About Us

About Company

KNowledge. Experience. Optimization

KNEO Automation has been engaged in the field of industrial automation services since 2003 and also boasts of strategic partnerships with their German counterparts. We realise your dream of smoothly operating shop floors, at optimum levels, with enhanced productivity and efficiency that ensure the maximum output.

We harness technology to revolutionize your industrial operations and realize the dream of ‘Smart Factories’. We transform the shop floor of today to a place where man and machine communicate seamlessly. We harness shop floor data to predict and preempt production and maintenance reducing downtime and optimizing operations to enhance profitability.

Experience and Expertise

At KNEO, we believe in partnering the efforts of companies in ushering in the era of Industrial Automation, and eventually Industry 4.0, through innovation in automation. We reach wherever our clients are and scale up whenever needed. We are industry veterans with expertise in automation. With our cutting-edge automation products, we have successfully delivered several customized projects in over 30 countries.

We help in automating processes with our industrial automation services. We are dedicated to delivering services that give you the competitive edge by successfully eliminating inefficiencies, optimizing plant processes, and reducing manufacturing costs.

Our simplified visionary approach about the future direction of IoT, addressing its wide-scale adoption in many markets, its interception with advanced technology, the explosive growth in data, and the emergence of data analytics make us a sought-after automation partner. Our objective is to deliver creative thinking and collaboration among manufacturing companies which will breed innovation and deliver smart solutions that will positively impact by making business processes more efficient.

company expertise


Transforming the industrial landscape through innovative industrial automation.


Creating business value for clients by becoming their partners in digitization and delivering customized automation services and industry 4.0 solutions.

Core Values



We hold ourselves to the strictest standards of quality to deliver the highest customer value.


We finish what we start and take accountability for our projects.



We are honest in our dealings and respect the integrity of your data.


We focus on the needs of our clients to provide a positive customer experience and build long-lasting relationships.

Management Team

Raju kulkarni

Mr. Raju Kulkarni

Director & Co-Founder

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Mr. Raju Kulkarni

After graduating as an Electronics Engineer in 1993 and an experience of almost a decade with various multinationals, Raju co-founded KNEO Automation in 2003. He has led the completion of several major Automation projects in India and overseas, ever since. With his strong understanding of industrial processes and specialization in the manufacturing sector, he currently spearheads the development of MAPP IOT platform and helping industries in adoption of Industry 4.0.

N. Krishnamurthy

Mr. N.Krishnamurthy

Director & Co-Founder

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Mr. N.Krishnamurthy

The sound qualification of Mechatronic Engineering and the strong backing of an experience automation industry, Krishnamurthy co-founded KNEO Automation with Raju in 2003. Starting his career with Siemens, Krishnamurthy has also gained valuable industry experience in South Asia and the USA.. As Director of the company, he is currently responsible for the management of overseas automation projects. He also oversees the domestic business related to Siemens system integration.

Upendra Potdar

Mr. Upendra Potdar

Director-Business Development

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Mr. Upendra Potdar

Upendra is a Mechanical Engineer by qualification with a MBA and MTech degree in Manufacturing and Automation. With over 20 years of experience under his belt with various multinational companies, he has worked for different industries. His rich industry experience boasts of eminent names like Emerson Electric Co, Mahindra & Mahindra, SKF and Dana Spicer. At KNEO, he is responsible for developing new business, cultivating partnerships and identifying new markets to expand KNEOs global presence.

Vrushali kulkarni

Mrs. Vrushali Kulkarni

Chief Technology Officer

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Mrs. Vrushali Kulkarni

Pioneering technologist with 20+ years of experience in architecting scalable solutions related to industry 4.0, asset management, ERP for AS/400. She has been associated with one of the top MNC companies IBM Satyam for more than 11 years. She is an IBM Certified Specialist as an i5 AS/400 RPG ILE Programmer with extensive work experience on AS/400 platform and latest web technologies Currently, her key role is managing the technical team, playing a crucial role in establishing communication between PLC and software systems. Helping to make technical advancements at KNEO that translate to superior automation products and services.


Reseller or Regional Partner

Reseller or Regional Partner

  • A proprietor or a partnership firm with domain knowledge of Manufacturing industry.
  • Passionate about technology and has customer centric approach.
Knowledge/ Training Partner

Knowledge/ Training Partner

Engineering experts and consultants to develop technology & Products.

Embed knowledge in digitalization and industry 4.0 processes.

Partners having decades of experience in Manufacturing Industry.

OEM Partners

OEM Partner

Product based company interested to provide digital platform solution to end customers.

