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
Formerly Norgren, we are a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential; we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of customers’ equipment.
As a business, we aim to understand our customers’ challenges. We work closely with customers to gain a deep understanding of their engineering needs and then connect our people, products and expertise to give their equipment and business a clear competitive edge. We pride ourselves on exceptional local service and have a long, proud history of innovation and technical excellence.
With an established sales and support network throughout 75 counties, we have the global reach and capability to ensure continuity of supply and local support where and when it’s needed.
High Performance Products
Our world-class products improve performance and productivity.
We offer a wide range of high quality pneumatic and fluid control products such as actuators, air preparation, fittings, filters, control valves, process valves and vacuum equipment. Application specific solutions frequently involve integrated or modular combinations of actuator, control valve and air preparation technologies.
We have global manufacturing capability and technical centres of excellence, each dedicated to developing and rigorously testing new high performance products to meet precise industry and application needs. Helping improve performance and reduce downtime and energy consumption on production lines across the world, our world-class portfolio includes IMI Norgren, IMI Buschjost, IMI FAS, IMI Herion and IMI Maxseal. Having proven their value over years, they stand amongst the most trusted names in fluid and motion control. We are continually adding to this portfolio through a programme of innovation and new product development.
We are able to help our customers solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges – reliably, safely and efficiently.
The National Fluid Power Centre, NFPC provides specialist training courses - standard and bespoke - in hydraulics (Mobile and Industrial), pneumatics, electronics and integrated systems and control.
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