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Industry 4.0: How to manage the change and prepare leaders


The manufacturing and engineering industries are on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution that will see artificial intelligence transforming every aspect of our operations. Manufacturers and engineering firms need to start preparing now, to pro-actively manage change and keep ahead of the curve.

Festo has produced an extensive White Paper – All Change for Industry 4.0 – to enable leaders and managers to effectively plan-ahead. This White Paper provides the knowledge leaders need to overcome the challenges that Industry 4.0 will present.

All change for Industry 4.0 White Paper includes:

  • Five ways that change itself is changing.
  • How leadership 4.0 must adapt to meet those changes.
  • Models and tools to help plan and map your change journey.
  • Key signs that your organisation is falling into reactive change.
  • Effective ways to communicate change.
  • What managers need to deal with the challenges.

Download Festo’s White Paper at

Implementing Industry 4.0
Festo is running courses from September to November to help leaders implement Industry 4.0. Developed for upper management, decision makers and executives with responsibilities for innovation and strategic development. Courses take place over two days at Festo in Northampton.

Information on Implementing Industry 4.0 can be found at

Dates of the Open Courses are:

  • 12/13th September 2017
  • 24/25th October 2017
  • 14/15th November 2017

All open courses will be held at Festo in Northampton.
Festo can run in-company courses in any location.
More information can be found at Festo Didactic


Festo and Industry 4.0
Festo AG is playing a major role in shaping Industry 4.0. As a strong global partner in factory and process automation for 300,000 customers worldwide and the world market leader in basic and advanced training, Festo has been researching how to enhance competitiveness through flexible production processes.

From the first meetings in Germany and the coining of the term, Festo has been at the forefront of Industry 4.0. Dr. Eberhard Veit, previously Chairman of Festo AG, is one of four industry representatives on the steering board for the German Federal Government’s high-tech strategy.

Festo is a founder member of the Labs Network Industry 4.0, an alliance between companies, associations, politics and academia. The network facilitates dialogue, outlines competencies and provides an experimentation platform for German companies on the threshold of Industry 4.0.

Today, Festo considers the different perspectives of Industry 4.0 from developments in technology, new production processes and the interaction between man and machinery and what this means in terms of training and development.

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About Festo
Festo is a leading international supplier of automation technology with a turnover in 2016 of around €2.74 billion. Festo employs about 18,800 people worldwide and is a proven innovator and problem solver in the field of pneumatic and electrical automation where it has established itself as the performance leader. Festo offers over 30,000 pneumatic and electric products for factory and process automation technology which can be tailored to specific customer needs in a variety of modular programs.

Festo Industrial Automation’s innovative strength is demonstrated through the introduction of around 100 new products being launched every year. The company invests over 8% of its turnover in R&D resulting in over 2,600 patents held worldwide. For more information about the company’s products and services, please visit:

Festo Training & Consulting specialises in the development of people, organisations and technology skills. Offering a range of open courses, structured development programmes and tailor-made, customer-specific projects, Festo trains over 42,000 delegates worldwide every year. More information on the training and consulting services can be found at:

Festo’s Bionic Learning Network encapsulates the innovative nature of Festo, raising awareness and attracting talent to the company. Exploring the links between nature and technology opens up new areas of innovation and demonstrates complex ideas in a stimulating and enjoyable way. Festo works with an alliance of internal R&D, external educational establishments and specialist companies, to advance the development of bionic solutions for automation applications of the future. The objective is to benefit from bionics as a source of inspiration for new technologies and to realise these in industrial automation. For more information about Festo’s Bionic Learning Network, please visit:

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