About UCM

UCM develops and markets products, systems and service solutions for fine cleaning processes with aqueous multi-stage ultrasonic cleaning lines. From customers of the optical and medical industries to manufacturers of tools and precision parts from the High Tech & High Purity sectors as well as the automotive supplier market rely on our technology and our service.

Rheineck (CH)

Rheineck (CH)

Rheineck (CH)

Rheineck (CH)

Rheineck (CH)


Intro Text

History

Through the course of time…

  • 1993

    UCM AG was found in 1993 in Au, Switzerland. Due to many years of experience in the construction and sale of ultrasonic cleaning systems, UCM AG is positioning itself very quickly and successfully in the market. Renowned companies from Switzerland and abroad become satisfied customers. In these first years, the great commitment of the employees laid the foundations for future growth.

  • 1995

    The 50th ultrasonic cleaning system is installed at a renowned manufacturer of lenses. Based on a lifting system, the UCM machine enables precision cleaning before coating of the lenses for a North German ophtalmics manufacturer.

  • 1996

    In 1996, the company is relocated to larger premises in St. Margrethen.

  • 1997

    Constant growth of UCM AG proves the installation of the 100th ultrasonic cleaning machine at a manufacturer for design fittings in Central Germany. Due to a smart chaining of the cleaning system with the subsequent coating process, the system enables a time- and cost-efficient component handling.

  • 1999

    UCM can further expand its market leadership and wins the first customer in the field of medical technology. A leading manufacturer of inhaler components uses a UCM transfer system to realize the sophisticated precision cleaning of filigree components before assembly. In close cooperation and in compliance with the FDA regulations, the cleaning process is qualified and validated together with the customer.

  • 2000

    With more than 200 installed machines worldwide, UCM is the leading supplier of ultrasonic cleaning systems for precision cleaning. The 200th cleaning system has an innovative drying concept with infrared and vacuum technology and enables the process-safe cleaning and drying of precision optics before coating for a leading manufacturer in East Germany.

  • 2002

    The premises, office and production in St. Margrethen became too small in the course of time and no longer satisfies the requirements. In 2002, a new plant has been built in Rheineck.

  • 2005

    UCM installs the 300th cleaning system and continues its innovation campagin in the tool industry at a renowned manufacturer of inserts in Austria. Through a six-stage drying process as well as the continuous automation of the entire process, the machines sets new technological standards.

  • 2009

    In December 2009, the Dürr Ecoclean Group became the new owner of UCM AG. In order to further promote the growth and to secure the ownership succession of the founder Rolf Hohl, this step was a promising future. Embedded in an international group and a parent company, which is a leader in the automotive industry in the cleaning sector, UCM AG supplements the portfolio with precision cleaning systems.

  • 2011

    The 400th cleaning machine is put into operation at a renowned Swiss implants manufacturer. Through batch reporting, the manufacturer is given an exact traceability of the parts which are loaded into the precision systems of UCM after finishing process. The cleaning process is qualified and validated together with the customer in close coordination and in compliance with legal requirements.

  • 2012

    UCM sets new standards for the cleaning of high-precision EUV components for wafer steppers at a supplier in Southern Germany. Highest requirements for filmic contamination, in particular outgassing, are required in these high vacuum applications. The connection to a clean room as well as the input and output of the goods via a sluice prevent the recontamination of the components. Leading manufacturers from the field of High Tech & High Purity rely on the innovative technology and know-how of UCM AG.

  • 2013

    In 2013, in the 20th fiscal year, UCM AG realizes a new production site as well as the reconstruction of the existing building. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new building was completed in March 2013, and the new production site was put into operation five months later. In the middle of September 2013 the reconstruction of the existing building, which included additional offices and meeting rooms, a lounge, extended storage areas and an enlargement including modernization of the laboratory.

  • 2014

    UCM is further expanding its technology leadership by delivering a highly automated precision cleaning system. For a world market leader in the field of tools and cutting solutions, UCM designs an eleven-stage ultrasonic fine cleaning system that enables robotic loading as well as unmanned operations and significantly improves profitability and working conditions for employees.

  • 2016

    The 500th plant is installed at a manufacturer of precision optics, which is concerned with the cleaning of sensitive lenses and prisms before coating. The manufacturer's technological requirements are taken into account by means of intelligent monitoring of the basket refeed and process-stable precision cleaning before the coating process.

  • 2017

    As a strategic investor, the Chinese Schengyan Blue Silver Group (SBS) takes the majority of the Dürr Ecoclean Group as of April 1st 2017. Ecoclean will operate as an independent company group in the future. The strategic goal is to further develop the Ecoclean Group in the international market and to expand activities in the field of industrial component cleaning and surface treatment.

