Automation in the automotive industry

No other industry is making the transformation to Industry 4.0 quite like the automotive industry.
Complex value chains, Just-In-Time production and networked manufacturing demand intelligent components, the right handling technologies and flexible, integrated solutions using pneumatics, electrical systems or a mix of both technologies. As a matter of principle, Festo also makes them energy-efficient and safe.


Green light for automotive manufacturing

Automotive manufacturing

Automation technology from Festo covers all production areas and processes, from press shops and body shops to final assembly.

Press shop

Body shop

Painting systems

Drive train

Final assembly

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energy efficiency modules MSE6

The energy efficiency modules MSE6 significantly reduce your CO2 emissions, detect leaks and enable needs-based maintenance.

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A head start for Tier 1 suppliers

Tier 1 suppliers

When it comes to Tier 1 suppliers, Festo always has many standard components available, including pre-mounted assemblies, innovative handling systems, vacuum technology and much more.

Tier 1 suppliers

New safety functions on board

Valve terminal VTSA-F-CB

Now up to 3 safe voltage zones, because with the valve terminal VTSA-F-CB, the PROFIsafe shut-off module is already integrated in the pneumatic interface.

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Additional products for machine safety

Create circuit diagrams automatically

EPLAN circuit diagrams

Whether mechanical or electrical, you can accelerate your design with the right engineering tools.

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Electric vehicles: electrification of the powertrain

Elektrifizierung Antriebsstrang

New drive and vehicle concepts increasingly require both flexible and intelligent production technologies. With our cross-technology solutions for the entire power train, we can make your processes safer, more productive and more energy-efficient in the long term.

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Ergonomics in final assembly at KIA Motors

Fitting tyres using a controlled balancer system

Powerfully, safely and effortlessly moving weights of up to 999 kg.

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Energy efficiency at IVECO


Optimised consumption in commercial vehicle production

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Production in the fast lane

Scania customer reference

Virtually fully automated body shop

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