Fronius Japan: New managing director Motoaki Suzuki
Suzuki took over as the head of the Fronius subsidiary in Japan at the beginning of April 2020. With a 29-year career in the welding sector, he is a true industry expert and was previously the managing director of Lincoln Electric Japan. In addition to his industry knowledge and leadership qualities, Suzuki, as a certified welder, has great technical expertise. “I am convinced of the high quality and innovative power of Fronius. That’s why I am all the more pleased about the opportunity to further the brand’s presence in the Japanese welding technology market,” said the new managing director with undeniable enthusiasm.
The challenge – and the opportunities – are great: Japan is the third-largest welding market in the world, but also home to major competitors such as Panasonic. Yet Suzuki has a proven basis on which to build, as Fronius has been represented in Japan with its own premises in Nagoya since 2016. The Japanese branch office has its own welding laboratory and six experienced employees on whom Suzuki can count for their expert support.