Automation Federation
Unifying Automation Stakeholders

For individuals, companies, industries, and government agencies who are beneficiaries of automation, the Automation Federation unifies the voices of stakeholders to advocate the adoption and enhancement of technology, the proliferation of STEM education, and the importance of workforce development to advance the profession for the betterment of humanity.


Automation Federation: Unifying Automation Stakeholders

The Automation Federation—an association of non-profit member organizations—is dedicated to fostering economic growth and manufacturing innovation by helping industry harness the immense capabilities and potential of automation technologies and applications. Its initiatives and expertise are focused along three core areas:


Industrial Cybersecurity

As the global authority on the value and significance of automation, the Automation Federation is at the vanguard of efforts to protect industrial automation and control systems--the operational underpinnings of industrial facilities and critical infrastructure-- from potentially catastrophic cyberattack.

Learn more about AF’s cybersecurity efforts


Workforce Development

The future of advanced manufacturing requires a highly skilled workforce, well-trained in automation and engineering. The Automation Federation partners with leaders from government, education and industry to inspire young people to gain the STEM-centric competencies needed to excel in the global economy.

Learn more about AF’s workforce development efforts


Member Advocacy

Central to the mission of the Automation Federation is representing the needs and interests of its 16 member organizations and 7 working groups--all committed to advancing the science and engineering of automation technologies and application, and moving the automation profession forward.

Learn more about AF’s member advocacy efforts


Contact AF:

Phone: (919) 314-3920

Fax: (919) 314-3921