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The Festo Group is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and solution provider for technical education. As a globally-oriented and independent family company with its headquarters in Esslingen, Germany, it has become the performance leader in its industry over the last 50 years, thanks to its innovations and problem-solving competence in all aspects of factory and process automation as well as its unique range of industrial training and education solutions. The Festo Group has 18,800 employees worldwide, companies in 61 countries and authorized agencies in further 40 countries.

Festo is a lead sponsor for the skills “Mechatronics”, “Water Technology”, and “Refrigeration and Air Conditioning”, a co-sponsor for “Industrial Control” and  “Polymechanics and Automation”, and became a Founding Sponsor Partner in 2001.