Company History

FATA was founded in Turin in 1936 as a manufacturing concern. Over the years FATA developed varied materials handling systems and became a major supplier to Fiat, which enabled FATA to grow in strength throughout Italy, Great Britain, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, USA and Russia.

MHS (Mechanical Handling Systems) based in Watford, part of the American Chain & Cable Company (ACCO). In 1974 ACCO acquired FATA and consolidated its’ European business as the FATA European Group.

In 1975 MHS moved from Watford to a purpose built facility in Milton Keynes and was renamed FATA Limited.

Today FATA Automation Ltd is part of the CiemMADA group, a major European supplier of automated materials handling and storage systems. 

1975 – FATA Ltd established at Milton Keynes

1984 – FATA Ltd becomes part of the Babcock Group, trading as Babcock FATA Ltd

1986 – Relocation of offices and manufacturing to Worcester

1992 – FATA acquires Excel Automation Ltd

1995 – An MBO separates Excel Automation from FATA

2004 – FATA Group worldwide materials handling activities are divested

2006 – FATA Automation Ltd continue to operate independently in the UK

2009 – FATA joins the CiemMADA materials handling group


FATA Automation Limited has no affiliation with USA based FATA Automation Inc.


Our Customers

We provide engineering excellence to a host of global brands across many sectors.

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