Festo announced that SunSource, Addison, Ill., has become its latest distribution partner. SunSource will introduce Festo components and value-added pneumatic and electric automation solutions to customers in its Southeast and Northwest U.S. sales regions.
SunSource is a value-added solutions distributor to the mobile hydraulic machinery, industrial manufacturing, fluid processing, and food processing industries. SunSource has 140 sales, engineering, and stocking locations across North America and has branches in Belgium and Singapore. Additionally, the company operates 34 facilities for repairing fluid power and electronic components and systems.
“Pneumatics is a big part of our business, and we aim to increase sales of automation,” said Jim Slone, Executive Vice President, SunSource. “We are always looking for supplier partners that are not only leaders today, but also making significant investments for the future through product development. It was clear to us that Festo is committed to product development and growing their business with distribution. Our initial emphasis will be the introduction of Festo solutions to our mobile hydraulic machinery and industrial manufacturing customers.”
“SunSource and Festo share the commitment of helping customers reduce engineering overhead and achieve faster time to market,” said Mark Snyder, Channel Director Festo Corporation. “SunSource solutions capabilities, utilizing Festo pneumatic and electric automation, are key to these efficiency and speed advantages.”