DelcoAutomation is a premiere integrator of process automation and control systems. DelcoAutomation serves clients in North America in the following industries: water and wastewater, integrated security, ethanol, energy, mining, natural resources, oil and gas, chemicals, forestry, food processing, agriculture, environmental, and manufacturing. Our head office is centrally-located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. DelcoAutomation is a single source of technical expertise in the combination of process control, SCADA, DCS, PLC`s, information systems, instrumentation, measurement, telecommunication systems, and control centers.
Delco Automation Inc. is a premiere integrator of process automation and control systems. Delco Automation serves clients in North America in the following industries: water and wastewater, integrated security, ethanol, energy, mining, natural resources, oil and gas, chemicals, forestry, food processing, agriculture, environmental, and manufacturing. Our head office is centrally-located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Delco Automation is a single source of technical expertise in the combination of process control, SCADA, DCS, PLC’s, information systems, instrumentation, measurement, telecommunication systems, and control centers. Delco Automation performs feasibility and planning studies, followed by detailed design, manufacturing, procurement, integration, training, and commissioning for new-builds and retrofits. Delco Automation is able to provide basic consulting, or can take complete turn-key contracting responsibility for any size of automation or security project, from small compressor control panels, to “turnkey” water treatment plants, to large integrated security systems.
“By passionately focusing on customer success we will make Delco Automation the first choice for process automation, water treatment, life-safety and security systems.”
- We will exploit our engineering, systems and software know-how to deliver all the practical benefits of process automation, water treatment, life-safety and security systems.
- We will aggressively remain in pursuit of the best ideas and technologies, while remaining focused on our Customers’ price and delivery expectations.
- We will listen to our customers and respond with customized turn-key solutions that add value and are differentiated by innovative and simplified application.
- We will deliver flexible design/build solutions and exceptional service and support to make sure each and every customer is 100% satisfied.
Accomplishing our mission means:
- Demonstrating professionalism, creativity, and fairness when dealing with all our customers, our suppliers, our community and us.
- Building enduring relationships and partnerships.
- Prizing intellectual capital by investing in our people to grow our knowledge base through continual learning and acquisition of new skills and technologies.
- Fostering a challenging work environment that creates new opportunities and rewards innovation, hard work and teamwork.
- Pursuing market segments with emphasis and geographic areas that can be supported locally over the long term and that meet our growth and profit targets.
Delco Automation understands what it takes to succeed and offers innovative programme and project management services as part of automation and security performance solutions. Over the years, Delco Automation has developed a pool of experience in the consulting and systems integration industry and a sophisticated set of tools and methodologies based on that experience. We have invested extensively in developing a comprehensive project management system necessary to accommodate the demanding logistics of a portfolio of concurrent fast-track projects.
We believe the key to a successful project is a strong management plan. A plan that is relevant to the scope of work, prepared in advance with experienced people installed at each level of the work breakdown structure. Experienced people that will ensure the plan is executed properly at every stage. Further, the plan must be relevant to the goals of the Owner or the project will not be a success. A STRONG PROJECT PLAN reduces Owner RISK. A correctplan installed at the initial stages will ensure the highest chance for project success.
What contributes to a correct plan? We believe it is a plan that incorporates the customer’s site specific requirements. We pride ourselves in having completed every project with great success for our customer because of our rigorous project management process.
What enables Delco to excel at this and not our competitors? Superior knowledge coupled with sensitivity. At Delco Automation we passionately focus on customer success and it is ingrained in our culture at every level. Our projects have been historical successes because our people are sensitive to the needs of the every stakeholder – the Project Managers, Consultants, Site Operations & Maintenance Personnel. Further, every Delco Automation project manager is armed with executive level support and a sophisticated set of business system tools to ensure their projects are a success.
As members of the Control Systems Integrator’s Association (CSIA), we subscribe to the best practices in the North American automation industry.
Our project managers are trained with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and utilize the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as guidelines for maintaining project controls.
Networked Project Management Software
At the core of our investment in project management is a business system we developed trade-named DelcoNucleus™. Included in the core of its project management features is a networked digital dashboard that visually displays (with color coding) the status of all project deliverables in our corporation. It is much like a graphical human machine interface in a control post, but for project events and deliverables. The system permits the PM’s to quickly drill down into the resources assigned for deliverables. It also visually annunciates key project milestones and checkpoints such that the Dept. Managers can drive the PM’s and the required resources to our customers’ targeted delivery dates.
