Festo features Industry 4.0 innovation and skills development at German Technology Day, Toronto, Oct. 20
By Festo CanadaGeneral
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MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 12, 2022 – Festo’s participation at German Technology Day, Oct 20 at Humber College’s Etobicoke campus, co-features Industry 4.0 innovation and skills development because increasingly, you can’t reap the advantages of one without the other. With skills shortages looming larger for Canadian manufacturers, Festo Didactic, the educational division of Festo, will highlight some of its teaching and training programs for businesses and academic institutions to meet current and future workforce demands. In addition, Tony Oran, Vice President of Sales for Festo Didactic, will speak to attendees at 2:20 pm on “Filling the Training Gap with Workforce Development” – how companies can use Festo Didactic to build a resilient workforce for the future.
Skills Development is the intangible elephant in the room for Canadian manufacturers. The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association estimates that 25 per cent of the manufacturing workforce will retire by 2030 and that there will be 2.1 million unfilled jobs in domestic manufacturing by that point if the issue isn’t addressed adequately.
Festo Didactic is tackling that challenge head on, partnering with institutions like Humber while offering corporate customers a comprehensive range of basic learning and upskilling courses for new and current employees. (Humber students get hands on training for automation and robotics on Festo Didactic equipment, including a full-fledged CP Factory, a comprehensive, modular and expandable factory model for the Industry 4.0 environment.)
Festo also will be displaying some of its latest automation innovations at Technology Day, at Booth #7 from 8 am to 4 pm.
The German Technology Day event at Humber will have a space called “innovation hub” where all 15 participating companies will show how their solutions and applications can be integrated with each other. Festo will demonstrate how its ground-breaking CPX-AP-I remote I/O platform can be easily integrated with those other solutions.
Festo at a glance
Festo, the world’s leading supplier of automation technology and technical education, is deploying its products and services to meet the challenges of digitization and smart production. Founded in 1925, the family-owned company based in Esslingen, Germany supports a wide range of needs for advanced solutions in factory and process automation. In Canada, Festo has been supporting Canadian industry for over 40 years, continuously elevating the state of manufacturing in this country with innovative
products, optimized motion control solutions and unrivalled support. Globally, some 300,000 customers put their trust in the company’s pneumatic and electric drive products and technology. In addition, Festo Didactic provides state-of-the-art training equipment and educational programs for industrial companies and educational institutions – about 56,000 customers worldwide. The Festo Group registered sales of around €3.35 billion in the 2021 financial year and is represented worldwide at 250 locations with about 20,700 employees. About seven per cent of its annual turnover is invested in research and development.