Festo is the top brand of German multinational industrial control and automation company based in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Festo produces and sells pneumatic and electrical control and drive technology for factory or process automation. Festo Didactic also offers industrial education and consultancy services and is one of the sponsors and partners of the WorldSkills Mechatronics Competitions. Sales subsidiaries, distribution centers and factories are located in 61 countries worldwide. The company was named after its founders Albert Fezer and Gottlieb Stoll.