartech has continued to service the paint and finishing industry with control system design, manufacture, installation and commissioning and we are now a key provider of services in this sector with many long-standing partnerships.

Global business know-how

Expanding our capabilities, our automation expertise now extends to the development of special purpose machines for the automotive production sector and specialist manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Our engineers have worked globally in most industry sectors and are familiar with all major industry control systems and component manufacturers’ equipment.

Versatile engineering capability

Although renowned for our expertise in the feasibility, design, development and commissioning of control systems, we provide so much more: Our cutting-edge knowledge of control systems, software and all round expertise means we are the go-to choice for innovative solutions in special purpose machinery manufacture for clients from manufacture of bespoke panels to complete system installations.

Now working from state of the art facilities in Washington, North East England, we continue to hone our skills and expand our business into new, emerging markets for customers in the UK and worldwide.

Mark Hardy
Mark HardyManaging Director
Mark is the founder and owner of the company. He is a qualified electrical engineer with specialist knowledge of power systems and computer system control platforms.
His experience spans over 25 years in the control systems’ industry working in a wide range of sectors and providing solutions in projects as diverse as sugar refining to high speed automated assembly machines for cosmetics producers.
He has travelled extensively over the years working on mining installations, chemical processing and automotive manufacturing plants.
In his own words “Hartech will always strive to meet a client’s needs and wherever possible exceed this. We nurture and value long term relationships with all our customers.”
Graham Foster
Graham FosterControl Systems Engineer
Graham Foster is a Control Systems Engineer at Hartech Automation. He joined in early 2017 and since then has worked on spray booths, conveyor systems, offshore plough work, specialist machines and much more!
His experience is wide ranging with many interesting projects in his portfolio including Backup power and power distribution for the NHS; Offshore mission equipment such as J-lay towers and deep-sea ploughs; power stations; and even the Royal Navy’s Astute hunter-killer submarines.