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We are

abound in experience …
in designing and building automation and wet processing equipment
A growing team …
of engineers
A start-up company ...
near Nuremberg, Germany
Creative engineers …
focussing on cost optimized designs for lean manufacturing
Two founders …
of more than 40 years of industrial experience
The team which was key …
in establishing the first large scale wet benches for the PV industry

We are two founders

Gerry Knoch

Founder, Managing Director, Physicist (Dr. Dipl.-Phys.)

Moved from science to heading an industrial development team. Joining an engineering company focussing on chemical processing became his stepping stone into technical sales. He can build on almost 15 years of product marketing for and selling wet processing equipment to the photovoltaic (PV) industry.

Matthias Niese

Founder, Technical Director, Mechanical Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.)

more than 20 years of experience in mechanical engineering and equipment design. Created the first large scale production equipment to process solar wafers at the roots of the PV boom. Has since established 4 successive generations of batch wet bench platforms, not just for high efficiency solar cells.

A growing team

Florian Süss

Engineering + Support, Technician Mechanical Engineering

A quick start from design engineer to getting in charge of design and manufacturing of 4000 wafer carriers annually. Highly skilled and motivated design engineer now expanding into chemical processing equipment.

Ferdinand Mosandl

Purchasing, Technician Mechanical Engineering

30 years of industrial experience, built his career from production to worldwide on-site installations. 10 years ago he transferred to supply chain management.

Jörg Franzke

Engineering + Support, Mechanical Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.)

more than 20 years of experience in mechanical engineering and equipment design, joint the PV boom 15 years ago. Great in translating grand ideas into engineering solutions. More than 300 wet benches bear his handwriting.

We offer our skills

in designing equipment for food, medical, semiconductor and specifically PV industry

in translating your customized engineering requirement into slick solutions

in combining plastics and metals as construction materials for equipment

in operating wet processing equipment (cleaning, etching) and respective equipment requirements

In engineering for laboratory and production environment, manual and automated applications

We offer our skills To Provide




Design and manufacturing of industrial equipment

Servicing of all our and similar third party equipment