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History of Festool

Gottlieb Stoll, company founder
Over 90 years of experience – to your advantage.

Festool develops superior quality electric and pneumatic tools for professionals as well as users with tough demands. Since the founding of the family business in 1925, quality and innovation have been the highest priorities. Over 300 patents and more than 80 awards for products and business prove that these principals are worth focusing on.
More than 90% of our customers remain loyal to the brand Festool. They have made sure that Festool has kept a competitive edge over the years. They also trust the label ‚Made in Germany‘ and count on our tools to take on the highest of demands.

Specialist for customers with high expectations.

Our customers expect a lot from their tools. There is a good reason for this: They work as professionals, often under difficult circumstances.
For this, they need the best tool the market has to offer. Festool provides it. The fact that we can do this has a lot to do with our close bond with craftsmanship and also with our focus on the carpenter, painter and automotive body mechanic target groups. They also profit from our passion for perfect results. This means their expectations remain high ...

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Development of the brand and of its logos

Magic Moments.
Tradition is good. Tradition plus Innovation is better. That is why Festool has been continually developing new technologies and has been offering professional and trendsetting solutions to craftsmen for over 80 years. In short: Tools for the toughest demands.


  • Foundation of the Company by Fezer & Stoll
  • More Mobility: The first transportable chainsaw quickly takes over the market, until then manual work at site
  • A sign of trust:
    The brand Festo is introduced 1933


  • Light Sanding: The first RUTSCHER vibrating sander revolutionizes surface finishing and becomes synonymous with the swinging block linkage sander.
  • Festo becomes the favorite brand of the specialized dealers.



  • Precise Cut: The combination of a handheld circular saw and a guide rail dazzles users


  • Less Dust Exposure: The first random orbit sander with integrated dust extraction is introduced to the market


  • 1 machine, 3 functions: the one of a kind 3-in-1principle of the gear-driven random orbit sander ROTEX makes its debut as the first of its kind in the world.


  • Festo Tooltechnic is founded
  • First award for innovative product design
  • System-Highlight: Festo SYSTAINER
  • Innovation prize for the SYSTAINER


  • CDD 12 – the shortest cordless drill
  • CT-Mobile dust extraction – including docking station for SYSTAINER


  • Festo Tooltechnic becomes the brand Festool
  • Festool confirms commitment to specialized dealers


  • DOMINO joining system: from mortising machine and dowel, to a one of a kind system combining the advantages of all known systems


  • The first compound miter saw with Festool quality: the KAPEX KS 120

Production - then and now

Neidlingen - Wendlingen
Production plant in Neidlingen and administration buildings in Wendlingen


Festool GmbH is a member of the European Power Tool Association and the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.).

Jobs and Career

TTS Tooltechnic Systems is an internationally active company with 2.600 employees in 26 countries worldwide. The main brands are Festool and Schneider Airsystems