News and Reviews (Sept 2018)

Establishment of our Subsidiary in Shanghai


Subsidiary Shanghai
Nanoscribe subsidiary in the facilities of Carl ZEISS AG, Shanghai  (Photo: Carl ZEISS AG)

With the opening of Nanoscribe China Co. Ltd., Nanoscribe strives to strengthen its sales activities in China, reinforce existing business relationships, and further expand customer services across the entire APAC region. Chief Executive Officer, Martin Hermatschweiler, is happy that the company was able to find a state-of-the-art location with sufficient space to accommodate growth in the facilities of Carl ZEISS AG, which holds 40% of Nanoscribe's shares. "We see a great potential in China for nano- and microfabrication, both academically and with respect to the industry. Thanks to the technological competence, excellent network and intercultural background of our Chinese subsidiary company's General Manager, Dr. Wanyin Cui, as well as the new on-site representation, we look forward to expanding our business in this rapidly growing market. Additionally, we will intensify our customer service in this region with a team led by our experienced Service Manager Johannes Konrad,“ Hermatschweiler notes.

Shanghai Cui Hermatschweiler
Dr. Wanyin Cui, General Manager China (left) and Martin Hermatschweiler, CEO Nanoscribe (right)

Directly after earning his Ph.D. in physics, Cui was employed by Nanoscribe since 2011. He played a key role in developing the business on the US market. His customers include leading universities, such as Harvard, Stanford, or the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In Shanghai, he initially starts his activities with a small team consisting of two service staff members and one assistant. In the ZEISS building, Nanoscribe China Co., Ltd. also has access to laboratory space, in which live demonstrations of a Photonic Professional GT 3D printer are showcased. These 3D printers are applied in various ways, from nanostructuring near the surface to high-precision 3D printing of objects with dimensions in the millimeter range. "We are now able to demonstrate the outstanding capabilities of our 3D printers, which are unmatched by any other technology", Cui explains.

Subsidiary Shanghai Staff
Dr. Wanyin Cui (General Manager China), Martin Hermatschweiler (CEO), Johannes Konrad (Service Manager Asia Pacific) and Yufang Zhu (Field Service Engineer); from left to right

The multiple award-winning high-tech company Nanoscribe develops and sells 3D printers that are highly specialized comprehensive solutions, which enable more than 1,000 users in science and industry to access completely new, unprecedented applications. This includes, for example, the printing of micro-needles for minimally invasive procedures, the additive production of micro-lens arrays, as well as manufacturing of on-chip micro-optics. Every week, new scientific publications are published that highlight the many ways to apply the device, which is often referred to as an "innovation engine." Double-digit million revenues and more than 60 staff members make Nanoscribe one of the most successful high-tech companies founded in Germany of the last few years.