13.09.2016 - 17.09.2016 — Hall: 11.1 Stand: C 63
13.09.2016 - 17.09.2016 — Hall: GAL.1 Stand: B 02
13.09.2016 - 17.09.2016 — Hall: 11_.V Stand: F 10
Sustainable success with the profit zone
The Festool brand is a specialist in the needs and applications of bodywork repairs and painting within the automotive systems sector. Here, Festool is the premier brand of the southern German company SME Festool GmbH. Festool GmbH has had its headquarters in Wendlingen since 2000. Festo Tooltechnic was previously part of Festo AG with headquarters in Esslingen.
Festool GmbH has developed from a small, family business to an internationally operating corporate group with a total of 2,500 employees and a turnover of 539 million euros in 2015. The company made around 64% of its turnover overseas – with 18 sales and distribution companies and 50 import partners. Festool produces its tools predominantly in the factory in Neidlingen (20 kilometres away), in Illertissen and in a factory near Czeska Lipa (CZ).
Festool automotive systems not only offers products, but also supports bodywork and paint shops with individual advice, high-quality system solutions and standardised working processes in order to create healthy working environments. At the same time, repair processes can thus be accelerated and operating costs holistically reduced. Together with their workshop customers, Festool automotive systems thus pursues the long-term aim of guaranteeing a sustainable yield for automotive painting companies.
Full order books and satisfied customers are one side of the coin. The other side involves making a profitable company out of a workshop operation over the long term. Festool automotive systems offers well-designed system solutions, ensuring smooth and standardised processes for reducing both open and hidden costs. In the long term, this means full utilisation of potentials, increased efficiency, best work results without reworking and thus higher vehicle turnaround and extensive savings. This is how Festool automotive systems brings its customers into the Profit Zone.
Premium quality as a matter of routine
The latest studies reveal that it is the smaller companies that are under pressure. Their range must be as broad and as good as the large companies; they must always supply uniform high quality. But the same applies as for their competitors with more extensive service: without standardised work processes, no quality guarantee, no efficiency, no profitability. There are different ways to work economically: optimise processes, reduce costs and rely on products and systems that are more effective and are energy saving, and simultaneously create a healthy working environment.
Less than optimal workflows and reworking or long set-up and search times cause costs that are difficult to grapple with. However, with clearly defined work processes and workplace systems, improvement potentials can be realised. Here, Festool automotive systems offers professional system solutions for a variety of applications. Standardised work processes ensure simple workflows and allow you to concentrate on what’s important: the perfect surface, quickly achieved. In addition, individual workplace and application solutions reduce distances and searching times, thus increasing turnaround for the same, constant high quality.
Thanks to its continuous customer proximity, Festool automotive systems is in a position to precisely understand the daily demands and needs of automotive paint shops and to find appropriate solutions. For example, Festool offers systems such as the EC power-sanding set, the compressed air set for painting preparation, the spot repair set for rectifying minor damage and the high-gloss set for a brilliant finish. Here, we naturally have an eye on the user’s health, which is taken into consideration by effective dust extraction or water-based polishing agents.
In addition to their unique customer proximity, the Festool team of experts is also in constant contact with leading paint manufacturers. At the international level, current and future paint shop operator demands are investigated and there is collaboration between automobile manufacturers, universities and institutes. This has allowed Festool automotive systems to build up extensive expertise and provided a unique insight into the automotive painting trade’s applications. For all developments, the German company orients itself around its international customers.
Further information on Festool can be found at www.festool.com.
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