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Tatsuno Europe starts production in the new state-of-the-art factory

A large part of Tatsuno dispensers is produced in Blansko, Czech Republic. These dispensers are then distributed and installed all over Europe and across the sea, from Portugal to the former Soviet Union including several African countries. Italy is the largest market; other major countries include France, Austria, Slovakia and Russia. That is the reason why Tatsuno Europe has decided to update and enlarge their factory to meet the increasing expectations of the customers. The production in the renovated factory started on June 1, 2019.

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Tatsuno Europe was founded in 1993 as a Czech company under the name “Benč” by two partners, Mr. Zdeněk Černošek and Mr. Jaroslav Sehnal. One of the key suppliers of the technological components for the dispensers was Tatsuno Corporation. Japanese management appreciated the top quality of the products and were impressed by the low costs. Therefore, Tatsuno decided to enter Benč. They first acquired 30% of shares, and increased it 70% in 2010. Benč changed the name to Tatsuno Europe and became an important part of the Tatsuno Corporation, now the world's third-largest manufacturer of dispensers, and their strong base in Europe.

A modern manufacturing facility is one of the keys to success – you need to have a high tech venue and constantly improve the standards to be among the world’s top companies. Tatsuno is well aware of that. Since the takeover in 2010, virtually the entire production at the Blansko has undergone major changes. Manufacturing technology has been significantly changed, and today state-of-the-art high tech equipment is used for a great number of operations. A modern painting show with surface treatment operations made it possible to reduce production costs, which has been positively reflected in the price of the final product. The assembly line has been completely reconstructed. Now, CNC machines are being used at the factory, which simplifies the processes for the employees and results in the increasing production efficiency: Tatsuno expects considerable time saving – around one-third of the time needed before the renovation.

One of the most modern dispenser testing stations has been built in. The testing laboratory has two workplaces, an outdoor test section for checking LPG and CNG dispensing, and an internal workplace for liquid dispensing. The operators are able to check the entire range of racks from the classic petrol, diesel, E85 and B100 alternatives to LPG and CNG gas.

Blansko facility should expect a great future. Although alternative fuels, especially electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular, conventional fuels will continue to dominate the markets for the next twenty years at least. In 2017, Tatsuno Europe started a cooperation with a French designer. Together, they develop a new OCEAN TOWER dispenser that will launch in the second half of 2019. The new dispenser is being created especially for Tatsuno’s Western European customers who, in addition to the utility properties of a dispenser, also appreciate its design, the possibility of easy transport and well as the simple installation of payment terminals inside the dispensers.

OCEAN TOWER will be a new line of Tatsuno’s dispensers after the famous line of Ocean Euro dispensers. Ocean Euro can deliver not only standard liquid oil products but also complementary fluids such as AdBlue, LPG and CNG – and do it simultaneously. The new modern system of hose retraction with a reach of almost 5 m ensures comfortable refuelling and easy handling of the hose. The dispensers are manufactured in accordance with individual orders of each customer with wide range of options and accessories.

Key achievements of Tatsuno Europe in Blansko:

  • Increased production efficiency
  • Assembly time shortened by one third
  • Tripled production capacity
  • New product line
  • Complete painting process including quality pre-treatment
  • Increased storage capacities
  • Logistics optimization
  • Shorter delivery times
  • Better working environment

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