At Franklin Automation, we are focused on providing fluid power and
automation services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction –
we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
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In response to
a flurry of requests from several influential fluid power manufacturers
of the day to fill a void in the Memphis market, in June of 1969
Franklin Engineering was founded. Three members of the Franklin family
(Robert, Cornell, and Richard) decided to take a bold step and
liquidated as many of their assets as possible in an all or nothing
gamble to form a company to serve the fluid power industry.
Franklin was formed to offer pneumatic and hydraulic components but,
over the past thirty years the company has evolved into a distributor of
fluid power components and systems, as well as, electronic machine,
automation, motion controls and robotics.
company has increased its size substantially both in terms of employees
and office space. Franklin was founded and operated by three people and
has expanded into an over 40 employee venture operating out of four
branch offices. Now at its third physical location, the company has
actually expanded its 3844 Watman location three times to accommodate
its corporate operations as well as changed its name to Franklin
Electrofluid Co, Inc. Over the years Franklin has opened a branch office
in Fort Smith (1990's), as well as, acquiring AHC in Jackson MS (1997),
and the Weston Company in Louisiana in 2000. In the end of 2015, the
company changed its name to what it is today, Franklin Automation
Inc., to better illustrate the innovative and technical offerings and
the scope of industry coverage.
The original founder, Mr. Bob Franklin passed in 2016, and his wife is retired living in the Memphis area. The
Franklin family still plays an important role in the direction of the
company with Joshua Williamson serving as President and Shannon
Williams, the oldest grand-daughter serving as Treasurer.