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Welcome to Onward Automation Inc.

Onward Control Solutions Inc. was established in 2006 as a controls company working directly for Oldcastle based machine builders. The company focus was control systems for the plastics and metals industries. In 2016, Onward began building machines for the same industries directly for Tier 1 suppliers.

In the fall of 2018, Onward Control Solutions Inc. rebranded to Onward Automation Inc.. The new name represents an evolved company focus and direction. The Automation name emphasizes the complete design and build of turnkey machines compared to the previous subcontractor role as the controls department for local builders. We now focus on 100% in-house machine design and build providing quality equipment to the end user.

In summer 2018, Onward opened a new 4000 sq. ft. automation bay. Our offices and shop now exceed 11,500 sqr ft. in the Oldcastle area with 16 employees and growing! Please feel free to look around and we thank you for your interest in our growing company!

Our Focus Is Your Solution


Experience With The Best

Onward Automation Inc. is proud to work with and support some of the finest automation vendors & product lines in the industry. We strive to expand our portfolio to ensure we can supply & support the best products for your equipment and automation needs now and into the future!

What Our Customers Say

“Onward Automation Inc. has proven time and again to put priority on machine performance and making the program launch a success over all other factors.  They have successfully delivered robotic and standalone equipment including technologies such as insert molding cells, sonic welding, clip installation and degating for our company.”

Assembly Program Manager, Tier 1 Supplier

“I have had the pleasure of working with Brenda and Rob Hicks at Onward Automation on their business planning and providing advice on their business challenges.  Since then, Onward have grown three-fold primarily because of their customer focus and their willingness and ability to pivot to a new business model to serve the needs of their industry. They are very dedicated to the success of their company and I fully expect they will continue to thrive in the coming years.”

Business Advisor, Since 2014

I have worked with Rob and the Onward team for 10 years; they have always provided solid solutions to my needs. I trust Onward Automation as my Solution Partner knowing they will perform to my expectations and in most cases beyond. Onward is a “driven to success” company and falling short is never an option. Onward Automation has always shown pride and professionalism in their product and stands behind the solutions they provide and I trust them to be there when needed.

Senior Manufacturing Specialist, Tier 1 Supplier

Explore Recent Work

Please view a small portion of the work we have and can complete for our loyal customers. We design, build and support all sorts of automation & manufacturing equipment. Check back soon for more current projects!

Start The Process Today!

Give us a call today if you have an upcoming application. We can review your needs, offer any suggestions and create a solution that works for both your timing & budget. Our team would be happy to discuss your requirements & goals!

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