Festo is a global player and an independent family-owned company with headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Festo has set standards in industrial automation technology and technical education ever since its establishment, thereby making a contribution to sustainable development of the environment, the economy and society. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over 35 industries. The products and services are available in 176 countries.
With about 20,700 employees in over 250 branch offices in 61 countries worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €3.36 billion in 2021. Each year around 7% of this turnover is invested in research and development. In this learning company, 1.5 % of turnover is invested in basic and further training. Festo Didactic SE is a leading provider of technical education and training and offers its customers worldwide comprehensive digital and physical learning solutions in the industrial environment.
In tire production, every second and every kilowatt counts. Whether in compounding, tire building, vulcanisation or quality control, there is a huge potential for greater productivity. Festo’s aim is that tire machine builders get the most out of their systems – with new, efficient automation solutions or through intelligent retrofitting.
Festo replaces conventional pneumatics in the control cabinet with digitised pneumatics. Therefore, the company has developed the Festo Motion Terminal: the world’s first to use valves whose functions ared controlled by apps. The intelligent technology consists of pneumatics, sensors, electronics and software and enables many movement and monitoring tasks. Its benefits: the Festo Motion Terminal makes loading times up to 33% faster and reduces power consumption by up to 60%.