European integration of a Japanese organization in the field of industrial pneumatics

Daniel Langmeier, Director European Zone, SMC Pneumatics Corporation, JP-Tokyo and CH-Weisslingen

"As a Japanese Organisation, we follow our vision of growth systematically and with a long breath. One of the most challenging tasks of SMC Pneumatics is the continued integration of about 30 subsidiaries all around Europe.

Together with his colleagues, Stefan Dähler accompanied us over a long period of time resulting in the formation of a methodological, substantive, and personnel basis leading to an established transformational process. The various competencies of the consultants (strategy, organization, resources, change management) have been crucial for this success. Stefan Dähler convinced through his charming persistence, systematic thinking and foresight. Later on, these abilities also led to an in-house assignment as head of an important integration project on European level in the field of human resources. He earned the acceptance of all parties involved from different countries, and therefore made progress possible for more organizational integration while working in a demanding cultural context. An outstanding consultant."