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.

UCM AG - Rheineck (CH)

UCM AG - Rheineck (CH)

UCM AG - Rheineck (CH)

UCM AG - Rheineck (CH)

UCM AG - Rheineck (CH)

Intro Text


Through the course of time…

  • 2024

    Synergy for Strength: Merger of Ecoclean India and Mhitraa Engineering.

    The SBS Ecoclean Group concentrates its resources and expertise in India. Together in one location, Mhitraa and Ecoclean India strengthen the Group's position in the country and create more opportunities for growth and innovation. This merger enhances customer experience and satisfaction through a unified approach in India.

  • 2023

    SBS Ecoclean Group proactive response the transformative changes in various industries.

    Ecoclean is diversifying its solutions portfolio to address emerging needs such as those related to energy transition, sustainability, and technological advancements. In particular, Ecoclean is expanding its offerings in industrial component cleaning, surface treatment and automation to meet the specific requirements of high-tech and high-purity industries as well as medical technology. In addition, Ecoclean's collaboration with the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) since 2023 marks a significant step toward sustainable energy solutions. Through these initiatives, the Group is staying ahead of industry changes and addressing future challenges and megatrends.

  • 2023

    The next chapter begins: Inauguration of new plant in Pune!

    In a move to expand its operations and enhance production efficiency, Ecoclean India has shifted its office and factory to a new location in Bhosari, Pune. The state-of-the-art facility boasts cutting-edge technology and modern amenities, positioning the company for continued growth and success. The new facility spans over 22,000 square feet and includes advanced equipment for industrial parts cleaning, ultrasonic cleaning and surface treatment solutions. More at www.ecoclean-india.com

  • 2021

    Conclusion of Carve-Out Process: Journey Completed, new chapter in our history begins.

    In November 2021, Shenyang Blue Silver Group (SBS) announces the successful conclusion of the carve-out process, which is officially closed. With the closure the SBS Ecoclean Group has successfully taken full control of the parts cleaning businesses acquired in 2017. Our independent operation is a milestone that not only strengthens our market position, but also opens new opportunities for growth, internationalization, and diversification. Going forward, we remain committed to driving excellence, fostering innovation, and delivering value to our customers.


  • 2020

    Ecoclean launches its new service app which optimizes communication for its customers worldwide. Simple, fast and direct way to customer services. Whether it’s a question about a maintenance job, a technical problem or a spare part that’s needed – the new service app for IOS and Android makes it easy to contact the Service team directly at the relevant Ecoclean branch. The two-way real-time connection via chat function and video telephony with live image transmission allows problems to be solved both quickly and efficiently


  • 2020

    UCMSmartLine, the new highly flexible, modular ultrasonic precision cleaning system. In numerous industries and markets, companies are faced with increasing demands regarding the cleanliness of their parts. These can often only be met with precision cleaning processes tailored to requirements. For such applications, UCM has developed the new, cost-efficient ultrasonic cleaning series UCMSmartLine. Based on standardized modules, it includes integrated electrical and control systems for cleaning, rinsing, drying, loading and unloading processes, as well as a versatile transport system. The modules can be configured to create customized extendable systems for preliminary, intermediate and final cleaning.


  • 2018

    Established as ONE Group
    The SBS Ecoclean Group finalized the carve-out process of integrating 100% of the Industrial Parts Cleaning & Surface Processing business unities. The Group employs a workforce of around 900 at its 12 sites in nine countries worldwide, including two Centers of Competence in Germany – Monschau and Filderstadt. Global for global – local for local: The brand Ecoclean stands worldwide for Parts Cleaning Solutions & Surface Processing. UCM is the trusted established brand and provider of aqueous fine and ultra-fine cleaning. With Mhitraa, our subsidiary in Chennai (India), the SBS Ecoclean Group shows its flexibility to act as global provider of high-technology, as well as a local provider according to broad knowledge of local specifications and customer needs.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1996

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


Mission & Vision

For a reliable and successful future…

Ecoclean Vision Statement

Our Vision

  • We are the global leader in industrial cleaning technology and surface processing.
  • Focused on our customer’s needs, we are inspired by technology and driven by innovation.
  • Our products and services are benchmark.

Ecoclean Mission Statement

Our Mission

  • We act long-term orientated for sustainable partnership with customers and suppliers.
  • We invest in innovation to support our customers to succeed.
  • We ensure production efficiency through the quality of our products and services.
  • We expand our global presence constantly.

Ecoclean Values Statement

Our Values

  • We stand for an open-minded culture, which appreciates diversity and creativity.
  • We think and act as an entrepreneur.
  • We work solution-oriented, sustainable and trustworthy.
  • We care about social and environmental responsibilities.

Mission & Vision


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 Finance and Control related aspects of the Group as well as Group Compliance, HR/Organization and Group IT. With effect from April 17, 2023, Dr. Zhisen Yu has been appointed to the company management as commercial managing director of Ecoclean GmbH. Additionally, with effect from October 13, 2023, he was nominated as Managing Director of SBS Ecoclean GmbH (Headquarters of the SBS Ecoclean Group). 

  • 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
  • Member of the Management Board of Ecoclean GmbH, Germany
  • Managing Director of SBS Ecoclean GmbH, Germany

Michael Förster

Administrative Board UCM AG, Switzerland

Michael Förster has been with Ecoclean for more than 30 years. In November 2010 he took over the position as Chairman of the Board of Management of today’s Ecoclean GmbH.  Michael Förster is in charge has been in charge of the automotive business of the Ecoclean Group in Europe and Asia and responsible for Precision Cleaning and Surface Processing worldwide.

  • Born in 1962 in Belgium
  • Joined Ecoclean GmbH Monschau in 1987
  • Chairman of the Board of Management of Ecoclean GmbH, Germany since 2010
  • President of Ecoclean Technologies SAS in France, Managing Director of Ecoclean Technologies spol. s.r.o. in the Czech Republic, Member of the Supervisory Board of UCM AG in Switzerland

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

Marion Tornes

Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer UCM AG

Marion Tornes has been Chief Financial Officer of UCM AG since 2019 and took over the position of Managing Director on April 1, 2023.

  • Born 1962 in Canada
  • After studying business administration at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, she held various financial positions in international corporations in the IT industry
  • Joined UCM AG as CFO and member of the Management Team in 2019



Environment & Quality


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
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