Your One-Stop-Shop for Everything Automation

How many times have you called a number with an industrial related automation question only to get a recording? It’s frustrating and time consuming. At John Henry Foster we value every question and are committed to providing value-added solutions for each of our customers.

To better serve you, we have 11 Pneumatic and Automation Product Specialists with Associate Degrees in Fluid Power. Combined, our team has more than 200 years of experience in automation solutions and systems designs and are available to assist our customers every step of the way. In addition to having the technical expertise, we also stock over $4 million in product inventory.

The goal of John Henry Foster’s in-house specialists is to provide one-call answers and solutions to help eliminate the risk and confusion for customers when ordering parts. Our automation experts are adept at creating seamless integration between pneumatic systems designing, testing, maintenance, training and other technical support to help our clients improve productivity and efficiency.Our dedicated team, consisting of pneumatic systems design specialists, engineers and electrical experts with their comprehensive knowledge allows us to collaborate with clients on complex systems and circuitry. We also use sizing programs to select the correct component the first time.

Our Product Inventory


We’ve installed a new Modula Inventory Lift System. This automated vertical storage and retrieval system is designed to optimize space using the full ceiling height of our warehouse and boasts a 99% accuracy rate for improving the speed, accuracy and efficiency of our order fulfillment.


We provide cost-effective solutions and modification of standard products to fit your specific applications such a pre-assembly of various automation products. This customized assembly allows you to order assemblies and kits with one part number that helps reduce order time. Our custom assemblies are tested prior to shipping to allow for immediate installation.

 Ask Our Automation Experts

Have a technical question our experts can help you with? JHF’s inside automation specialists are standing by. Please call us at 651.452.8452 or email at


As a leading provider of premium quality compressed air and automation solutions since 1938, John Henry Foster delivers customized automation products and design-to-build solutions to clients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and northern Iowa. Our talented and innovative employees serve customers in virtually every industry that utilizes motion control technology and power generation. For updates and other information about John Henry Foster, visit our website, Like us on Facebook or follow JohnHenryFoster on Twitter.

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651-452-8452 | 800-582-5162


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