Festo is a worldwide leader in the field of automation technology and the global market leader for technical training and continuing vocational education. It is an independent family company, established in 1925, with headquarter in Esslingen, Germany. The company provides pneumatic and electric drive technology for over 300,000 customers in 200 industries world-wide both for factory and process automation. Festo Didactic offers equipment for technical learning centres, as well as training courses to over 40,000 customers worldwide. The Festo Group achieved sales revenues of over € 2.64 billion in its fiscal year 2015, with 18,700 employees represented world-wide in 250 locations.
Festo started its business in China since 1985. Currently Festo has more than 100 sales offices and official partner outlets in China. Festo Asia Pacific Technical Centre and Solution Engineering Centre in Shanghai provides customers in the region with products and solutions tailored to their applications. The global production centres in Jinan and Shanghai, together with Regional Service Centre-China in Jinan ensure supply and service to China market. Festo has approx. 2,000 employees in China today. Festo serves industries like automotive, tyre/rubber, food and beverage, electronic and light assemblies, flat panel and solar, biotech-phama and water/waste water plants with pneumatic and electric technologies and total solutions.