Experience Meets Future

FEST electrifies, automates and digitizes manufacturing processes in industry and production. Our water-electrolysis technology and hydrogen infrastructures offer pioneering solutions for companies and the public sector.

FEST has been established for many years as an experienced partner for process automation in the industry. In addition to expertise and experience, it is the drive for innovation and technical perfection that keeps our company and its people moving forward.

We offer individual and holistic automation approaches including drive technology, energy solutions and IT integration. We offer complex solutions for industrial plant construction as fully integrated Industry 4.0 projects.

Based on the knowledge and experience gained from global plant construction and industrial production, complete energy solutions are implemented with hydrogen as an energy source: plants for water electrolysis and H2 generation, H2 transport and storage, up to commercial H2 refueling systems for land and water vehicles or for the industrial use of hydrogen.

Full service from FEST

FEST offers the entire range of services: from conception, planning, and production to turnkey construction and maintenance of plants.

FEST companies and their partners:

  • FEST GmbH
  • MAXIMATOR Maximum Pressure
  • iGas energy


  • 1948 Elektro Strunz (later FEST) is founded in Oker. First in Schulstrasse, then move to Talstrasse.

  • 1948 Founded by Josef Strunz (1906-1982) from Delbrück.

  • 1972 Josef Strunz retires - Peter Fest takes over the business.

  • 1972 Takeover of the company Elektro Strunz

  • 1977 Elektro-Strunz becomes Fest Elektrotechnik

  • 1986 Company transformation into FEST GmbH

  • 1997 Opening of the Vienna branch, which emerged from Regeltechnik Wien

  • 2001 Schmidt, Kranz & Co. acquire shares

  • 2007 Foundation of OOO FEST in Lipetsk, Russia

  • 2013 Acquisition and merging of rectifier technology in IPS-FEST GmbH

  • 2019 FEST-CONSULTA joint venture in Mumbai, India

  • 2020 Development of the business field hydrogen technology under the brand “Green-H2-Systems”

  • 2021 International expansion of the hydrogen business field

  • 2023 Start of new construction of Gerhard-Weule-Straße

  • 2023 Koppe Apparatebau becomes part of FEST

  • 2023 Re-integration of the brand “Green-H2-Systems” into FEST’s hydrogen business area after successful development

FEST and our parent company Schmidt Kranz Group

Our parent company, die Schmidt Kranz Group, consists of several medium-sized companies. From our headquarters in Germany and with independent companies, we have an international presence in over 25 countries with more than 3,200 employees.

More than 130 years of experience are the foundation of our high level of solution competence in the field of machinery and component construction. Whether underground or tunnel construction, mineral processing and disposal, high-pressure technology, hydrogen technologies, automation and services: In each of our business areas, our customers and partners can rely on our many years of experience, good market knowledge, innovations and the highest quality.

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Unser Projekt "Weiterbildung zum Industrietechniker Elektrotechnik IHK" wird aus Mitteln der Europäischen Union, genauer gesagt aus dem Europäischen Sozialfonds (ESF) gefördert.