Areas of work

Areas of work at Festo 

  • Forschung und Entwicklung

    Research and development

  • Vertrieb und Marketing

    Sales and marketing

  • Product Supply Chain

    Product supply chain

  • Lernsysteme, Training und Consulting

    Learning systems, training and consulting

  • Zentralfunktionen

    Corporate functions

Festo is all about innovative strength in factory and process automation. We are proud that our employees contribute towards progress in our customers’ production processes on a daily basis. Get to know five different areas of work where you can really make things happen with us.

Research and development

Around 2,600 patents worldwide, more than 100 new products every year, over 30,000 catalogue items in 100,000 different versions and customised solutions from body welding to the manufacturing of mobile devices and baby food bottling: Festo’s automation technology is used everywhere. On top of that, we conduct research in simulation technology, mechatronics, systems engineering, microsystems, piezo technology, sensor technology and wireless technology, together with handling technology, robotics and closed-loop control technology. And with Industry 4.0, we are making the future tangible. Bionics has also provided a number of new approaches. We learn from nature and transcribe its workings to technical applications.

What drives us? Nothing less than our wish to make automated motion sequences simpler, more efficient and more productive. To this end, we invest over eight per cent of our yearly turnover in research and development. After all, good ideas form the basis for innovation. The proof of this is the fact that we have over 1,000 project managers, knowledge and technology managers and researchers, developers, software and hardware developers and designers who contribute their knowledge and expertise every day.

Have you graduated with a degree in a technological or scientific field and want to conduct research as part of an international team? Do you want develop, design and oversee products as part of new projects on an ongoing basis? Then apply now and develop your creative side in our research and development section.

Sales and marketing

Festo is not only committed to innovation, but also to its worldwide presence and a close partnership with its customers. Planning engineers at our Regional Engineering Centres (RECs) and the Technology and Applications Centre (TAC) work on customised solutions in coordination with international customers, our branch offices and the development department, and oversee the process from start to finish – from identifying customer needs, arranging the quotation and contract to implementing the project. Ultimately, meeting the needs of our customers involves functionality, ergonomics, smooth service, safety and energy efficiency in equal measure.

Are you an engineer, industrial engineer or economist with a strong liking for technology? Do you want to inspire customers and give them expert technical advice? Then apply now, and you’ll find yourself at the interface between technology, the market and customers.

If you want to help ensure that the Festo brand, our portfolio and services receive optimal coverage in all media channels, our marketing department would be just the place for you. Our campaigns for innovative products and solutions can be seen at fairs, online, on social media and in print. However, there is much more involved – the definition, analysis, development and management of sales channels, the market positioning of our product portfolio, pricing, supervising channels to customers and steering sales processes, for instance.

Have you successfully completed studies in economics, engineering or engineering management, or media/communication studies with a focus on marketing? Do you also have the desire to work internationally and bring your talents to a technically driven environment? Then apply now!

Product supply chain

Whether we are making a fully automated, high-volume series of items or individually handmade pieces, our product supply chain experts are able to make our inventions a reality. They devise complex production programmes, monitor the dynamics of global procurement markets and safeguard flexible, global market supply. This allows the production of electronic modules and products, not to mention metal precision components.

Have you done a relevant professional training course, received vocational training or completed studies with a focus on production, purchasing or logistics? Do you want to help to shape streamlined, energy-efficient value creation processes and sustainable, environmentally conscious production? Do you place value on top quality? Then apply now to become part of our global product supply chain.

Learning systems, training and consulting

We are the experts in automation technology, and we’re happy to share our knowledge. Our separate business area Didactic is the leading global supplier for technical educational institutions and providers of consulting and training services for industry, organisations and governments. We design and implement training factories and programmes that systematically prepare people for work in dynamic and complex industrial environments. We also operate learning centres on behalf of companies, countries and public and private institutions. We aim to maximise learning success in training institutions and to develop skills sustainably in industrial companies all around the world.

Are you a (software) engineer and would like to share your expertise? Are you an educational expert and would like to develop innovative teaching and learning concepts? Then apply now and develop solutions that will empower people around the world to work successfully in highly dynamic technical environments.

Corporate functions

We are innovative and productive. These core competencies are also true of our corporate functions, which include the areas of finance, human resources, legal, IT and corporate communication. From their base in Germany, our specialists provide strategic and operational support to our international locations. This ensures reliability and quality all around the world.

Have you studied economics, law, computer science, social sciences or communication sciences or completed relevant vocational training? Are you looking for an exciting challenge in a global corporation? Then apply now and enhance the Festo Group with your expertise.