Tradition is mandatory. Family unites. 

As a traditional family-run company, we maintain a corporate culture that is focused on regional roots, high standards, sustainable success, appreciation of our employees and a "sense of unity" in the company. Each of our 2700 Festool employees is part of the Festool family. 

Family company
Festool is a family company in its third generation. It has a dynamic success story and always focuses on responsibility and the long term. The company was founded by Albert Fezer and Gottlieb Stoll in Esslingen in 1925. In 1971, Gottlieb Stoll died. At that time, his sons Kurt and Wilfried had already taken over the management of the company. His daughter Gerda Maier-Stoll became owner of the Festool brand as a result of the division of assets in the year 2000.


The current company management is headed by Barbara Austel, granddaughter of Gottlieb Stoll, as a company partner. For all family members, trust in the power and future of the Festool brand had and still has top priority.
  • Locations


    Our aim is to guarantee the same quality at all production locations, according to the "Made in Germany" standard.  More information
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    Facts & figures

    Festool – firmly rooted and always growing: All facts, figures and data about this long-established company. More information
  • Company history

    We are proud of our 90-year company history. At the same time, we are continuously evolving to meet the demands of a global future. More information