ROLLOUT: FESTO HEADQUARTERS (ESSLINGEN, CAMPUS BERKHEIM)
FESTO GROUP INSTALLED HIGH-TECH WAYFINDING SYSTEM IN HEADQUARTERS
Berlin, July 13, 2015 – At the headquarters of the world market leader in automation technology, the Festo AG & Co.KG in Esslingen, visitors are guided safely since the beginning of 2015 via an interactive 2D wayfinding system designed by 3d-berlin. 52 stationary kiosk systems as well as a special web version for employees offer an interactive 3D campus map and enable a step-by-step navigation covering all buildings. Festo is planning the expansion of the wayfinding system to all important sites.
In addition to the 52 stationary kiosk systems in the headquarter buildings, a special web version was developed which guides the 3 800 employees from their workplace to any given room. The 2D wayfinding displays buildings as well as floors during the intuitive step-by-step navigation. The user can search by category (conference rooms, employees and service) and limit the search on specific buildings via the interactive 3D campus map. Further innovative features: automatic start point determination based on IP-address, indication of available conference rooms as well as the generation of links of the directions (e.g. to forward them). The directions can also be accessed on smartphones for a mobile navigation.
“With our innovative technology as well as the simple and self-explanatory usability we were able to prevail against international competitors in a competitive selection supplier process. I am convinced that our wayfinding system is forward-looking, because headquarters, universities and hospitals have a pronounced need of flexible systems.” Dr. Björn Clausen, founder and CEO of the 3d-berlin Gmbh, explains.
FESTO IS CONVINCED AND PLANS INTERNATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION
“The implementation of the project with 3d-berlin was performed with a very high level of professionality. The 3d-berlin team fulfilled all requests and requirements with expertise, so that the resulting wayfinding system exceeded our expectations. The product itself proves to be innovative and attractive, drawing much positive attention to our solution.” Harold Herbig states, head of information management – Festo AG & Co. KG, Esslingen (GER).
In addition to the headquarters in Esslingen, another factory of Festo is currently being equipped with the 2D wayfinding system. The long term goal is the international expansion to all larger production sites.