In the past fiscal year 2022/2023, SMC, the world's leading provider of automation products for industry, achieved record results, among other things thanks to the increasing demand for electric cars in China and in semiconductor production.
In fiscal year 2022/2023, SMC's sales increased by 13.4 percent to 824.7 billion yen (around 5.84 billion euros) compared to the previous year. As in the previous year, the company benefited from its broad international positioning, a healthy sales mix, good production and storage capacities and a competitive cost structure. After the corona pandemic subsided, the delays in the supply chains also decreased.
SMC wants to continue to drive growth on the German market and is making new appointments to its management: Since July 1st, 2023, Daniel Langmeier has been the new Managing Director of SMC Deutschland GmbH in addition to his function as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors at SMC Schweiz AG. Daniel Langmeier has been with SMC for 39 years and was responsible for the German market from 2000-2013.
“Germany is an important and attractive growth market. SMC, with its innovative products and focus on sustainability, is the ideal partner for industry on this path. It is therefore now important to create the best possible framework conditions for further growth. SMC Germany is relying on even more customer proximity, which we will ensure by expanding our sales, tailor-made solutions from our portfolio of 12,000 basic models and more than 700,000 variants as well as fast customer service," explains Daniel Langmeier, new Managing Director of SMC Germany GmbH.
SMC Germany is one of the leading manufacturers of pneumatic and electrical automation technology, including for plant and mechanical engineering, automation technology, the automotive industry and the semiconductor industry. The product groups include drives (electric and pneumatic), valves and valve islands, air treatment, cooling and temperature control devices, ionizers, process pumps, instrumentation, screw connections and hoses. The company was founded in 1978 as a subsidiary of SMC Corporation, Tokyo.