Riber, a maker of MBE systems headquartered in Bezons, France, announced the opening of its 100% owned subsidiary (WOFE – Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise), Riber Semiconductor Technology Shanghai. The subsidiary opening comes after the company’s have sucessfully operated in China for more than 30 years. According to Riber, its new subsidiary, which is located in the Baoshan district of Shanghai, will strengthen its presence in the Chinese market and give Chinese customers with commercial services, access to in-house sales services and on-site maintenance solutions.
According to the company, the maintenance solutions will be completed with an extensive inventory of spares parts and accessories. The subsidiary will offer services to RIBER customers base for both MBE and evaporators. So far, Riber has 21 MBE customers in China, including 6 industrial customers, for an installed base of 48 MBE systems of which
8 are volume production systems. The company claims that its systems are the largest installed MBE base in China representing a market share of more than 75%.
Additionally, the company claims that already more than a 1,000’s of its evaporators are installed at 4 customers fabricating OLEDs and solar cells. Riber also says that the opening of the subsidiary is an essential strategic step to bring Riber closer to its customers and to seize the opportunities for growth in Chinese MBE and evaporators markets.