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This year sees the famous Festool company celebrate its 90th anniversary. The premium manufacturer’s system products set the highest standards not only in woodwork, painting and varnishing, but also in renovation and restoration. Festool is using innovations to tackle issues of the future today. The company aims to find solutions for professional trades people that meet the level of quality promised by the “Made in Germany” standard.

“For Festool, tradition and innovation are two sides of the same coin,” explains Barbara Austel, Festool company partner. “Over the past 90 years, we have proved that tradition and the capacity for innovation complement one another perfectly. More than 350 patents so far testify to Festool’s innovative strength.” The company could only achieve this through working closely with trade. Even back in 1925, when the company was founded under the name Fezer & Stoll (Festo), it was associated with a technical innovation – the first transportable chain saw. Alongside numerous other new developments, the invention of the ROTEX in 1982, for example, enabled three tools to be combined in one geared eccentric sander for the first time. With 2 500 employees worldwide, the company currently turns over more than 440 million euros, and is the leader on the global market when it comes to eccentric sanders, plunge-cut saws and routers for professional users. Its focus on quality, durability, reliability and precision has earned Festool an excellent reputation. The premium brand has been manufacturing products, predominantly in Germany, for 90 years. The “Made in Germany” quality standard applies to each component in the range of around 14 500 different parts. Austel summarises “Festool develops tools that are lightweight, robust and easy to operate. We want them to enable our customers to work more effectively and achieve better results from their work, users should be enjoying working with Festool.” Festool’s success is clear to see all over the world: The company’s products are currently available from specialised dealers in over 80 countries.

For more information about the unique Festool products contact Vermont Sales on +27 (0)11 314 7711 or visit their web site www.vermontsales.co.za. Trade enquiries welcome.