2019 News Archive

Smart Factory

Festo at Smart Factory Expo


Stand C80 at Liverpool Ex Centre on 13-14th Nov -

Festo are exhibiting the latest industrial automation and learning systems for Industry 4.0 – from digital twins, smart connected devices to cloud and edge-based dashboards for condition monitoring. We are showing our Scraitec software for anomaly detection and machine learning to predict machine behaviours using artificial intelligence. More...

Dig man conference

Festo sponsors Digitalising Manufacturing Conference


Festo is proud to be sponsoring  the Digitalising Manufacturing Conference again on 4th & 5th November at the MTC in Coventry. Under the banner of 'Making Digital A Reality', the first day of the conference focuses on policy and national perspectives whilst day two looks at practical issues regarding digital manufacturing.  More... 


Silverstone UTC engineering students visit Festo


We were pleased to welcome two groups of Year 13 engineering students from Silverstone UTC to our Northampton head quarters. They are all studying engineering with pneumatics modules and were keen to see what an automation company does. More... 


Festo are headline sponsors of Appetite for Engineering


Festo was proud to be headline sponsor again of the Appetite for Engineering (A4E) event. Congratulations to Jordan Brosnan from Coca-Cola European Partners for winning the Young Engineer of the Year award at the Food Processing Awards which took place the same evening. Festo has proudly sponsored the Young Engineer of the Year award for several years as part of our commitment to inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers. More...


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.