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By June 3, 2024Latest News

1st June 2024

New MD for Takeuchi UK

Takeuchi UK have recently appointed Daisuke Yanagisawa, better known as Yana as the new Managing Director, effective from 1st June 2024.

Yana has spent the last 12 months as assistant MD, getting to know the industry in the UK. Yana will be leading the team of 25 at Takeuchi’s UK head office in Rochdale and Thatcham depot.

Daisuke Yanagisawa Managing Director
“There’s a huge opportunity to build on the success Takeuchi UK have achieved so far, and I’m really looking forward to working with the team to grow the business significantly.
My main focus is to take Takeuchi UK to the next level by strengthening the team. I strongly believe having the right people at the right places is the core for our growth.”

Takeuchi UK benefit from an extensive and established dealer network of 30 depots supporting customers nationwide. Takeuchi will continue to support customers by developing world-class products and listening to owners and operators. Customer-led innovation has always been a central to the Takeuchi philosophy and developments in the New 3-Series range and New Electric models is an exciting next chapter for Takeuchi in the UK.

Takeuchi remain a major excavator supplier to the UK’s construction and plant hire industry. The excavator product range has expanded year on year, now with over 22 models between 1 to 15-tonnes.
“With the recent opening of the new Aoki factory in Japan and increased productivity, our machine availability is going to be its best-ever. Over the next few years, we aim to grow the Takeuchi customer base nationally. Our Dealer know-how and expertise will be critical to our on-going success.”

The Takeuchi brand continues to be popular with contractors, plant hire and owner operators with many investment advantages. This year Takeuchi UK will reach its 50,000th machine sale, a major milestone for the Takeuchi UK team and dealer network.