Festo AG & Co. KG

Festo AG & Co. KG

Pneumatic and electromechanical components and systems for greater automation; training for industrial automation designers

Festo is a global developer and supplier of automation solutions for applications in almost all industrial sectors. The family-owned company, which boasts sales in excess of 1.5 billion euros, has more than 12,000 employees in 56 national headquarters and over 200 branches, serving 300,000 customers in 176 countries. It offers standard electromechanical and pneumatic components, engineering and consulting services, customized manufacturing, assemblies and system solutions.

Festo now also wants to extend the application of its products in the life science sector. This represents new territory for the company. The Biotech/Pharmaceuticals division, which was established in 2004, now defines, develops, produces and supplies components and system solutions used at decentralized control level for automating workflows in the production of active agents or in the (galenical) production of drugs. Festo’s newest division in the life science sector, MedLab, supports the development of active agents, quality control and analytics by designing new systems for controlling, handling and positioning in the field of laboratory automation. The company also leverages synergies from its automation solutions for installation in medical equipment and systems. This ultimately enables Festo to offer an extended product and service portfolio with a clear focus on the automation of fluid control, sample preparation and liquid handling systems and of instrumental analytics, diagnostics and therapeutic applications. Here, as in all its other sectors, Festo relies on close collaboration with leading mechanical engineering companies. Joint development projects using state-of-the-art technologies on both sides guarantee innovative and market-ready products. Customers, whether they be industrial or private end users, can therefore be confident they will receive highly efficient and dependable machines, equipment and systems.


Medical technology

Activity Automation, Education, Life Science, Medicine, Processes, Technology


Dr. Eberhard Veit (Vorstandsvorsitzender; Vorstand Technology, Market and Regions)
Dipl.-Kfm. Alfred Goll (Vorstand Human Resources)
Dr. Claus Jessen (Vorstand Product Supply)
Dr. Ansgar Kriwet (Vorstand Region and Sales Europe)
Dipl.-Kfm. Michael Mölleken (Vorstand Finance; Vorstand Information Management and Technology)

Year of foundation




Supervisory board

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Klaus Wucherer (Chairman)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Milberg (Vice Chairman)
Dipl.-Kfm. Curt Michael Stoll (Vice Chairman)
Dr. Ulrich Stoll (Vice Chairman)
Prof. Dr. Mark Binz
Dr. Friedrich Eichiner
Martin Stoll
Christina Zügel-Stoll


DIN ISO 9001 since1990
VDA 6.4 since 2000 German Automotive Industry Standard
EN 13980 (since 2004) for ATEX products
PED 97/23/EC, Module D1 (since 2004) for pressure vessels
ISO 14001 since 1999 (EMAS I 1996 – 2002)