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Mar 05, 2020
Tuenkers Maschinenbau, a German company that sells automotive manufacturing equipment and provides after-sales service, opened their head office in Nagoya, Aichi.
Since its’ founding in 1962, Tuenkers Maschinenbau, which manufactures and sells a wide range of equipment necessary for automation of manufacturing, has come to possess more than 40 sales offices, factories, and subsidiaries worldwide.
Among the company’s product line, there is a particularly high need for its material handling parts, which are acclaimed for their distinction in making it easy to change designs by allowing material handling units—which previously required wielding—to be connected like blocks and allowing weight reduction by using durable aluminum material.
The company's turntable is also a long-running product that has been familiar to OEMs in Europe for many years as it is hard to break and easy to handle. While automated production by robot is currently trending upward, in the end it is the tools or processing machines attached to the tip of the arm that modify a workpiece, and there is increasing demand for the clamps that act as fingers on robot arms produced by the company in Germany.
At the time Tuenkers Maschinenbau’s Japanese subsidiary was launched in 2016, it only had administrative functions. However, the company decided to establish business in Nagoya as many of the automotive-related companies that make up its primary customers are located in Aichi Prefecture.
The subsidiary will sell equipment for automobile production and provide follow-up for its customers in Japan and plans to build a warehouse for just-in-time production in the future.
To assist with the establishment of Tuenkers Maschinenbau’s corporation in Japan, the JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided consultation on registration and information on subsidiaries and incentives. It also introduced a service provider (an administrative scrivener) and local governments.