Machine manufacturers wants to add value to their product.

Technology Partner


Technology experts and product company wants to bundled the solution. Application specific solution development.

Our Partners


Serving as a bridge between the old and the new in industry, we value potential as well as experience. We are always on a lookout for hard-working individuals who are interested in further strengthening our team as leaders in Industrial Automation Technology and Services. As an employer, we believe in providing a productive space that encourages ideas and problem-solving for the benefit of the client. We think that learning is a life-long endeavor and enable our employees with learning opportunities through work and training for overall career growth. With projects around the world, our employees gain exposure and insights into the workings of industries across the globe. If you like to work with cutting-edge technology and want to help industries move into the digital era, KNEO Automation is the place for you.

Browse through our current openings below or send your resume to recruit@kneoautomation.com

Current Openings

Position: PLC Programmer

Experience: 3-5 yrs 

Education: B.E. – Any Specialization,  Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics /  Telecommunication, Instrumentation.

Skills / Requirements

  • Strong knowledge and experience in PLC programming preferably in  Siemens, Allen Bradly and Mitsubishi.
  • Expertise in automation software development
  • Proficiency in Siemens PLC such as S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, S7-1500 IM151-8, TIA portal, Simatic Manager.
  • HMI/SCADA Configuration: Siemens WinCC flexible, Siemens WinCC Explorer, WinCC Runtime Advanced.
  •  Siemens VFD, Dervo Drives, Servo Drives, ABB Drives.
  • Allen Bradly PLCs: Compact Logix, Studio 5000, RS Logix 5000, Factory talk view, Panel view plus.
  • Mitsubishi PLCs: FX series PLCs, Q- Series PLCs, GX works3, GX works2.
  • Communications protocols like Ethernet TCP/IP, PPI/MPI, Profinet, Profibus DP, Modbus, OPC UA, RS 232, RS 485.
  • Experience in PLC Engineering and commissioning projects.
  • Database Management skills
  • Knowledge of Industry 4.0 concepts and technologies.
  • Experience in the industrial automation industry.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Position: Design Engineer

Experience: Autodesk Plant 3D, 2-4 years.


  • Knowledge of P&ID
  • Knowledge of Equipment Layout and piping Layout
  • Knowledge of Equipment’s & Vessels GA drawings
  • Knowledge of hygienic piping and standards
    Extraction of isometrics in plant 3D
    BOM generation
  • Hands-on experience in 2D detailing & drafting
  • Knowledge of structural drawings
  • Review in Navisworks simulation
  • Good communication skills
  • Must skill – Plant 3D

Position: Sales Engineer

Experience: Min 3-5 years of Experience in sales portfolio in Automation and/or in related fields of automation technologies

Location: – Pune

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate in Electrical / Electronics
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office, Excel
  • MBA marketing will be an added advantage
  • Must have knowledge of Siemens Automation products like PLC, PLC modules, Power Supply, HMI, Scada, DCS Siemens LV Drives VFD Lapp make Cables Electrical Panels Like MCC Panels, PCC Panels, APFC Panel, Drives Panel, PLC Panel Basic Knowledge of Switchgears, motors. Machine Retrofitting/ Upgradation.


  • Generating business leads for Automation and Industry 4.0 solutions by visiting potential customers
  • The position is responsible for the field sales of Siemens products.
  • Understanding the technical requirements of clients and co-ordinate with our internal team for preparing the solutions and offerings as per the commitment given to customers
  • Prepare the offer proposal with accuracy and share it with clients in the given time lines
  • Manage final negotiation to finalize the order from the client
  • Responsible to implement & monitor monthly, quarterly and annual sales plans and strategies as per the business sales forecast. Effectively conducts customer visits, Establishing new and maintaining existing relationships with Customers
  • Creating account plans for each (KEY) accounts and manage the execution plan against each of these plans. Ability to travel 70% of the time is required
  • Proven sales experience and a good track record for exceeding sales targets is required. To manage the targets assigned by the management
  • Respond promptly to sales requests for customer engagement needs
  • Maintain the data and periodic analytics for Management review

Skills / Requirements

  • Should be an extrovert self-motivated personality with a results-driven approach and be very strong in negotiation and convincing
  • Good communication & presentation skills with an eye for details
  • Competent to handle product demo and Technical queries for customers
  • The job profile involves regular traveling at client sites. Having a personal vehicle is a mandated requirement for the applicant for this profile.
  • Having a good network of potential industries will be an added advantage for the candidate.
  • An ability to build and manage good relations with clients is essential