One Source of Responsibility
We are a specialized breed of contractor called a Systems Integrator. As a reputable Systems Integrator we invest in technological expertise as well as expertise in all aspects of the complete project life cycle – from engineering to manufacturing to installation to commissioning. We have installed all of the necessary business processes and insurances to assure that our customers’ projects are completed to their success with the least possible risk.
Delco Automation satisfies the needs of industry, under one roof, with one source of responsibility, to insure tight integration between all of the necessary sub-systems; from raw data management to the hardware and software used to control the process, to reporting performance metrics to business systems. This is a core competitive advantage for Delco Automation , and a benefit to the client, as historically this required the services of multiple companies, with the potential for multiple communication breakdowns, and responsibilities. It enables us to work a tight schedule, improve project communications, and provide the customer with one source of responsibility for the entire system.
Our standardized document and drawing control keeps the projects on track, and provides the information needed to insure client maintainability. Our peoples’ commitment, drive, and advanced use of technology results in unrivalled productivity and quality.
We are vendor neutral. Independent from vendors and manufacturers, Delco Automation integrates the most cost-effective products with the least risk for the distinct needs of our clients. As a matter of policy, we will not be bound by any exclusivity agreements or commercial incentives that would hinder us from integrating the most valuable systems for our customers.
Delco Automation provides automation and controls engineering services to a diversified range of sectors in market place. This insures that our organization is not subject to the business environment of one industry. The benefit to our customers is our long term viability. This diversification also provides our organization with a tremendous cross-pollination of technologies and knowledge to apply to other sectors.
Effective Project Management
Delco Automation takes the management of your project very seriously and we are not happy unless we can complete your work on-time and within budget. In fact, we take project management so seriously that we had to develop a multiple project portfolio management tool because there has been nothing available on the market as effective or as simple-to-use.
Our solution is DelcoNucleus™ and it is a corporate-wide networked project management system that functions much like a graphical central control system in a plant. With color-coded status indication of deliverables, alarms generated on key deadlines, real-time labor and materials tracking, resource allocation and scheduling, our project managers are armed with every detail of the project at the press of a button. Quality control is incorporated into the system with our standardized work-flow checklists included to ensure nothing can be forgotten.
Our People & Leadership
Leadership is the key to Delco Automation’s success and creation of value-added benefits for our clients. At Delco Automation, leadership is the key to our culture, and we view Delco Automation’s people as leaders in their areas of responsibility. Our managers are driven, energetic, global thinkers who constantly challenge the status quo to find better ways to do things.
We reinforce our high-speed culture with continuous improvement plans. The continuous improvement plans include driving high-performance work teams through specially tailored management by objectives programs. Our culture encourages long-term thinking and rewards continuous improvement. Our management methodology ensures that we look at our business the same way our shareholders do… from the perspective of creating value. To accomplish that, we focus on turning managers into leaders and employees into owners.
DRIVE – DEMONSTRATE – DECIDE – DELIVER
The 4-D’s of Delco Leadership
The personal Drive to welcome and embrace change – enthusiastically Demonstrate passion for our business that will energize others, Decide to insure the customer is always the first beneficiary, and the ability to consistently Deliver.
The success of any project or company is dependent on management. The ability to make timely decisions, react to changing business environments and project challenges. We believe we have assembled a strong team of individuals that are specialists in their area. Our team has a relentless commitment to ensure client satisfaction, and corporate sustainability. Delco strives to continuously search for, and retain highly energetic and innovative people to compliment our organization.
DELCO AUTOMATION INC.
Brian Rindall, P.Mgr – President and CEO, co-founder: Prior to starting Delco, Brian worked as an electrical designer for a power utility and with a systems integration firm providing site services to a variety of companies in the power utility, pulp & paper, and cement plant sectors. Brian received the Raj Manek Entrepreneurial Award for Business Excellence as a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan ’s College of Commerce Business Administration program. He also received the “Stellar Student Award” at the Queen’s University Executive Program for his top performance among 35 CEO’s and Professional Managers across Canada who attended the program. Brian specializes in process control automation and specifically, water treatment processes and the integration of membrane technologies.
Corporate Headquarters (Saskatoon, SK)
Our 15,000 s.f. Engineering and Manufacturing headquarters is a state-of-the-art facility centrally located in Saskatoon. Saskatoon hosts a diverse range of technology based start-up companies in the fields of genetics, biotechnology, highway control, audio/video production, software, mineral exploration, and communications. Saskatchewan has very extensive penetration of inexpensive high speed internet service throughout the entire province. Saskatoon is also the location of a number of large multinational mining corporations and the country’s largest science facility – the Canadian Light Source.
Located in Central Canada, there are excellent air connections to Eastern and Western Canada, as well as multiple daily direct flights to the US.