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Sourcing the best automation talent, for the best companies, across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Frankland Automation is a global search and selection firm specialising in the industrial automation industry. We’re extremely proactive, working in close partnership with both candidate and client to achieve results quickly and effectively across both technical and commercial positions anywhere in the world.

We aim to provide a straightforward, agile, and reliable service, letting the results speak for themselves. With the industry due to double in size to >$400B by 2030, attracting and securing the right talent in place couldn’t be more critical, and that’s where we come in.

What Our Clients Say

We can tell you about the amazing things we can do for your business, but we think our clients can tell you better. After all, what they think is what really matters.

Karsten Just - ex-CSO at Baumer

A trustful and specialist recruiter

I have know Michael for many years. He offered me recruiting services and thought of me when I was sitting on the opposite chair. He is a trustful recruiter who acts on a world wide basis. I can fully recommend him for any recruitment task you may have in your enterprise! He is specialized on the automation industry which is a huge advantage when you have to do placements there. His entire knowledge is going to help you to find the right candidates. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally in case of questions!

Matthew Wise - European Director at RoviSys

A partner for 7 years!

Michael and I have worked together for almost 7 years at this writing. He takes the time to get to know you and your organization, your needs, your employee profile, and company culture. Michael's dedication to both his clients and the people he sources makes what can be a challenging and stressful process easier for all parties.
Several of our employees have talked about how Michael remains engaged with them after their employment contract is signed until their start date and routinely checks in once an employee has been onboarded to ensure it is still a good fit.
Michael has saved me countless hours in the recruitment process by sourcing and qualifying candidates before we talk to them. While Michael is based in the U.K. he has successfully sourced people for RoviSys throughout Europe and in the USA.
Feel free to reach out to me if you would like additional information.

Simone Pilati - HR BP at Gefran

Working with him has been a pleasure

I've been able to work with Michael for the past few months, and the results have been brilliant.
Michael is motivated, result-oriented and predisposed to listen to the customer's needs.
Working with him has been a pleasure, and I recommend it to anyone who needs quality service for the company and the candidate.

Lucian Dold - General Manager Tactics, Operations, Global Accounts at OMRON

A partner to rely on

I usually do not use superlatives, but in my cooperation with Michael I really can use the phrase "a partner to rely on". I cooperated with him on a tricky and specific assignment of a senior vacancy in my team. I enjoy the open cooperation and agile communication - you never feel lost of disconnected in the process. Needless to say the proposed fit to the profile was suitable and reduced my time to qualify, select and refine. Look forward to cooperate further in near future.

Shintaro Watanabe, VP EMEA at Mitsubishi Electric Europe

Very successful experience

I had a very successful experience with Michael who helped me a lot and was always very responsive. No delay at all in any communications and a very smooth transaction.

Henrik Ilsby, Chief Commercial Officer at Allied Vision

Friendly and effective

Very pleased with the professional services from Michael - friendly and effective.

Craig Milham, Global VP HR (Robotics) at ABB

A superb professional

Michael is a superb professional and I would not hesitate to recommend him! Michael followed-up at each turn, provided quality candidates, handled setbacks professionally and was very much on top of the candidate process and feedback loops. Michael was very available and always had a smile and professional attitude at each interactions .. a high performing relationship describes our interactions and I will definitely seek Michael's help in the future for our needs.

Gustavo Supulveda, CEO of Panasonic Automation USA

One of the most connected recruiters

I have known Mike for many years and I have witnessed he is one of the most connected recruiters in the robotics and automation business. He knows a lot of key people in the industry, he has very good relationships with the key companies and his ethics and professionalism are outstanding. I have no doubt he can support any company or candidate that may be need his services.

Charles Deguire, CEO of Kinova

Delivered on my expectations

It was a true pleasure working with Michael and I intend to keep working with him in the foreseeable future. He has always delivered on my expectations. Furthermore, he is straightforward, agile but mostly reliable. I strongly recommend Michael.

Efficient recruiting for efficiency driven companies

Automation is the proactive pursuit of efficiency. We aim to apply that same principle to your search for top talent, seamlessly integrating with your hiring team and delivering the best candidates, quickly and effectively.

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