2019/12/13
ID: 2449

Innovation pays off

Development partner Festo receives 2019 DMG MORI Innovation Partner Award

In September 2019, DMG MORI recognised Festo as its automation partner by presenting it with the DMG MORI Innovation Partner Award 2019 at the EMO, the leading international trade fair for machine tools. The world’s leading manufacturer of machine tools distinguished its most innovative partners and suppliers for outstanding achievements in joint development projects with this biennial award.

DMG MORI and Festo can look back on more than 20 years of partnership. Festo was nominated as a Preferred Partner by DMG MORI in 2017. The DMG MORI Innovation Award 2019 has now been presented to Festo. The award underscores the trusting relationship, as well as the close and successful development partnership between the two companies.

 

“Above all, at DMG MORI we appreciate the tremendous effort contributed by the automation experts at Festo to our mutual development projects. Digitalisation as well as automation are the key elements for future-oriented manufacturing. Together, we’re accelerating the transformation,” explains Christian Thönes, Chairman of the Management Board at DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT.

 

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Oliver Jung, Chairman of the Management Board at Festo AG, adds: “The collaboration between DMG MORI and Festo goes back more than 20 years. As technology leaders within their sectors, DMG MORI and Festo take advantage of each other’s expertise in order to provide their customers with significant added value. Amongst other things, we’ve developed attractive customer-specific products together with DMG MORI, and we’ve made considerable progress in the areas of efficiency and productivity thanks to innovative process optimisations.”

 

Joint development

The development of a valve plate for controlling pneumatic units in LASERTEC SLM machines is a classic example of the cooperation amongst the engineers of both companies. The specialists got together to look into modifying available valve technology and, after successful testing, implemented the modifications as a new standard for LASERTEC SLM machines. “We used both factory and process automation components during the course of this project, and we made the associated software modules for machine control available as well,” says Dietfried Lustig, Global Key Account Manager at Festo.

 

When it comes to introducing new systems for innovative business processes, the two companies also pull together successfully; for example, both use the ITONICS innovation platform. ITONICS enables suppliers and machine developers to exchange information directly about new development proposals, or to adopt ideas from machine designers; this can lead to significant process improvements and thus savings as well.

Festo est à la fois un acteur mondial et une entreprise familiale indépendante basée à Esslingen am Neckar en Allemagne. Depuis ses débuts, Festo établit des normes en matière de technologie d'automatisation industrielle et de formation technique, contribuant ainsi au développement durable de l'environnement, de l'économie et de la société. La société fournit une technologie d'automatisation pneumatique et électrique à 300 000 clients d'automatisation d'usine et de processus dans plus de 35 industries. Le secteur LifeTech, avec la technologie médicale et l'automatisation des laboratoires, devient de plus en plus important. Les produits et services sont disponibles dans 176 pays du monde. Dans le monde entier, environ 20 600 employés dans environ 60 pays avec plus de 250 succursales ont généré un chiffre d'affaires d'environ 3,65 milliards d'euros en 2023. Sur ce total, environ 7 % sont investis chaque année dans la recherche et le développement. Dans l'entreprise apprenante, les mesures de formation et de développement représentent 1,5 % du chiffre d'affaires. Festo Didactic SE est l'un des principaux fournisseurs d'enseignement et de formation techniques et propose à ses clients du monde entier des solutions complètes d'apprentissage numérique et physique dans l'environnement industriel.

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DMG MORI Innovation Partner Award
Festo a reçu le DMG MORI Innovation Partner Award 2019 à l'EMO. De gauche à droite: Christian Thönes, président du directoire de DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Timo Rickermann, directeur des achats de DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Dietfried...

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