FEV Japan announces Takeshi Saito as Managing Director
Tokyo/Aachen May 2022 – Takeshi Saito assumed the position as Representative and Managing Director at FEV Japan. Together with Representative Director and Sales Representative Robert Janson, Saito will further strengthen FEV Japan’s footprint in the market and continue to drive innovation towards CO2-neutral mobility in Japan.
“We are pleased to introduce Takeshi Saito as part of the FEV team. With his extensive knowledge and insights into the industry he will contribute to FEV’s growth and business expansion side by side with Robert Janson, who has been driving FEV’s business in Japan for more than 20 years”, said Dr. Ulrich Pfahl, Chairman of the Executive Board of FEV Asia.
Before joining FEV, Saito pursued a career at Bosch Corporation and Robert Bosch GmbH for the last 20 years, where he held various positions before leading the powertrain ECU business as General Manager from 2017. With more than 10 years of management experience in the automotive industry, Saito has established a proven track record of delivering new technologies to Japanese automakers and suppliers, as well as expanding global business relations.
Robert Janson, who has led FEV Japan since its inception in 2007, will join Saito as Representative Director, responsible for business development.
“I am excited to join FEV and to contribute to further drive mobility innovation in Japan”, said Saito. “Besides safeguarding and growing our current business, I am looking forward to increasing the awareness of FEV as a reliable and experienced engineering partner to develop sustainable solutions for a carbon neutral mobility even further.”
FEV is a leading international, independent service provider for hardware and software in vehicle and powertrain development, as well as the energy industry. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services. The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behavior and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally, FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development. The service portfolio also includes tailor-made test benches and measurement technology as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation. For defossilization of the entire energy value chain, FEV offers energy management and infrastructure solutions from a single source, which intelligently link and holistically optimize power and heat generation, mobility, and industry. The FEV Group currently employs 7000 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.
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