  • 2017

    Dürr Ecoclean becomes Ecoclean!
    In the course of the previous owner change, the Ecoclean Group from now on acts as an independent company group and is launching a new, fresh and modern corporate design with a large-scale marketing campaign at parts2clean in Stuttgart. Another highlight of the show is the Ecoclean SCARA Manipulator, which is demonstrated in a real environment using virtual reality technology. The globally active group of companies thus underpins its position as a global technology and market leader in the field of industrial component cleaning and surface finishing.

History

Mission & Vision

For a reliable and successful future…

Our Vision

  • Global market leader
  • Technological trend-setter
  • Major market share in defined main markets
  • Customer as well as employee satisfaction
  • "Best in class"

Our Mission

  • Market leader for industrial cleaning technology
  • Development of innovative products and service solutions
  • Global presence
  • Competent and solution-oriented customer service
  • Durable products of the highest quality
Our values

Our Values

    • Entrepreneurial conviction
    • Adding value
    • Innovation and cutting edge technology driven
    • Ensuring sustainability
    • Recognizing diversity
    Mission & Vision

    Management

    Dr. Zhisen Yu

    President of Administrative Board UCM AG, Switzerland

    Dr. Yu joined SBS Ecoclean Group since 01.01.2017 as Group CFO. He is responsible for all financial related aspects of the Group as well as Group HR and Group IT.

    • Born in 1983 in China
    • Granted with Dr. rer. oec. in 2013 in Germany
    • Joined SBS Ecoclean Group in 2017
    • Responsible of all financial issues of the Group as well as Group HR and Group IT
    • Group CFO, SBS Ecoclean Group

    Frank Ringat

    Administrative Board UCM AG, Switzerland

    Frank Ringat has joined the Ecoclean in 1998. In July 2013 Frank Ringat was named Managing Director with worldwide responsibility for the industrial cleaning business. At the same time, he took over the responsibility for the Swiss based UCM AG, Ecoclean's ultra-fine cleaning specialist and a wholly owned subsidiary of today’s Ecoclean GmbH.

    • Born in 1967 in Germany
    • Joined Dürr Ecoclean GmbH in 1998
    • Responsible for industrial cleaning business worldwide
    • Managing Director of Ecoclean GmbH since 2013

    Bjørn E. Frivik

    Administrative Board UCM AG, Switzerland

    Since April 2017 Mr. Bjørn E. Frivik has been a member of the Administrative Board of UCM AG in Switzerland.

    • Born 1964 in Trondheim, Norway
    • Graduated from MSc Trondheim Norway (1990) and MIEM Milano, Italy (1991)
    • Since 1992, he has worked in various positions at Siemens (Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Building Technologies), PwC and Wema System AS (Automotive)
    • Foundation of Caprity Advisory AG in 2016 (strategy and M & A consulting)
    • Since April 2017 on the Administrative Board of UCM AG

    Roger Geißbühler

    Chief Operation Manager UCM AG, Switzerland

    Roger Geißbühler has been working as a Chief Operations Manager at UCM AG in Rheineck since August 2016.

    • Born in 19969 in Switzerland
    • In 1995 he successfully completed his studies in engineering engineering at the ZHAW Winterthur
    • 1998 to 1999 postgraduate degree as a software engineer at FHS St. Gallen
    • 2001 to 2002 Postgraduate degree as Diplomingenieuringenieur at the University of Zurich
    Management

    Environment & Quality

    Certificates

    In an effort to constantly improve and develop our processes, we regularly have the efficiency of our processes and management systems checked and certified.

    Quality Management

    UCM stands for excellence in product quality and reliability in the execution of our projects. Our quality is based on the consciententiousness of our staff combined with a positive working environment. This includes monitoring our products, operating procedures and processes with the aim of improving them. The implementation of our quality principles in production and project execution is governed by the UCM Standards and the UCM Quality Management System. 

    Environmental Management System

    UCM is a mechanical and plant engineering group and a global market leader. All members of staff at UCM comply with relevant environmental laws and requirements. These demonstrate how committed we are to adhering to the group's environmental and quality related principles:

    • Products are adapted as soon as possible to comply with changes in the legal framework (legal certainty)
    • Use of low emission products to minimize sound, air and water emissions
    • Resource saving products to minimize use of fresh and waste water, energy and materials
    • Making full use of recycling facilities
    • Keeping the amount of waste produced to a minimum
    Environment & Quality

    General Terms & Conditions

    General terms and conditions of purchase
    Below are the UCM general terms and conditions of purchase, delivery and installation.

    General Terms & Conditions