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About Festool

Who are Festool?

Festool( previously known as Festo or Festo Tooltechnic) has been around since 1925 and is based in Wendlingen, near Stuttgart, Germany.

The majority of Festool tools are manufactured at the main Festool plant in Southern Germany.

With subsidiaries in over 20 countries and more than 2500 staff, the company is well positioned with strong roots in the German market but an ever increasing international business.

Festool is renowned for their innovation as well as quality of their products.

While most German Power Tool Brands are now producing either 100 % or the majority of their products in Asia, Festool has ensured ongoing competitiveness in the market by investing heavily in efficient production processes and in innovation of its products.

While the results can be seen in the products on offer, the production systems have won the company various prizes, including Germany's Factory of the Year in 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011 a very prestigious award in the competitive German manufacturing environment.

 

Innovation

Innovation has been the foundation of Festool since its inception. In 1929, the company introduced the first portable chain saw, which brought the mill to the forest and transformed the logging industry. We may have changed our name a few times over the years, but that unyielding commitment to quality, precision and exceptional customer service have remained the same.

Festool designs tools that change the way people work; saving steps, improving quality and enhancing safety. Through the years, we have set the standard for the industry, with such breakthrough tools as:

 

chainsaw  

1929

The first portable chainsaw. Where would we be without it?

     
sander  

1951

First orbital sander, revolutionizing surface treatment.

     
plunge saw  

1964

First plunge cut saw with guide rail system, a landmark in precision.

     
sander  

1976

First eccentric random orbital sander.

     
Rotex  

1982

Dual-mode Rotex RO 150 E.

     
jigsaw  

1984

A jigsaw with triple blade guide for precise cuts.

     
systainer  

1993

Systainers, indispensable as a transport and organizing system.

     
dust extractor  

1999

CT Dust extractors, a benchmark for portable dust containment.

     
ls 130  

2000

The Festool LS 130 Linear Sander becomes the first professional sander designed specifically for profiles and edges.

     
c 12  

2005

C12 – First Cordless Drill with brushless motor.

     
domino system  

2007

DOMINO® joining system: A unique system that combines a DOMINO joiner and DOMINOs to provide all of the advantages of other joining systems.

     
Kapex  

2008

The Kapex redefines precision and capacity for slide mitre compound saws

     
Rotex 90 DX  

2011

The Rotex RO 90 DX becomes the world's first professional sander able to switch from a round sanding pad to a triangular detail sanding

Founder
Gottlieb Stoll, Company Founder

 

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