Who We Are

Automation Horizons, Inc. (AHI) is a control systems integrator based in the Chicago, Illinois, area.


  • Design and development of PLC-based systems
  • Software support: HMI programming, SCADA development, historians, reports
  • Electrical design and drawings
  • Design and maintenance of machine vision applications
  • Custom software design and development
office building

Building where our offices are located


AHI was started by partners Richard Price and George Brengel in 1988. Rich and George had previously worked together in the controls industry before founding Automation Horizons. Rich worked for the Goss Company (the world's largest maker of newspaper printing presses), Johnson & Johnson and Walt Disney. George worked for Bethlehem Steel, Continental Can and Johnson & Johnson. Sadly, George passed away in late 2007. Rich continues to serve as company president.


We are committed to completing projects to our customer's satisfaction. As a result, most of our business comes from previous customers or through word of mouth.

Also, as members of the Control Systems Integrators Association (CSIA), we are committed to following excellent engineering practices and procedures.