Festo was founded in 1925 by Gottlieb Stoll and Albert Fezer. Initially, it manufactured wood cutting tools and later diversified into the automation industry. Festo is a German industrial control and automation company based in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Festo is an engineering-driven company that sells pneumatic an electric transducers primarily to the automation industry.
Pepperl+Fuchs was founded in 1945 by Walter Pepperl and Ludwig Fuchs as a radio repair shop. By 1948, Pepperl+Fuchs was expanding into other electronic production, leading to the development of the first proximity switch in 1958 and the first transistor amplifier with an intrinsically safe control circuit. Pepperl+Fuchs is a worldwide company with its headquarters in Mannheim, Germany. Pepperl+Fuchs has progressed in the development in areas such as sensing technology, intrinsic safety, and explosion protection technology.
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs about 22,500 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
Siemens & Halske was founded by Werner von Siemens and Johann Georg Halske on 12 October 1847. Siemens is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich. It is the largest engineering company in Europe. The principal divisions of the company are Industry, Energy, Healthcare, and Infrastructure & Cities, which represent the main activities of the company.