About HPE Automation

Serving all of Florida, the Caribbean, and Central & South America since 1980!

HPE Automation originally started in business as Hydraulic & Pneumatic Engineering in 1980. Our primary mission at that time was helping customers design advanced hydraulic systems for heavy duty equipment.

The market in Florida began to change for us from heavier duty equipment to high tech manufacturing. We, therefore, changed our focus to advanced industrial automation and also changed our name to HPE Automation Corp. HPE Automation is the largest distributor for SMC Pneumatics in Florida and the oldest SMC distributor in the United States.

Over the years we have selectively added additional lines: Intelligent Actuator, manufacturer of electric actuators and robots; Mitsubishi, one of the world leaders in robotics and motion control; and 80/20, manufacturer of aluminum extrusions used to build machine frames and guarding systems. HPE is proud to additionally represent a number of other fine companies that allow us to bring a “complete automation solution” to our customers.

It is our belief that having a thorough knowledge on a reasonable number of product lines serves our customers much better than having little knowledge on a long list of lines.

Real People... Fast Answers

That’s what you get when you call HPE. Real people answer the phones, not machines, and we strive to answer your questions quickly. HPE Automation was founded on personal customer service. We know your time is valuable. Our knowledgeable staff can typically answer your technical questions without calling the factory.

Need part numbers or a pdf on a certain component? Our Inside Sales people are here for you. Have a custom project in mind? Our Outside Sales people will be happy to visit your facility to personally review your requirements. They will work with you during the entire project and not turn you over to other people after your order is placed.