Important visitor from Japan – from parent company EBARA Corporation Tokyo

COO Masao Hodai a highly respected guest at EBARA’s Dresden site

Dresden, 21 June 2023. On 19 June, Masao Hodai, Chief Operating Officer of EBARA Precision Machinery Company Tokyo, visited EBARA’s German site in Dresden-Weixdorf. After a welcome by Dr Reinhart Richter, Managing Director of EBARA Precision Machinery Europe, an informative tour followed, during which Masao Hodai inspected the Overhaul Centre for vacuum pumps, built in 2021, the warehouse, the training facilities currently being built, and representatives from the most important product divisions. A joint lunch with members of Dresden’s staff rounded off his visit. 

 Strong signal for the Dresden location

“The visit of COO Masao Hodai reinforces our location within the Silicon Saxony region and shows the significant status of the semiconductor industry in Dresden for EBARA’s headquarters in Japan. Our progress in terms of safety, quality, CO2 reduction and market acquisition has made a deep impression. All EBARA employees in Dresden feel very honoured by this visit from Japan”, said Dr Reinhart Richter, happily. In the afternoon, in-depth client meetings were on the agenda at the Dresden site before Masao Hodai returned home to Tokyo. 


EBARA Precision Machinery Europe (EPME) GmbH, headquartered in Sauerlach near Munich, is the European sales and service company of EBARA Corporation Tokyo. EBARA is a leading global manufacturer of vacuum and semiconductor systems used to produce wafers, liquid crystals, solar cells and other high-tech products. EBARA Corporation was founded in 1912 by Issey Hatakeyama and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. With an annual turnover of 4.7 billion euros, EBARA is one of the largest companies in the industry. EBARA supplies 16 of the top 20 manufacturers in the chip industry. 

About EBARA Precision Machinery Europe

The EPME portfolio includes dry and turbomolecular vacuum pumps as well as modern gas abatement systems for the chemical industry, for example. In addition, EPME distributes state-of-the-art CMP tools, wafer bevel polishing and substrate coating systems for chip manufacturing. In 2021 EBARA opened its second modern overhaul centre for vacuum pumps in Dresden. EPME has been operating a vacuum pump overhaul centre in Livingston (UK) since 1993. EPME employs over 250 people in Europe and Israel.