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Shepherd Controls Now Distributing Festo Products in the South-Central United States

Customers of Shepherd Controls can access the full line of Festo industrial and process automation solutions.

ISLANDIA, NY, May 12, 2020 — Festo announced that Shepherd Controls & Associates, Allen, Texas, has become its latest distribution partner. The 35-year-old company will supply Festo products to customers in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

            In addition to distribution of quality pneumatics and electrical components, Shepherd Controls provides engineering support for panel design, software applications, and multi-component system design and development. Its value-added department and 80/20 framing services save customers time and lower risk through turnkey design, assembly, testing, and integration services. Shepherd is a leader in vision-aided motion and inspection technology and supports this segment of its business with a state-of-the-art vision lab. The company excels in motion control and robotics.

“Becoming a Festo distribution partner will enhance our solutions in terms of innovation, quality, and customer support and improve our customers’ productivity and lower their downtime,” said Bill Benko, Vice President of Sales, Shepherd Controls.

 “Festo and Shepherd Controls are committed to helping customers reduce engineering overhead, achieve faster time to market, and maximize overall equipment effectiveness,” said Mark Snyder, Channel Director Festo Corporation. “Both companies place a premium on employees who embody a customer-service ethic.”

Festo is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process and industrial automation. For more than 40 years, Festo has continuously elevated the state of manufacturing and processing.

Shepherd Controls will focus on pneumatics such as the Festo universal valve terminal VTUG with CTEU low-cost fieldbus connectivity for increased control cabinet I/O density and lower installation time.

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