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

Make saving compressed air easy

Energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M

The energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M prevents compressed air waste, identifies leakages and facilitates need-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

Automatic fail-safe state

Safety valve MS6-SV

Our MS6-SV safety valves, with pressure build-up and exhaust function, instantly switch off critical parts in the case of an emergency stop. Certified to Performance Level e.

Other advantages of our safety valve

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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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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More information about the YHBP



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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