MECOTEC Group expands business in Asia and opens subsidiary in China

Great approval for the inauguration of MECOTEC China in Shanghai: Dr Friedrich Rheinheimer (COO MECOTEC Group), Simon Yip (Managing Director MECOTEC China), Wang Liping (Economic and Commercial Officer, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai), Christian Sommer (CEO German Centre Shanghai), Wang Liping (Vice Mayor of Taicang), Enrico Klauer (CEO MECOTEC Group), Deenad Sundramurthy (Business Development Director MECOTEC ASIA) (from left)

On May 8th, 2023, the official opening of MECOTEC China took place at the German Center in Shanghai  in the presence of high profile representatives from politics and industry including Wang Liping (Economic and Commercial Officer, German Consulate General in Shanghai), Christian Sommer (CEO German Center Shanghai), Wang Liping (Vice Mayor of the City of Taicang) as well as guests who are enthusiastic about cryotechnology.

"We are proud to be represented directly here in China," explains Enrico Klauer, founder and CEO of MECOTEC GmbH, "to be close to our existing and future customers. Due to the high demand and the growing potential that we see in the Chinese market, we decided to establish a subsidiary.”

MECOTEC China will be managed by Simon YIP. Dr. Friedrich Rheinheimer, COO of MECOTEC Group: "We are happy to have won Mr. YIP for this task, who - with over 22 years of experience in the fitness industry in China - is very familiar with many of our target groups. In the past he has built up a very successful business that imported and distributed fitness equipment.”
Simon Yip, Managing Director of MECOTEC China, emphasizes: "I see enormous growth potential for our company since we are the only manufacturer of electric cold chambers in China with our own warehouse in Taicang. From there we can supply our customers directly and quickly. I look forward to working with my team to further develop MECOTEC into the market leader in this environment."

Following the official ceremony with opening speeches, an official ribbon cutting and a traditional Chinese lion dance symbolising luck and prosperity, all those present had the opportunity to personally test the cryo:one+ cryo chamber set up on site with a temperature of -85 °C.

With the founding of this subsidiary in China, the world market leader from Saxony-Anhalt (Germany) is continuing to expand its growth and expansion course globally: In 2021, MECOTEC France, previously operating as a joint venture, was taken over 100%, in 2022 MECOTEC founded the MENA office (Middle East and Northern Africa) in Dubai. With strategic partnerships in Australia and other countries in Asia, the MECOTEC Group is strategically well positioned in this region of the world. Another direct presence in Asia is already being planned.



MECOTEC GmbH, based in Saxony-Anhalt, was founded in 2006. It is known as an industrial cryo specialist and world market leader in electrical cryo chambers for the medical, sports and wellness sectors. More than 850 of these cryo chambers have already been installed worldwide, including in the spa areas of upscale hotels, in clinics as well as in sports facilities, such as the Bundesliga or NFL stadiums in the US. 
MECOTEC works with leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and hospitals and is TÜV-certified.  The MECOTEC Group employs more than 100 people worldwide, over 80 of them in Germany. The company has subsidiaries in France, the USA, Dubai, Singapore and China as well as sales partners in Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, the UK and Australia. The company is still managed by its founder and CEO, Enrico Klauer, and the COO, Dr. Friedrich Rheinheimer.

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