About us

Our promise



Sakura promises to empower pathology professionals to deliver accurate and fast diagnoses to optimise treatment success for each life we touch.



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About us

Known for best-in-class automation and reliability, Sakura Finetek remains a privately-held company in business for almost 150 years. Sakura is the original manufacturer of Tissue-Tek® products that have become industry standards over the years. 

At Sakura Finetek Europe, we distribute products through our network of more than 60 Sakura sales entities and distributors to over 100 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. 

Our mission and vision

Our mission is advancing cancer diagnostics by providing integrated solutions for anatomic pathology and patients through best-in-class innovation, quality and customer care.
Our vision is that we want to be the first company to fully automate anatomic pathology.

Meet our Management Team

Sakura EU Management Team

At Sakura Finetek Europe we have a team of experienced, empathetic, business-minded professionals who drive our innovative company forward and keep us going in the right direction. Take a minute to click on the profiles below and “meet” the Sakura Finetek Europe management team.

Rick Broekhuizen

Rick Broekhuizen

Chief Financial Officer and Group Controller,
Sakura Finetek Europe B.V.

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Chris Koeman

Chris Koeman

President and General Manager,
Sakura Finetek Europe B.V.

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Andries Dragt

Andries Dragt

Chief Commercial Officer,
Sakura Finetek Europe B.V.

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Continuous innovation

First microscope for Japanese market
prior to Nikon and Olympus

1914

First disposable cassette:
Tissue-Tek® Uni-Cassette®

1972

First fully enclosed tissue processor:
Tissue-Tek VIP®

1979

First automated film coverslipper:
Tissue-Tek® SCA Coverslipper

1987

Sakura Finetek Europe B.V.

1994

First rapid tissue processor:
Tissue-Tek Xpress®, offering a shorter turnaround time by a continuous workflow

2004

First automated embedding system:
Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120

2007

First hybrid digital microscope, offering
live imaging and scanning: VisionTek®

2013

Introduction of Sakura Services

2016

Advanced staining system:
Introducing Tissue-Tek Genie® in the USA

2017

First robotic microtomy system:
Tissue-Tek SmartSection®

Soon
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