In addition, Festo Training & Consulting will be sponsoring the show's 'The Ones to Watch' awards. These identify the processing and packing machinery industry's next generation of stars and celebrate promising young professionals who have already made an impression. The prize for winners is the chance to further develop their knowledge and skills by participating in a number of training courses worth up to £9,500.
Each year Festo invests more than 8.5% of its turnover in research and development and works with leading research and educational establishments, looking to nature for inspiration on improving productivity in automation. The firm's new advanced handling and kinematic robot systems achieve just this and are ideal for use in the food and beverage sectors.