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And The Award Goes To…

The 2016 Control Design Readers’ Choice Awards is in its 16th year and we are honored to be placed in the top 5 for many of our product groups. The Readers’ Choice Award is especially gratifying since it is an unaided ballot, meaning no list of suppliers is provided to influence the votes cast. This is truly a ballot based on personal experiences. More than 22,000 individuals with buying authority or influence were polled and asked to provide their first, second and third choices for more than 60 product categories. The competition was tough but we managed to place in the top 4 for eight categories and they are:



2nd Software, PLC Programming

In this category for PLC software, AutomationDirect ranked 2nd overall! That is an extremely impressive placement especially when you consider that our CLICK, Do-more Designer and Productivity Suite PLC software is completely FREE!


3rdController, PLC / Operator Interface / Software, HMI

For these product categories, AutomationDirect finished a solid 3rd place! We are very pleased to be recognized in the PLC, HMI categories where we strive to provide our customers with the best control solution for any budget.


4thController, PAC / Stack Light Tower / Terminal Blocks / Input-Output, Machine-Mount

In these four categories, AutomationDirect grabbed the 4th place spot. Our mission is to supply everything our customers need to complete their project on time and under budget. We are thrilled to be recognized not only for our advanced products like PACs but also for our simpler components like machine-mount I/Oterminal blocks and stack lights.

With the abundance of suppliers in the market today, it is harder and harder to stand apart. However, since our beginning, over 20 years ago, we have been focused on providing great products at great prices with the best overall customer buying experience. We thank all those who voted in this year’s Control Design Readers’ Choice Awards and are very excited that our products have been selected. These are just a few of the many, many products we have to offer. So check us out for all of your industrial automation needs, after all we don’t want to be just another supplier, we want to be your supplier!