On May 8, 2018, FESTO’s new office building has officially opened in Kaunas, Lithuania. FESTO Lietuva, which has witnessed double-digit growth in the past years, moved to a new 500-capacity office building and has plans for further expansion into the nearby building.
German FESTO is a leader in innovation in the field of automation industry. The company also creates and develops new solutions in bionics – an area that connects biology and new technology. During the opening of the new office of FESTO LIETUVA a demonstration of one of such solutions – an aesthetically attractive bionic butterfly – was made to illustrate complex global trends in production, such as functional integration, super light construction and optimized network connection between individual systems in real-time. The bionic butterfly is an excellent example of how the virtual and real world can grow together.
2017 was a record year for FESTO as its turnover reached EUR 3 billion. “Our team in Lithuania makes a significant contribution to the success of the company. Its professionalism helps the company pursue its goals and constantly improve its main processes. This determines a consistent growth of FESTO LIETUVA – in recent years the number of its employees have been increasing by about 20% annually,” Pekka Parikka, general manager at FESTO LIETUVA, said.
The office of FESTO LIETUVA in Kaunas currently employs over 400 specialists in different areas. Over the next couple of years, 240 new jobs are planned. The growing company performs more and more complex functions in Lithuania, which require specialists from different fields who want to work in an international environment. “Working in global teams, employees can create and propose solutions that affect the future of the entire FESTO organisation. This is a good opportunity for our employees to grow and improve not only in the areas of their expertise, but also in leadership”, Giedrė Belazarienė, HR manager at FESTO LIETUVA, said.
The FESTO LIETUVA team consists of specialists from the areas of engineering, applied mathematics, economics, finance, management, IT, etc. who have a good command of English, Spanish, Italian, French or German. The branch has a wide range of responsibilities: from product sales to various business services centre functions.
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