Fanuc Europe > Appointed Shinichi Tanzawa President and CEO

Luxembourg, Echternach – Responsability for all the company’s European operations



int-co-n-shinichi-tanzawaFANUC Europe Appoints Shinichi Tanzawa President and CEO
FANUC Europe Corporation, the leading supplier of CNC and robotic and factory-automation technologies, announced the appointment of Shinichi Tanzawa as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective September 1, 2016. As president and CEO, he will have responsibility for all of the company’s European operations.

Mr. Shinichi Tanzawa will be a familiar personage to those involved in FANUC’s European activities, since he was the CFO of FANUC Robotics Europe from 1992 to 1996 and CFO of FANUC Corporation from 2000 to 2008. His extensive experience at both FANUC’s headquarters in Japan and in Europe, will greatly strengthen FANUC Europe’s organization. Shinichi Tanzawa will intensify FANUC’s direct support of its European customers by its Japanese headquarters in order to improve the competitiveness of its products and services. FANUC’s goal in Europe is further increasing customer satisfaction by strengthening its “One FANUC,” “Service First,” “GENMITSU” (strict preciseness), and “TOMEI” (transparency) value programs.



The former President

Olaf Gehrels, former president & CEO of FANUC Europe, left the company effective September 1, 2016. He began his career at FANUC in 1994 as a development engineer in its headquarters laboratories in Japan. In 2003, he was appointed president & CEO of FANUC Robotics Europe, and in 2012, president & CEO of FANUC Europe. Under his leadership, FANUC Europe generated unprecedentedly rapid profitability growth in the highly competitive European market, becoming the largest non-European supplier of automation equipment. FANUC is grateful to Olaf Gehrels for his commitment and contribution to the success of FANUC in Europe over the past years, and wishes him all the best for his future private and professional undertakings.



More info about:



Previous Euchner > Safety and protection for maintenance processes and saves energy
Next Haas > CNC user friendly with the interface more intuitive with the Visual Programming System

You might also like

Krauss Maffei > Narrow transport crates for South Africa

  Narrow transport crates for South Africa – MCG Industries is investing in three large MX machines from KraussMaffei – The combination of a 2-cavity mold and a customized injection

 Media Kit 2017:  (english/italian)   Topics covered: News (Fairs, Open House, International Events). Industrial Automation (PLC, Industrial PCs, HMIs, Measurement, Sensors, Transducers, Assembly, Supervision, Cabinets). Motion control: (Electric motors,

Hawe > Axial piston pump V80M, compactness inside

    Strong and elegant – the new axial piston pump from HAWE Hydraulik With the V80M axial piston pump, the controller remains in the pump contour and takes up

Danfoss > Next generations of high efficient commercial air conditioners and chillers

    High efficiency components and controls for air conditioning At the 2017 Acrex Expo, Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and

BYD > Aim to the public transport electrification

    BYD further extends its footprint in South America The threats posed by climate change have prompted stakeholders in both public and private sectors to take action towards sustainable

Clippard > PREX series pre-extended rod cylinders

    PREX Series Pre-Extended Rod Cylinders Clippard’s universally incompatible PREX cylinders save time by eliminating the need for the end user to extend their own rod. The unpatented PREX

Walther Praezision > Test of „Flying Hydraulic Systems“

    Test of „Flying Hydraulic Systems“ Worldwide, aircrafts are serviced on highly specialized facilities and tested by especially equipped test benches. Such systems require particularly reliable couplings made of

> ABB – Wireless communication and software technology to enhance connectivity and power supply reliability

    The Wireless communication is a very important technological support to the industrial area of Durban. ABB will provide a seamless wireless network connectivity to an industrial area within

Buerkert > Type 2380 – 2/2 way bellow control valve

      Type 2380 – 2/2-way Bellow Control Valve The bellow control valve is a pneumatically operated process valve with a single-acting diaphragm actuator. A PTFE bellow ensures the