Festo AG & CO. KG

Electronic equipment, Education and training
Company name: Festo AG & CO. KG
Company size: Large
Company web site: http://www.festo.com
Date of Foundation: 1925
Nr. of Employees: 250<

Case summary:
Festo is a worldwide operating company that provides Technology, know how and education/training for factory and Process automation. Their Customers are in Electronics, Automotive, Food & Packaging and Biotech & Pharma industries. They are highly innovative and have a long Design tradition in product and Design engineering, which has formed the basis of their current strategic commitment to corporate Design. Recently a New corporate Identity was created to enhance their reputation for Expertise in engineering and Innovation processes. Their holistic approach encompasses every aspect of the company from Communications through to corporate architecture and has achieved a high level of recognition. They also have created novel and unusual prototypes of automated fish (Air_ray, Aqua_ray and Airacuda) which show potential developments of intelligent and energy-efficient Products and systems.Design within Festo is the Culture, a USP( Unique selling proposition) and a core Management tool. The Management of Design is a board level concern and part of their Innovation processes.

Festo involves “Design” as a sound management tool. From corporate identity and brand to product design and product engineering – all design and creation-related areas are almost perfectly implemented within the company. Consequently, Festo has gained about 70 national and international design awards in recent years.

At a glance
Founded in 1925, Festo became an innovation leader in industrial and process automation. The company’s headquarter is based in Esslingen a. N., Region Stuttgart (Germany). With around 100 new products every year and being the holder of 2,800 patents worldwide,

Festo creates the impetus for maximum productivity in factory and process automation. 12,800 employees in 176 countries, dedicated to serving more than 300,000 customers worldwide, ensure this every day. Festo has a broad range of solutions with pneumatic, servo-pneumatic and electric drive technology and appropriate services. Its “Didactic” division ensures a qualified workforce by providing basic and vocational training in automation…

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