Automa.Net is a team of people experienced in designing, developing, and launching digital products for industrial markets- specifically for businesses in industrial automation. We are totally independent. We are not associated with any manufacturer, association, or distribution company. Read more about us here.
We have been in the business of helping industrial distributors since 2017. Marcin Krzączkowski, Automa.Net Founder, co-founded FluidPowerNet.net – a similar site operating in the hydraulic and pneumatic sector, which was set up in 2017. The official launch of Automa.Net took place on the 1st of March 2021. We now work with hundreds of industrial automation companies across the world.
Due to the current crisis, many companies are having huge difficulties buying from their usual suppliers. Many manufacturers are shutting down and there are already shortages in production. There are over 100 automation distributors using our service, so sharing your inventory will help this community. For you, as a business, it is a great way to expand your customer base and receive requests for quotations from companies you haven’t traded with before.
The design of our search means that it would be very difficult for someone to extract all your data. No one can browse. You can only query with a specific part number. If you enter a part number, it tells you who has it. It is not possible to download the entire stock list. To find out a company’s entire inventory, you would have to query every known automation part number that exists. It would take a very long time! We do not sell or give your data to anyone. We make constant backups of the data and replicate it in two data centres. The best DevOps and SysOps practices secure Servers, databases, and the application.
We have some wonderful systems to automate loading, but let’s make things easy to start with – a simple export from your system will do! Send it to us and we will do the rest (this could be an excel spreadsheet .xlsx or .csv file).
We only ask for part number, brand and quantity. You can provide more information if you want, but you don’t have to. You can also provide an alternative part number, technical description, lead time, weight, price of the part, and a link to the part in your webshop. These will help us to get your items found. Please see a template for inventory upload and a legend here: AutomaNet inventory file.xlsx
Only you can see your entire inventory list. Other users of Automa.Net can only see a part they are looking for. You control who can see your inventory. If you do not want anyone to see it outside your country, no problem! You can even hide your inventory from individual companies, you have full control.
At the moment, we’d recommend it twice a day. However, be guided by how fast your inventory changes.
We are a subscription business. There is no commission on the sales or purchases you make through the site. Membership for unlimited stock upload and unlimited searching starts from just (€99/monthly ) or €999/year. We are currently offering a free 14-days trial account. Register here to test our site.
Automa.Net portal (portal.automa.net) is only available for registered users. To register an account at Automa.Net you need to be a representative of a company that buys industrial automation & electronic parts for further reselling or/and keep stock of industrial automation & electronic parts, we welcome all: Distributors, Brokers/Dealers, Wholesalers, Webshops, Marketplaces, System integrators.
Absolutely not. This is what differs our business model from Amazon, eBay and other marketplaces. Sell and buy as much as you can and only pay a membership fee to access the community of industrial automation & electronic companies across the world.
Automa.Net is a membership business. It’s a fixed fee to access our site. There are no limitations on the number of lines of inventory you upload. The price difference depends on the number of users who will be using the tool simultaneously as well as the number of extra features you will choose to use. One of them – API, gives you a possibility to enjoy the search experience and data we provide at Automa.Net within your ERP/stock management infrastructure. We are a data hub for in-stock parts availability and we allow multiple integrations with your infrastructure – so the relationships between you and the customer stays with you.
We do understand that over the years you have set up meaningful relationships with companies that you trade with most often. Automa.Net could help you take this relationship to the next level – some of your partners might be already at Automa.Net – you can even mark them as your favourite suppliers. The power of Automa.Net in cases like these is that you could now easily view always up to date parts availability information from your network of preferred suppliers as well as the rest of the market – in ONE view. You can also integrate this data into your infrastructure – meaning you need to only do one API integration and have all the parts availability data from hundreds of suppliers within your infrastructure.
There are several factors affecting the order of the search results. The primary one is ‘updated’ which is the date and time when we have received information about the part stock quantity. The secondary factors are: country, the richness of data, part number field quality of data, premium/advertisement purchased by our members.