ZhongDe Metal Group Co., Ltd. is the developer, investor and operating company behind Metal Eco City. More than 700 Chinese metal companies from the Jieyang region created an association in 2012 and put together an investment fund to launch the industrial park. The chairman is the Chinese businessman Wu Kedong.
ZhongDe Metal Group GmbH, an interface between German and Chinese businesses, was founded in Stuttgart at the beginning of 2015, with further offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Dresden. ZhongDe Metal Group GmbH provides support to German SMEs in the process of setting up in the MEC in Jieyang, offering them a risk-free and rapid route into the Chinese market. For Chinese companies, it offers access to the German market.
The Chairman of the Board of Management is Mike de Vries, and by his side is the Chinese Managing Director Lin Wenpei, as well as a 15-strong team of employees from Germany and China. The Supervisory Board of the subsidiary consists of high-profile figures from the German business world with important contacts in politics: Prof. Dieter Hundt (Chairman of the Supervisory Board), Honorary President of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations, Dr. Eric Schweitzer, President of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Pierre-Enric Steiger, the President of the Björn Steiger Foundation.