Ousedale School engineering students visit Festo


We were pleased to welcome some year 10 engineering students from Ousedale School to our Northampton head quarters. They are all studying STEM subjects and interested to see what an automation company does. They were a keen and enthusiastic group and wanted to see an automation company in action. More... 

Smart Factories

Festo sponsors Smart Industry conference – Food & Bev


The theme of the conference on the 22nd May was 'Making the fourth industrial revolution a reality - the challenges, opportunites and solutions'. Steve Sands, our Industry 4.0 spokesperson, presented and discussed the challenges faced by the food & beverage industry and examined some of the solutions where new Digitalisation technologies can help. More...

BFPA training

Festo Training Courses now approved by the BFPA


Festo’s two most popular fluid power training courses have been formally assessed and approved by the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), the trade association that represents the fluid power industry in the UK. One of the BFPA's key aims is to maintain the highest standards through training and education. More...


Expotainer takes innovation to customers


The Festo Euro Expotainer is heading back to the UK for a fortnight to do a round of customer sites starting this Monday 13th May. The Expotainer has a wide range of dynamic displays showcasing pneumatic and electric drive technologies for process and factory automation. More...
Official partner

Festo ‘Official Partner of the Year’ award


Bradford-based Thorite has won the prestigious Festo ‘Official Partner of the Year’ award in recognition of their Sales Performance in 2018.  The award was presented at the recent annual ‘Festo Multi-Channel Partner Conference’.  It celebrates the company within the Festo Official Partner network that achieves the highest sales growth of Festo products for the year, combined with the highest level of commitment to Festo strategic campaigns. More... 

I4 Expo

Festo at Industry 4.0 Expo


Manchester - 10th & 11th Apr 2019
Stand D6

At this year’s Industry 4.0 Expo Festo will be showcasing exciting new developments for increased productivity with smarter automation and digitalisation. More...

Northampton Academy

Northampton Academy DT students visit Festo


We were pleased to welcome students from Northampton International Academy to our Northampton head quarters. They are all studying STEM subjects and keen to see what an automation company does. It was the clear the group was bristling with budding engineers and they had been given a good grounding on STEM subjects. More...

TIA 35

Latest issue of trends in automation magazine


In this issue we look at the concept of ‘paths’. Industrial automation is heading full speed towards digitalisation. As a leader in innovation, Festo is also actively leading the way on this exciting journey and we want our customers and partners to join us. Many of the articles in this issue of trends in automation magazine therefore focus on the transformation taking place in the world of automation.


To download a copy click here.  Make sure you don't miss your opportunity to find out what is happening in the world of automation.