HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
Exhibitor 2017


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(Main stand)

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Ruiter Str. 82
73734 Esslingen
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Fax: +49 711 347 2628


Mr. Martin Beier
Head of Exhibition Management
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Year founded

No. of employees
>10.000 (Status: 2017)

Annual turnover
over 1 billion EUR (Status: 2017)

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Company profile

Festo AG is a global player and an independent family-owned company with headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over 40 industries. The products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 18,800 employees in over 250 branch offices in 61 countries worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around 2.74 billion Euro in 2016. Each year around 8 % of this turnover is invested in research and development. In this learning company, 1.5 % of turnover is invested in basic and further training. Yet training services are not only provided for Festo's own staff Festo Didactic SE also supplies basic and further training programmes in the field of automation technology for customers, students and trainees.

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Festo Poland
Subsidiary/Branch office
Mszczonowska 7, 05-090 Raszyn



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