The Specialist Buyers Guide for the UK Fluid and Air Industry
Festo is a leading international supplier of automation technology with a turnover in 2015 of around €2.64 billion. Festo employs about 18,700 people worldwide and is a proven innovator and problem solver in the field of pneumatic and electrical automation where it has established itself as the performance leader. Festo offers over 30,000 pneumatic and electric products for factory and process automation technology which can be tailored to specific customer needs in a variety of modular programs.
Festo Industrial Automation’s innovative strength is demonstrated through the introduction of around 100 new products being launched every year. The company invests over 8% of its turnover in R&D resulting in over 2,600 patents held worldwide. For more information about the company’s products and services, please visit: www.festo.co.uk
Festo Training & Consulting specialises in the development of people, organisations and technology skills. Offering a range of open courses, structured development programmes and tailor-made, customer-specific projects, Festo trains over 42,000 delegates worldwide every year. More information on the training and consulting services can be found at: www.festo-didactic.co.uk
Festo’s Bionic Learning Network encapsulates the innovative nature of Festo, raising awareness and attracting talent to the company. Exploring the links between nature and technology opens up new areas of innovation and demonstrates complex ideas in a stimulating and enjoyable way. Festo works with an alliance of internal R&D, external educational establishments and specialist companies, to advance the development of bionic solutions for automation applications of the future. For more information about Festo’s Bionic Learning Network, please visit: www.festo.com/bionics
The West Group is a privately owned company specialising in design and supply of fluid components to the medical and scientific markets. It has been providing products for the conveyance/direction of fluids and gases within medical and other industry products for over 40 years.
The West Group has a unique portfolio of products, many exclusive to the group including a wide range of off the shelf products, with various operating parameters and material specifications, suitable for industrial, scientific and medical applications. West has a long association with many high profile component manufacturers including Clippard, Value Plastics, Air Logic, Linktech and Eox.
West’s product range is complemented by its own ability to both design and manufacture components to meet specific applications where standard equipment is not available, ranging from miniature tube assemblies to complex manifold assemblies. Products can be manufactured in a clean room environment that meets the requirements of Class 7 standards.
As an ISO 9001 registered company, for both production and distribution West can provide its customers with quality products, full traceability of all raw materials and consistency of supply.