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Festo strengthens its presence in Baden

New trading partnership supports companies in the South West

The automation experts at Festo and the small but successful trading company Lotz Hydraulik+Pneumatik GmbH based in Emmendingen have recently started working together. Companies in the Baden region will now be able to enjoy an even better supply of high-quality products and invaluable expertise.

Coronavirus has put many companies under pressure, especially small and medium-sized ones. This makes it all the more important for Festo as a partner to industry to individually support companies with technological solutions and consulting expertise through greater local customer service. As part of this, it is focusing on expanding its trading partner network throughout Germany. The automation experts from Esslingen have now entered into a partnership for the Baden region with Lotz Hydraulik + Pneumatik GmbH, Emmendingen. The regional company, soon to celebrate 30 years, employs a workforce of 25 people and has around 2,000 customers.


Home of countless hidden champions


The Baden region, like all of Baden-Württemberg, is known for industrial development. It is home to both major companies with an international standing as well as countless hidden champions – smaller companies with one-of-a-kind expertise and outstanding products and services. The areas of the Southern Upper Rhine and High Rhine-Lake Constance region have some of the strongest economies in Germany. The Upper Rhine region alone has around 3,200 companies in the production sector registered with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with more than 2,200 involved in manufacturing.


Products, customer solutions and expertise


Lotz Hydraulik + Pneumatik GmbH as Festo’s new trading partner offers high-quality pneumatic and hydraulic components as well as customer-specific solutions. The company is also known for its customised consulting service provided by an experienced team of experts. Customers will also benefit from the broad-based logistics services that the partnership between Festo and Lotz will offer. These include a highly effective C-parts management system, Kanban all the way to the assembly line and fast counter sales for purchasing urgently required parts. Another plus is the speed with which Lotz employees can be on site at a customer’s premises for personalised advice and problem-solving.


About Lotz:

LOTZ Hydraulik+Pneumatik is a small, independent family-owned company based in Emmendingen, located between the Black Forest and the Kaiserstuhl hills. With its workforce of around 25 people, LOTZ specialises in developing, manufacturing and maintaining hydraulic power units, buying and selling hydraulic and pneumatic components, and delivering appropriate service packages. Our customers range from the automotive supplier industry, public authorities and machine and plant manufacturers to small businesses and private individuals. Our proximity to customers and the very flexible approach of our employees ensure that enquiries and orders are always handled promptly in the interests of our customers, guaranteeing the technical availability of their plants.



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 LifeTech sector with medical technology and laboratory automation is becoming increasingly important. The products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 20,800 employees in over 250 branch offices in 61 countries worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €3.81 billion in 2022. 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.

Festo Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG is one of 61 sales companies in the Festo group. As an independent sales company, Festo Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for market development in Germany with the aim of achieving maximum productivity and competitiveness for customers in factory and process automation. With over 800 employees at 11 locations and 33 official sales partners, the wholly owned subsidiary is present for customers throughout Germany.

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Contract signing at Lotz in Corona times
From left to right: Thomas Otto, Festo: Office Based Sales and Distributor Mgmt. Johannes Grothues, Festo: Office Based Sales and Distributor Mgmt. Oswald Mutter, Festo: Distributor Management. Andre Wiemeyer, Managing Director Lotz

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