Research and development at Festo
Are you enthusiastic about research and want to constantly develop, design and accompany products in new projects? Then you are in the best of hands in research and development at Festo. Festo relies here on engineers from the technical and scientific fields – from mechanical engineering, precision engineering and mechatronics up to aviation and space technology.
People who enjoy providing customers with technical consultation and carrying out research projects in international teams are likewise much in demand in the research and development sector. Customer orientation, along with negotiation and organisational skills, are the key requirements here.
From the idea to the product
Targeted innovation plays a key role at Festo. Research, development and technology provide us with the basis for the development of 100 new products each year. Festo has registered 2,900 patents worldwide. We invest 9% of our annual revenue in research and development.
Good ideas are fertile ground for new innovations; these are the basis of our research and development sector. Motivated, well-qualified employees from the learning company Festo constantly generate new impulses; this gives rise to innovations in all areas for 300,000 customers worldwide.
Festo secures the competitive advantage for itself and its customers with the new product development system. The focus of applied research is on the areas of simulation technology, mechatronics, systems engineering and future technologies. This extends to microsystems, piezo technology and sensors, as well as wireless technology, handling technology, robotics and control technology, and nano and surface technology.
Project managers, knowledge and technology managers and researchers, designers and developers work in international teams, since as a global player Festo brings its products to market throughout the world. More than 700 employees in research and development contribute their ideas and expertise. Vision and knowledge make way for new technologies and processes along with innovative solutions, systems and services.
Pneumatic and electric automation technology is at the focus of Festo’s research and development activities. Our range currently comprises more than 30,000 products for factory and process automation, including the automotive, electronics, food processing and packaging industries. From welding car bodies, via mobile phone production to the bottling of baby food: automation technology from Festo plays a ubiquitous role.
Our researchers develop new designs and concepts for use in a wide variety of industries – from the intelligent component to the integrated system.