I can’t remember the date of my first visit to a Festo facility in Germany. I do remember being impressed with what engineers can do with pneumatics—a technology that I mistakenly thought at the time was at a dead end. Far from it. And Festo keeps growing. Especially in the US. I’ve visited one campus in the US, since I used to live close to the Mason, Ohio area. This news emphasizes 50 years of growth in the US for Festo.

  • The Festo Mason, Ohio, Campus will be the site of a Global Production Center and expanded Technology Engineering Center. 
  • Festo U.S. celebrates its 50th anniversary year 
  • Announces expansion plans for its 47-acre campus in Mason, Ohio. A new production facility and the expanded research and development center will be dedicated to U.S.-centric automation components, systems, and solutions. Festo, a $3 billion family-owned company, is a global innovation leader in pneumatic and electric automation systems. 
  • The campus, 30 miles north of Cincinnati, will be the site of a new Festo Global Production Center (GPC), the designation for the company’s most advanced automated manufacturing facilities. The GPC will focus on flexible automation in a direct response to Festo customers who want custom solutions that serve to maximize performance and differentiate their machines and systems from the competition. 
  • The Mason campus is also the location of the newly expanded Festo Technology Engineering Center (TEC).
  • Festo Didactic North America recently relocated to the Mason facility. Festo Didactic supports educators, educational institutions, and industries to develop the workforce of today and tomorrow through both hands-on and digital learning experiences.
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