Festo is an Esslingen am Neckar based global research and development company supplying electrical and pneumatic automation technology for factory automation. The company was founded in 1925 by Albert Fezer and Gottlieb Stoll, and the headquarter is located at Esslingen am Neckar, Germany.
The company started as a wood machinery repair service provider in 1925, which quickly started making their own tools. As of 2019, the company develops factory process automation technology and tools for industries to accelerate their productivity. These include factory automation robots, saws, sanders, drills, and mechanical parts. The products can be purchased from over 250 branch offices in 176 countries with national companies in 61 countries. The company provides equipment for multiple industries which include Automotive, Semiconductor, Food processing, Textile, Laboratory, Mining and Medical sector. In 2000, the company formed a subsidiary named Festool to manage and manufacture electric power and air tools for carpentry.
As of April 2019, the company is also developing bionic tools and technology as a part of its Bionic Learning Network Program to operate intricate automation tasks.
Festo has been a supporter of FIRST Robotics, which organizes high school level robotics competition in the United States. The company provides financial support to organize the competition and discounts for members of the competition.
Festo Tooltechnic becomes the independent Festool brand
Festo Tooltechnic becomes the independent Festool brand and confirms loyalty to specialist shops.
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- AutomationUse of various control systems for operating equipment
- PneumaticsUse of pressurized gas to produce mechanical motion
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