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June 28, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Festo Canada CEO plans for ongoing expansion of smart factory solutions
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Festo Canada CEO plans for ongoing expansion of smart factory solutions

Roger Hallett, Festo Canada’s new President and CEO, expects several global initiatives to help fuel growth in its Canadian markets. These include the smart factory automation solutions that will flow from its intensive Industry 4.0 R&D focus. For instance, Festo has launched a major new configuration tool for its electric handling systems – the Handling Guide Online – where customers can design the optimal Festo handling solution for their application in as little as 20 minutes, even download the CAD model and data sheet for each. The recent opening of new advanced manufacturing and logistics facilities in Germany and Mason, Ohio will shorten delivery timelines for many Canadian orders. In Canada, Hallett, who has taken over during a period of growth for the company, plans ongoing expansion of Festo’s electric automation portfolio, new smart factory solutions and continued innovation in pneumatics. » read more

 
 
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