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Optimized Engineering Change Process using 4PEP Engineering Change Management

Festo is a global leader in automation technology and in technical education and training. The independent, family-owned company stands for a healthy growth, the highest quality, and customer oriented innovation. Festo ensures a maximum of productivity and competitiveness in factory and process automation as well as sustainability by applying cutting edge production processes developed in-house, by demonstrating a high level of problem solving expertise and by using 4PEP Engineering Change Management.

Customer Quote

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“Since the implementation of 4PEP Engineering Change Mangemenent, we have reduced the processing time of changes in the development field by approximately 50 per cent.”

Markus Braun, Engineering Change Management, Festo SE & Co. KG


  • name: Festo SE & Co. KG
  • headquarters: Esslingen am Neckar, in 61 countries worldwide
  • industry: machinery and plant engineering
  • products: automation technology learning systems, training and consulting
  • revenue: 2.84 bn. EUR (2020)
  • employees: 21,000 global
  • www.festo.com/de/en/

Initial situation and challenge

  • consolidation of changes
  • improvement of the quality of information
  • ensuring of process documentation in the scope of product liability
  • avoidance of administrative efforts
  • cutting of process costs
  • reduction of the number of changes


  • high degree of coverage “out of the box”
  • easy to customize and integrate
  • very good acceptance among users
  • efficient collaboration from Festo and ILC

Customer benefits

  • fewer interfaces
  • optimized cost control
  • processing time cut in half
  • 100 per cent quality enhancement
  • increase in productivity by 30 per cent
  • lowering of change costs by 20 per cent

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