Festo

Festo

Company supplying electrical and pneumatic automation technology for factory automation

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.

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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.

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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.

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2000

Festo Tooltechnic becomes the independent Festool brand

Festo Tooltechnic becomes the independent Festool brand and confirms loyalty to specialist shops.

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Sky
July 7, 2020
Sky News
The BionicSwift weighs just 42 grams and is capable of flying indoors along a programmed path for roughly seven minutes.
Devin Coldewey
July 2, 2020
TechCrunch
You could be excused for thinking that German robotics company Festo does nothing but put together fabulous prototype robots built to resemble kangaroos, jellyfish, and other living things. They do in fact actually make real industrial robots, but it's hard not to marvel at their biomimetic experiments; Case in point, the feathered BionicSwift and absurd [...]

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