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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.

费斯托 (Festo)是一家全球性的独立的家族企业,总部位于德国埃斯林根。自成立以来,Festo在工业自动化技术和技术教育方面制定标准,从而为环境、经济和社会的可持续发展做出贡献。公司为超过35个行业的30万家工厂和过程自动化客户提供气动和电驱动自动化技术解决方案,其中生命科学和实验室自动化业务受到越来越多的关注。Festo产品和服务遍布176个国家。2023年,费斯托在全球61个国家的250多个分支机构拥有约20600名员工,实现销售额36.5亿欧元。每年约7%的销售额用于研发。在这家学习型企业,1.5%的销售额用于基础和进一步培训。Festo 教学培训 (Didactic SE) 是全球领先的技术教育和培训供应商,为全球客户提供工业环境中全面的数字化和常规学习解决方案。

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DMG MORI Innovation Partner Award
  Festo was presented with the DMG MORI Innovation Partner Award 2019 at the EMO. From left to right: Christian Thönes, Chairman of the Management Board at DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Timo Rickermann, Chief Purchasing...