Festo AG & Cor. KG, commonly referred to as just Festo is a German multinational company that provides products and services designed for industrial control and automation applications. Festo was founded by Gottlieb Stoll and Albert Fezer in 1925 in Weimar republic as a company that manufactured tools and appliances for wood cutting.
Currently, the company is headquartered in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany and specializes in the manufacture and distribution of electrical control and drive technology and pneumatic products for factory automation applications. Some of the products in their vast portfolio include pneumatic drives, motors and controllers, sensors, motion terminals, image processing systems, and vale terminals among many others.