Whelco Industrial was founded in 2001 after the assets of Whitney Electric were acquired by Michael Farrar. Mike started in electro-mechanical sales in 1991 and moved into management in 1995. Whelco Industrial started in a 5000 square-foot building with a 5 ton crane capacity. Almost immediately customers were asking for Whelco Industrial to help troubleshoot and repair their industrial controls, which were becoming more prolific in manufacturing platforms. Whelco Industrial hired a couple of electronic engineers to help support the requests coming in from the growing customer base.
In 2006, after substantial growth with control repair, Whelco Industrial spun off their control services to form a new company, Automation & Control Technologies (ACT). Whelco Industrial and ACT continued to grow in different locations while synergistically supporting the manufacturing base of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
In 2011, Mike acquired an 80,000 square-foot building on 8-1/2 acres in Perrysburg Township. After performing extensive build-outs, Whelco Industrial and Automation & Control Technologies moved into a state-of-the-art 42,000 square-foot facility with some of the largest motor repair capabilities in the tri-state area, boasting a crane capacity of over 40 tons.
Today, both facilities enjoy consistent growth by staying on the cutting-edge of industrial maintenance technologies. Whelco Industrial and Automation & Control Technologies in Ohio, North Carolina, and Shanghai, China have truly become your single-source partner for predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance as well as integrated storeroom management.
Please take some time and review all of our services, and I am sure you will see that we are an invaluable resource and true partner in your progress! If you are currently looking to start a relationship with our companies, or you are already a loyal customer, we thank you and commit to always passionately having your best interests at heart!
— MICHAEL FARRAR, PRESIDENT
Our Vision Statement
To be the best single-source option for our customers, providing the highest level of quality, the fastest delivery, and the most reasonable pricing in our industry.
To foster a company culture which enables its employees to prosper professionally, creatively, and financially, by meeting customer expectations.
AUTOMATION & CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
Who We Sponsor
At ACT and Whelco Industrial, we take pride in sponsoring different organizations that we hold close to our hearts. These are just a few of those organizations we contribute to:
We Are Proud Members Of
ACT and Whelco Industrial are proud to be members of the following associations:
We Are Distributors Of
We’re an Authorized Repair Facility for Miller Welders, Lincoln Welders, and Hobart Welders. We’re also distributors for the following companies:
What Our Clients Say
“Thanks for getting Phil's machine going. He is very happy! I am glad your company was able to shine on this one.”
– Gary B., TE Connectivity
“In regards to the Magswitch Actuator your shop repaired for us. As for my understanding your tech spent time on it and determined that it was still under the OEM warranty. Doing so, it saved us money in the long run. I am confident that I can recommend ACT for ethics, quality work and high standards in their field.”
– Chris Steffe, Lead Maintenance, Dexter Axle
“We will definitely keep ACT in mind when we may need future repairs and/or maintenance on our presses and equipment. Dan did a great job for us. I know that the repair job was not an easy diagnosis and fix, but we were very pleased with the outcome once Dan was done. It was somewhat difficult finding a quality repair outfit at reasonable pricing. We would definitely recommend ACT to any other companies in our shoes. In fact, if you would like a customer testimonial from us, I would be happy to oblige.”
– Jeff Valiton, VP of Operations, American Power Pull
“ACT has been a great resource for the Dover products plant. The communication is clear and consistent, the lead times are accurate, and the quality is as well. It has been a pleasure doing work with ACT and will continue to be.”
– Rick Engelhardt, General Electric Co. (Dover)
“Recently Automation Control Technologies performed a rush turnaround repair on a Pathfinder controller for a Van Dorn injection molding machine for us at TH Plastics Inc. Our injection molding machine was down with no back up parts for this controller that is no longer supported by the manufacturer. The Team at ACT picked up the malfunctioning OP station at our plant in Michigan, delivered it to the repair facilities in Ohio, repaired it and rushed it back to us to get our machine running production in a two day time span.”
– Mark Lewis, Maintenance Manager, TH Plastics Inc.
“I would like to say thank you for all your help with our brake resistor module Monday, it is nice to know we have people who we can count on. ”
– Dave Hoke, Parts Coordinator, Green Bay Packaging Fremont, Ohio
“My experience with both the salesperson and their shop repairs is positive. Both groups are very concerned to resolve any quality, delivery, and cost issues. As long as the key metrics of cost, delivery and quality continue at the positive level, we will continue to have a strong business relationship in the future.”
– Gregory E., Contract Maintenance Supervisor, Johnson Controls Inc.
“We got the drive last night... installed and running without issue by 5:30PM. You and your team did a fantastic job!! Thank you!!”
– Troy J., Pro-Pak Industries