Laborartory symposium 2016

Lab Automation Symposium 2016


Join Festo on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the campus of UC San Diego, USA

Biomarkers, biobanking, sample archival, personalized medicine/diagnostics during therapy – these are important keywords for cost-reducing automation concepts in human and molecular diagnostics.

At the symposium renowned speakers from the fields of science and business will investigate these topics from a holistic perspective. More..

Festo sponsors UK Skills 2015

Festo sponsors UK Skills 2015


This year’s UK Skills event took place over the 19th – 21st November at the NEC and as a global partner Festo were once again sponsoring the Mechatronics and Industrial Control sectors. The Festo Ball Juggler, DJ Robots and Air Motion ride ensured the audience were entertained and the Festo stand team ensured that careers in engineering were shown to be exciting, professional and enjoyable. More... 

Festo at Scarborough Engineering Fair

Festo at Scarborough Engineering Fair


Festo were once again proud to be sponsoring Scarborough Engineering Week and to be promoting STEM subjects to school children students and their parents. The Scarborough engineering community are a leading light when it comes to inspiring the engineers of tomorrow and pride themselves on the work they are continuing to do to support the growth of high quality home-grown talent in the Scarborough and East Yorks area. More...

GCSE Engineering students visit Festo

GCSE Engineering students visit Festo


We were pleased to welcome pupils from Stantonbury Campus in Milton Keynes to our Northampton head quarters. They are studying for their GCSE in Engineering and keen to see what an automation company does. They were very interested in how they could progress in careers in engineering and we talked about our apprentice programme at Festo. More... 

Lambert Engineering - Tomorrow engineers

Festo supporting tomorrows engineers


With the engineering skills gap in the UK still presenting a major challenge to companies that are facing great growth opportunities many are realising that to secure engineers with the right skills set for the future your only option is to grow your own!

Lambert Engineering are just such a company – highly successful and looking to build a legacy for the future they have been actively involved in taking on apprentices for some time.

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Trends in automation

Trends in automation magazine out now!


This months edition of Trends in Automation magazine is packed full news, insights into future technology, innovations and application stories from around the world.  Make sure you don't mis your opportunity to find out what is happening in the world of automation!

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Stars in pneumatics

Stars in Pneumatics


This month Festo will be launching the 'Stars in Pneumatics' core products range.  This exciting and innovative product range are attractively priced, available world-wide and are ready for delivery in 24 hours.  The core pneumatic range includes; cylinders and drives, valves and valve terminals, sensors and accessories, pneumatic connection technology and Service units.

  • Core product range available world-wide
  • Ready for delivery in 24 hours
  • Attractively priced
  • Easily identifiable in the online shop and catalogue with a blue star

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World of learning - Engineers of productivity

Engineers of productivity at World of learning 2015


Festo will also be exhibiting at the World of Learning exhibition. This combined conference and exhibition explores the latest topics regarding business development and attracts visitors from Education, Healthcare, Armed Forces and manufacturing. Aimed at Senior decision makers, HR and Learning & Development companies this event attracts many businesses looking to improve and develop their people.

The Festo stand will be themed around “The Engineers of Productivity” and will display our Technical training ability including training hardware operating plus features on our training capability in People and Organisational topics such as Change Management and LEAN manufacture. More..

Northampton School winner

Northampton School pupil wins engineering competition


Julia Wardley-Kershaw, age 15 from Northampton High School, has been named as a winner in a National formula 100 competition for her invention idea, an innovative plane safety system. Julia was first inspired by engineering at a Festo workshop aimed at getting young people interested in careers in STEM. She has won a tour of the Typhoon aircraft assembly line, the chance to meet BAE Systems' test pilots, and fly a state-of-the-art flight simulator in Warton. More... 

Process Automation Mobile on Tour

Process Automation Mobile on Tour


The Festo Process Automation Mobile will be starting the UK leg of its European Tour visiting various customers from the 1st – 26th June 2015. The Process Automation Mobile is fitted with Festo’s innovative process automation products, including process actuators, control valves, sensors and system solutions.  As an experienced system integrator, Festo also delivers to its customers complete process automation and control solutions. More...

Schools visit Festo

More schools visit Festo


On the 7th May Festo welcomed more than 30 students to its Northampton headquarters from two local schools, Winstanley Community College in Leicester and Welland Park Academy in Market Harborough. More... 

Achema 2015

Festo attending ACHEMA 2015


At the ACHEMA Press Preview the Chairman of the Festo Management Board, Dr. Eberhard Veit, spoke on current topics in this sector. “To enhance the competitiveness of the process industries in markets that are becoming more and more volatile, flexible production processes are needed; Festo is investigating these in a diverse range of research projects and specific applications relating to Industry 4.0. Adaptive, self-configuring and self-organising production facilities with a high degree of networking are a key requirement here.” More...

Appetite for Skills

Festo is again supporting Appetite for Skills


There is a skills gap looming in science, technology and engineering, with over 170,000 new employees needed to bolster the food and beverage industry by 2020. Appetite for Skills was conceived to inspire young people to consider careers in engineering in the food industry. More... 


Machinery Safety Alliance Seminars 2015


Book your place at one of the informative seminars for 2015, and get advice from the experts on safety and learn how to reduce accidents and hazards. Festo is a member of the Machinery Safety Alliance, a unique collective in the UK, with each member contributing specialised knowledge from its field of technology and expertise, to provide an all-encompassing and impartial view of machine safety. More... 

DJ robot debut to Stantonbury School

DJ robot debut to Stantonbury School


With the start of a new year Festo decided to redesign their Tomorrows Engineer schools events; moving them to a Thursday and introducing some new elements such as the DJ dancing robots.  More...