Business sectors: Automation and technical education

Our business sectors

Automation and technical education

Festo is a global leader in automation technology, and the world market leader in technical training and education. By establishing a link between industry and education, we are helping our customers all over the world to increase their productivity. Get to know our two business sectors better.


Around 30,000 catalog products, customized components, ready-to-install solutions and the corresponding service offerings make us a strong and reliable partner in industrial automation and for the process industry.

Industrial automation

Automation business sector: Industrial automation

Maximum productivity along the entire value chain

In the everyday factory environment, automation technology is used for joining, rotating, gripping, positioning, connecting, holding, testing and checking individual parts, modules or complete products. Our portfolio is designed to perform all of these tasks. With the corresponding service and training we support our customers along the entire value chain.

Wide range of industry segments

Our integrated service offering is applied in the production and assembly areas of a wide range of industrial segments. Whether it is the automotive and tier-1 supplier industry, the electronics industry or the food processing and industrial packaging industry – we know the specific needs of every sector, understand the regional differences and therefore increase the competitiveness of our customers around the globe.

Our main product groups

  • Electric, pneumatic and servopneumatic actuators
  • Pneumatic valves and valve manifolds
  • Devices for compressed air treatment and vacuum technology
  • Pneumatic grippers and industrial robots
  • Servo motors and drives
  • Sensors and image processing systems
  • Controllers and software

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Process automation

Automation business sector: Process automation

For safety during operation. In all project phases

Whether it is for individual process steps or entire systems, we offer our customers in the process industry centralized and decentralized automation concepts for the production, transport, handling and disposal of fluid media – such as gases, fluids, paste-like materials or bulk solids with flow behavior. We provide advice in all project phases from engineering to operation.

For the most diverse requirements

The industries where process automation is used include water and wastewater engineering, the biotech, pharma and cosmetic industry, food and beverage production and the chemical industry. We understand the different environmental conditions, hygiene regulations and standards of the individual segments and provide solutions for all areas of application – such as GMP, food or ATEX zones, environments with high and low temperatures or harsh and corrosive atmospheres.

Our main product groups

  • Control technology and remote I/O
  • Valve manifolds and pilot valves
  • Sensors and valve positioners
  • Linear and quarter turn actuators
  • Process and media valves
  • Compressed air treatment and pneumatic connectors

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Technical education

Whether with equipment for technical training centers or with training and consultation for industrial companies – Festo Didactic is a world leader in technical training and development.

Learning systems and education concepts

Learning systems and educational concepts

Learning systems

As a driver and shaper of automation, our focus is on people as well as technical solutions. Schools and universities, vocational institutions and companies worldwide use Festo Didactic’s learning systems to train the specialists of tomorrow.

From basic equipment to turnkey learning center

Our portfolio covers all the equipment for efficient learning and guaranteed learning success. From simple simulation software, custom training packages and the modular training factory to the fully equipped training center – get to know our offering.

Learning systems for all technology fields:

Overview of our learning systems

Technical education concepts

Education concepts

The conceptualization, design, and equipping of training rooms and labs are key components of the solutions provided by Festo Didactic. This includes the development of curricula and training programs for professions, job roles and managed services.

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Training und consulting

Technical education business sector: Training and consulting

Our own experience means that we understand the industrial work environment and its challenges. Our trainers and coaches are also consummate professionals with regard to learning, training and consulting. You benefit from this unique symbiosis of industry and education in our practical training and qualification programs. Our goal is to strengthen the skills of people and the adaptability of organizations.

We offer various qualification formats dedicated to a range of topics:

  • Open courses
  • Customer-specific courses
  • Skills programs
  • Workshops/business games
  • Various consulting formats

Our practical offerings pursue the goal of being able to apply what has been learned directly in the everyday work environment. Our industry-oriented learning systems use real components.

We provide training on key topics in the industrial environment – technology, organization and people. Issues relating to automation technology represent the core of the training content. We also offer support for the development of strategic skills in the area of digital transformation. Our portfolio is aimed at all job roles from shop floor to management level.

In consulting projects we make you as well as companies fit for maximum value creation. Our consultants help you to evaluate and optimize your processes.