Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Festo acquires pneumatic automation manufacturer Fabco-Air

October 18, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

October 18, 2018 – Festo has acquired Fabco-Air, a Florida-based manufacturer of pneumatic automation components. 

The acquisition is the latest in a series of investments to support sales growth in North America. Fabco-Air’s NPT pneumatic cylinders are used on new machinery and systems and as replacement components.

Fabco-Air, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, will continue to operate independently and will remain in Gainesville, Florida. Festo and Fabco-Air implementation teams are working together on sales channel and product catalogue integration strategies.

“This new association with Festo provides Fabco-Air with the resources to grow larger and faster than otherwise possible,” says Scot LaMar, general manager of Fabco-Air. “Importantly for our employees and customers, Festo has a similar culture that comes from being a family owned business. It was a key consideration in the decision to join the Festo team.”


“Festo customers and sales channel partners are excited to have the expanded product range available for their applications,” says Michael Zakrzewski, vice-president of marketing management for Festo North America. “The acquisition of Fabco-Air quickly broadens our product line, creating opportunities to fulfill more customer requirements with a strong focus on customer satisfaction.”

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