Festo celebrates 40 years of success in Canada
MISSISSAUGA, ON – The year 1975 was a momentous for great beginnings; Wheel of Fortune made its debut, Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac and the release of the Atari 8000 sparked the microcomputer revolution.
1975 also marks the beginning of Festo, Inc. in Canada. In celebration of Festo’s 40th anniversary, Festo will featured various flying bionic engineering marvels from its Bionic Learning Network at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto.
“Over the past 40 years, Festo has become a substantial part of the Canadian industrial landscape”, says Thomas Lichtenberger, president and CEO of Festo Canada.
“We have built strong relationships with our customers from coast to coast, thanks to our unique and holistic approach to meeting their requirements.
“As a product innovator, solutions provider and leading industrial educator, Festo will continue to lead industry into the smart factory world of Industry 4.0 here in Canada.”
As national market leader in pneumatic technology, the Festo brand is recognized for excellence and for approximately 100 new technical and design innovations annually. Over the past two decades, Festo also added electric motion and process automation technology to their portfolio. Customers are able to get both technologies from one reliable source, whichever better suits their process and factory automation needs.
Festo provides significant added value by serving as specialized solutions provider to help customers achieve their automation goals, from project conception through startup. Festo’s application specialists and engineers partner with customers to meet their automation needs.
Together with the expertise of their colleagues at Festo’s headquarters in Germany, they are also able to develop and manufacture variants of existing products.
In addition to being a global leader in industrial automation technology, the Festo Group distinguishes itself as world market leader in industrial training and education.
Following last year’s acquisition of Quebec City-based Lab-Volt and its integration into Festo Didactic – the Festo Group’s division for technical education and industrial training – their combined products and services under Festo Didactic offer customers unprecedented one-stop shopping for learning systems, courses, training and training equipment for all areas of automation technology. The acquisition also boosted Festo’s presence in Canada by adding 220 experts to the team.
This investment of Festo Didactic reflects the company’s belief that industrial training and education will be a vital part of the implementation of Industry 4.0 as Canada moves into the era of smart factory automation.
“Festo is determined to be a pace-setter in the development and implementation of the smart technologies of tomorrow,” says Thomas Lichtenberger.
“Our aim at Festo Canada is to maximize the productivity of our current and future customers. That, in turn, will ensure we continue to be a great success story here in Canada for decades to come.”