Festo Press Conference 2021

Driving Industrial Transformation

At our virtual Festo Press Conference, Dipl.-Ing. Dr h.c. Oliver D. Jung, Chairman of the Management Board, and Dr Ansgar Kriwet, Member of the Management Board Sales, analysed the past financial year as well as current developments. They also gave an outlook on future topics and future business areas. The event took place in the context of the virtual Hannover Messe.

Kick-off to the virtual Hannover Messe – we'll present these topics!


We cordially invite you to visit us at the "Hannover Messe Digital Edition" until 16th of April. You will find information on our trade fair page and here.


Festo Press Conference 2021

You missed our press conference on April 12, 2021? No problem, watch our German or English video recording.


Financial years 2020/2021 – stable position for the future

In the 2020 financial year, the Festo Group had to cope with a 7.5% decline in turnover due to the pandemic, but was able to close with an overall operating result above the previous year. The workforce was also guided through the crisis in a stable manner. After a strong first quarter, the company expects a catch-up year in 2021. Find out what is key for Festo to be stable and sustainably positioned for the future.


Festo drives digital transformation of Indonesian industry

Indonesia wants to become one of the ten leading economies by 2030. The way to achieve this is through the digital transformation of the Indonesian industry. Festo is a strong partner in the government programme “Making Indonesia 4.0”.


Hardware expertise paired with software and AI competence

In its role as a technology and innovation leader in industrial automation and technical training, Festo aims to establish artificial intelligence (AI) as a key technology and core competence and to use it consistently for its customers' automation solutions. To this end, Festo offers intelligent solutions and services, with a focus on predictive maintenance, predictive quality, and predictive energy.


Festo Didactic: right approaches to combat the shortage of skilled workers

The specialist for technical training and further education inspires enthusiasm for careers in technical professions as well as the right learning solutions in the age of digitalisation. At the virtual Hannover Messe, all the stops are pulled out of the portfolio: from Bionics4Education to miniature learning factories, learning systems and simulation programmes to the Festo LX digital learning portal, the Festo Learning Experience.


Compact, versatile, powerful

Dosing, aspirating or continuous flow – with the media-separated valves VYKA, VYKB and VZDB from Festo all three operating modes are possible. The compact yet powerful valves dose and aspirate even small quantities with a high level of precision. Thanks to their impressive pressure and nominal width specifications, they are also suitable for controlling the flow in a manifold duct plate, for example.


Festo in the fight against Covid-19

From the first day onwards, Festo has taken its social mandate of alleviating the Corona crisis very seriously and has launched several focused support projects, such as the development of an emergency respiratory ventilator, support in the production of protective facemasks and the installation of an emergency hospital. Moreover, the LifeTech business field offers an excellent range of components for laboratory automation and for patient care devices. Along with the medical sector, it is also important to Festo to keep production stable on a global scale in systemically relevant areas.


Assembly systems for insulin pens

Experience how Syntegon, formerly Bosch Packaging, manages to bring assembly systems for insulin pens to market faster with Festo automation technology. We invite you to a virtual “press briefing with customer application” on Tuesday, 13th of April 2021, 2:00 pm (CET).
Link to the event (please register before).


Festo increases turnover with electromobility

In 2020, Festo was able to increase sales in the "machines and systems for battery production" segment by 40 percent. The demand for automation for battery cell production and other e-vehicle components is increasing. Festo sees great opportunities for further growth in this segment.


Festo makes customers ready for energy-efficient production

The increasing awareness of climate protection, but also high energy prices and rising cost pressure make energy efficiency a core corporate task. In addition, environmentally friendly and CO2-neutral production is increasingly becoming a competitive factor. Festo is meeting the growing demands of customers among others with Festo Energy Saving Services and energy-saving products.


SupraCube: Maximum flexibility in automation technology

In its role as a technology and innovation leader in industrial automation and technical training, With the SupraCube, Festo is presenting for the first time a SupraMotion concept in which the superconductor unit can be separated from the electrical cooler and can operate autonomously for up to two hours. The compact technology allows contactless movement and handling of objects - ideal for industries with the highest requirements for cleaning and cleanliness, such as laboratory automation, biotechnology or semiconductor production.


Bionic Swift: a bionically inspired robotic bird

Festo Didactic presents a new experimental set within the existing bionics educational concept “Bionics4Education”. The Bionic Swift can be used to impart relevant knowledge on the topics of bird flight, bionics and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) both in the school education environment and in the private sector.

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