Who We Are

MFP Automation Engineering was founded in 1991 and, since then, has grown to become one of the top thirty distributors of motion control, fluid power and automation products in the country. Formerly known as Michigan Fluid Power, we specialize in pneumatics, hydraulic power units, custom manifolds, servo motors, motion control products and much more!


Today, MFP Automation Engineering represents the world’s leaders in motion control and fluid power, including:

  • Parker Hannifin
  • SKF Lubrication
  • Ace Controls

At MFP Automation Engineering, we maintain a singular focus on the automation industry. With a 47,000 square foot facility that includes complete capabilities for hydraulic power unit fabrication, an advanced machine shop and inventory in excess of a million dollars, we have become a valued, trusted partner to some of the industry’s most recognizable names.

In addition to being a manufacturing firm, MFP Automation Engineering also sells America’s finest lines of parts. We have CNC vertical machining centers ranging from 5 spindle horsepower to 25 spindle horsepower. And, our turn-key design and manufacturing of custom manifolds is supported by AutoCAD and 3D Inventor software. In fact, where we used to outsource manifold engineering and manufacturing, we now make custom manifolds for our customers, including Parker Hannifin.

Staffed by certified fluid power specialists, mechanical and electrical engineers, our engineering department has over 200 years of combined experience. Furthermore, we have been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including being named Small Business of the Year by the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, chosen as one of SBDC’s 50 Companies to Watch, and selected as a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year ceremonies.

Vision / Mission

To serve God – Serving in faith to provide excellence in product, engineering, technical solutions and customer focus. We are serving our community by creating a firm foundation of our company ethics, beliefs, and core values.

To serve Families – Serving in the company and the community. Setting leadership examples for customers, vendors and employees. We will provide stability and security through profitable growth for all shareholders and employees, while striving to remain privately owned. Always adapting to positive change while providing an environment that encourages employees to thrive.

To serve Customers – Our culture and attitude is to provide a premier customer experience by exceeding expectations. To be a world class supplier of components and sophisticated systems with our breadth of product in the automation Industry. To bring added value and technological expertise giving manufacturing and controls engineers full-system solutions and total flexibility.


Innovation – We strive to be world class, utilizing our industry knowledge and working together as an unbeatable team. A culture of continuous improvement to be the industry leader in engineered products, procedures and service.

Integrity – A way of life, good listener, respecting human dignity, taking responsibility, being accountable to ourselves and others, trustworthy, dependable, fair and open minded.

Customer Focus – An internal and external dedication to excellence through quality, innovation, with a commitment to meet and exceed customer expectations. We survive on the perception of our customers.