Festool

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Festool GmbH
GmbH
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1925
Headquarters Wendlingen, Germany
Products Power tools
Revenue €340 million
Number of employees
700
Website www.festool.com

Festool is a brand of power tools from Germany. Festool Group GmbH & Co. KG is based in Wendlingen and is a subsidiary of the TTS Tooltechnic Systems holding company. The company was founded by Gottlieb Stoll and Albert Fezer in 1925 under the name Fezer & Stoll, to manufacture woodworking machinery.[1]

Festool innovations include the first portable chainsaw, the orbital sander, the portable circular saw with guide rail (called a track saw), and the Domino jointer.[2][3]

Festool's international offices include locations in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.[4] Their United States headquarters is in Lebanon, Indiana.[5] In the USA, Festool products are sold through specialist shops rather than national retail chains such as Home Depot or Lowe's.[6][7]

Festool products are designed to work together as a system. They can be stored in modular plastic containers (called 'systainers') that are produced by their sister company Tanos, and to have multi-function parts such as guide rails usable for stationary work and guiding the motion of power tools.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festool GmbH: Private Company Information". http://www.businessweek.com/. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Festool USA. "Festool History and Innovations". www.woodcraft.com. Woodcraft Supply. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Festool Power Tools". www.festoolusa.com. Festool USA. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  4. ^ https://www.festool.com/
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/Festool/info
  6. ^ http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9207/simple-question-is-festool-worth-the-money
  7. ^ Admin (9 February 2013). "What is Festool?". www.housepaintingguide.org. The House Painting Guide. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Home - Welcome to the TANOS GmBH". www.tanos.de. Tanos. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Gary, Katz (8 August 2014). "Festool CT Wings". http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/. THISisCarpentry. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 

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