Production worlds of the future

Festo at the 2012 Hanover Trade Fair

(PresseBox) ( Esslingen, )
Energy-efficient, intelligent production technologies, environment-friendly solutions for towns and major cities, innovative technologies from the Bionic Learning Network - Festo will be presenting its innovations to the public from 23rd to 27th April this year at the 2012 Hanover Trade Fair. At the main stand in Hall 15, Stand D07, the global provider of industrial automation technology is showing new product developments for factory and process automation. Festo will also be represented with its Didactic division for industrial training and education.

At Festo's main stand, visitors can find out once more this year how development engineers learn from nature. In the Bionic Learning Network, a cooperation between Festo and universities, institutes and development companies, the engineers have explored and further developed technical concepts and industrial applications on the basis of models from nature - at this year's Hanover Trade Fair particularly with a view to future production and working worlds.

What new types of human-machine cooperation and interaction are possible in production? How can people be supported in their work, even with increasing age? Festo intends to make use of its findings from the Bionic Learning Network to develop new technologies and solutions in automation, while at the same time meeting the current challenges faced by society by means of sustainable concepts. Flying objects will also be seen once more at the stand in 2012...

Energy-efficient solutions in production

Whether it be in the design of automation solutions, in compressed air systems, or in the operation of equipment: Festo's engineers constantly give thought to the question of how energy can be used in production more transparently and efficiently. How these measures are implemented for the individual user, what a company's own carbon balance looks like, or how its CO2 footprint can be optimised by selecting the appropriate pneumatic or electric technology - all this is demonstrated by the experts at the main stand.

Water/wastewater management in urban infrastructures

For the first time, Festo will also be represented at the 2012 Hanover Trade Fair at the "Metropolitan Solutions" special exhibition on the topic of "Future Models for Urban Infrastructures" in Hall 26. Festo's process automation will present automation solutions in the field of water/wastewater management in large cities - from automated drinking water treatment, via the supply of drinking and industrial water, up to energy efficiency and optimisation of life cycle costs in the water economy.

Festo in China

China is booming. The demand for automation technology is on the rise. Festo supports major international customers and the Chinese economy with automation and training solutions. The expectations placed on Festo by its customers in the factory and process automation sector include service, consulting, application engineering, but also excellent loyalty in delivery. The trend is towards manufacturing in the region for the region. Festo will therefore inaugurate new plant facilities for production and logistics at its Jinan location on 21st March 2012.

Festo at a glance

Festo AG is one of the world's foremost enterprises in automation technology and the world market leader in basic and advanced technical training. Pneumatic and electric drive technology from Festo stands for innovation in industrial and process automation - from individual products to turnkey solutions. Innovations for maximum productivity with the customer, a worldwide presence and close systems partnership with its customers are the salient characteristics of Festo.

15,600 employees worldwide are currently active in 59 national companies. The expected turnover for the fiscal year 2011 is € 2.1 billion. At the learning enterprise Festo, education and training account for 1.5 percent of overall turnover. But learning opportunities are not only available to employees: Festo Didactic GmbH is the world leader in industrial education and training. The offer encompasses equipment for training and education facilities, as well as training and consultation for manufacturing and processing companies.

You can contact us before and during the Hanover Trade Fair:

Last week of March 2012:
Festo’s online press conference prior to the Hanover Trade Fair
The date will be announced shortly. Contact person: Pamela Berner (

23rd April 2012, 12 noon-1 p.m.:
Festo press conference at the 2012 Hanover Trade Fair
Hanover Trade Fair Convention Center, Room 15/16
Contact person: Claudia Hackbarth (

23rd to 27th April 2012, continuously:
Festo’s trade fair stand
Hall 15, Stand D07 (main stand); and Hall 26, Stand B23 (Metropolitan Solutions)

Complete article with photo material:

Festo contact persons at the Hanover Fair press preview:

Claudia Hackbarth, External Corporate Communication (
Daily and financial press, partner country China, footage

Julia Duwe, Technical Corporate Communication (
Technology, research, innovation

Simone Schmid, Technical Corporate Communication (
Process automation, “Metropolitan Solutions” special exhibition

Christopher Haug, Customer Magazine & Technical Press (
Product news, energy efficiency

Roland Volk, Innovation and Technology Management (
Energy efficiency
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