Zoz-GIC Center


Mechanical Alloying – High Energy Milling – Reactive Milling
Mechanical process engineering for Nanostructures


As in the entire life, self-adjusting and integration are rewarded also in the international business. Exceptions are in fact wanted highlights and point out the particular and the “not usual”. Economic growth requires infrastructure and infrastructure shall be covered by economic growth.

Exactly these rules and exactly this interaction are accommodated by the Zoz Centers.

Whenever it comes down to nanostructured materials and their manufacturing by high kinetic processing (HKP), Zoz GmbH as the core-company of Zoz Group can be indicated as the global player.

The proceeding distribution and propagation of Zoz-equipment in the entire world requires more and more not only simple subsidiaries or commercial agencies but service centers that next to Zoz-technology also supply competence in materials science and engineering locally.

In general, as for any development, innovation or improvement, also materials design makes most sense, if the achievements are scattered as broadly as possible and can be applied in large scale with sustained success. Then, because of quantities, the commodity flows have to be taken into account. Materials shall be manufactured where they are required which is valid in any case if the raw materials are available locally as well. This saves energy and logistics and contributes at high efficiency to the preservation of our planet.

In return, such scattering in particular beyond cultural barriers, can supply an enrichment not only of ideas and perspective but also down to earth can contribute to a locally opportunistic business understanding.


  • Bilateral Agreement at ZTC, Olpe, Germany, December 2015
  • joint OZ-16, cement in China, (MOHURD) Wenden, Germany, March 2016
  • Delegation to Changzhou & Shanghai, April 2016
  • official opening Zoz-GIC Center, Changzhou, May 17, 2016
  • OZ-Workshop 2016 at GIC, Changzhou, May 17-18, 2016


As highlights, taking local market requirement into account, all Zoz-Centers transfer particular up to date and highly potential attempts of Zoz Group in the area of innovative materials design.At present these are:

  • High Performance Cement by super-activation, particularly FuturZement (FutureCement) resulting into FuturBeton (FutureConcrete) with 3x higher compressive strength, high early strength, substantially higher durability, enormous CO2-emission savings at superior economics.
  • Anti-corrosive Paint based on Zinc-Flake that can be manufactured in a super-fast and in this case also very cost effective process by HEM and can insitu be alloyed, e. g. black zinc-flakes, Zn-Al, Zn-Ni etc.
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  • Super-Light-Weight materials, particularly Zentallium® (Al-CNT composite) and affiliated materials.
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  • Manufacturing process and equipment for Li-Ion-Battery electrode materials of the 3rd generation (cathode + anode, ZoLiBat®)
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  • Hydrogen-Storage Technology, nanostructured solid state absorber materials (e. g. Hydrolium®), tank-systems (H2Tank2Go®) and „Power to Gas to Fuel“ (P2G2F®, P2H®)
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about the Center

The goal of the Zoz-GIC Center is to promote Zoz technology and business as well as to support the entire Zoz Group in China and to develop advanced and most frequently nanostructured materials on site. Additionally a small scale manufacturing of the same is offered which is oriented in the range of several kilos upto a few hundred kilos per month. This all is done since the opening and in close cooperation with the University of California, Berkeley.

The Zoz-GIC Center focuses on:

  • Mechanical Alloying
  • High Energy Milling
  • Reactive Milling

and additionally provides:

  • common compaction and consolidation as well as HIP, MIM, CIM and SPS
  • Plasma Coating Techniques
  • materials characterization, SEM, TEM, BET, laser diffraction etc.

by utilizing Zoz global infrastructure and by means of close co-operation with local universities in order to offer solutions in materials science and process engineering in applications like nanocrystalline& amorphous materials, ODS, MMC, MCC, CCC as well as M/C-Polymer compounds in the field of advanced materials for industry, life, energy and nature-saving.

why right here ?

Also for high-performance materials and technology and hence for us, China is an important market with enormous future potential. Thus already in 1999, we have provided the first smaller plants to China, the first industrial plant followed in 2007. At the beginning, facing a quite high cultural and language barrier, the local market presence in China turned out to be very difficult for us and has been covered over the years with a small liaison office. Due to globalization, the world is not only becoming “smaller” but also more transparent and as at Zoz e.g. Chinese colleagues belong to the pleasant daily schedule, bilateral relations and institutions have been established.

And so for us of particular importance is the German Innovation Center, established in Changzhou in China as well as in Dusseldorf in Germany. GIC is a Sino-German joint venture, making our technology bridge in the Chinese market.

organization and structure

The Zoz-GIC Center is an independent activity inside Zoz Group representing all Zoz products and services in the Center’s hemisphere. This predominantly for Zoz GmbH which guides to advanced materials and their processing and manufacturing.

contact and location:

German Innovation Center
Rm. 501, Bd. C
TianAn Cyber Park,
Chang Wu Nan Road No. 588
21300 Changzhou


contact persons – we on site

Zhou.jpgDr. Xiang-Qian Zhou
CEO, German Innovation Center
Jiangsu Sino-German Innovation Center Co., Ltd
Changzhou, China Rm. 501, Bd. C
TianAn Cyber Park,
Chang Wu Nan Road No. 588
P.R. China - Changzhou 213000
Lind.jpgThorsten Lind
Project Manager, Germany Innovation Center
Jiangsu Sino-German Innovation Center Co., Ltd
Grafenberger Allee 277-287
D-40237 Düsseldorf
Zhou.jpgMr. Aibin Qian
Deputy Managing Director, Project Manager
GIC - Jiangsu Sino-German Innovation Center Co., Ltd
Changzhou, China TianAn Cyber Park
Chang Wu Nan Road No. 588
P.R. China - Changzhou 213000

How to find, travel & accommodation:

If you visit us from outside of China, you arrive at the „Shanghai Pudong International Airport (上海浦东国际机场)“ and may take a taxi to the „Shanghai HongQiao Railway Station (上海虹桥)“. From there the trains take you to „Changzhou Main Station (常州火车总站)“ (trains D3046 or D3058/D3055). From there you take a taxi to the German Innovation Centers in TianAn Cyber Park, Chang Wu Nan Road (常州天安数码城588号) or to the Shangri-La Hotel, Xihu Road No. 2 (香格里拉酒店2号). Distance is about 230 km, transfer-time about 2:30 h.

Alternatively, the Nanjing International Airport at a distance of only 80 km with a commuter time of about 80 min but less flight connections does offer a closer hub.

If you visit us domestic, you arrive at Changzhou Benniu Airport which is about 40 km from the Zoz-GIC center. Transfer time is about 40 min at excellent connections.

If you need to stay overnight, we can most frequently offer a cost-effective rate at the 5-star “Shangri-La Hotel Changzhou“, which is only 300 m away or alternatively in the “Sheraton Changzhou Wujin Hotel”, which is 500m away. In any case Zoz Travel will help you with all kind of travel, local transportation and booking services. Please contact Zoz Travel at travel@zoz.de

Shangri-La Hotel Changzhou
2 Xihu Road, Wujin Hi-Tech Industrial Park,
Changzhou 213164
P.R. China
Tel +86-519-6889-8888
Mail slcz@shangri-la.com


Sheraton Changzhou Wujin Hotel
No. 1 West Yanzheng Avenue, Wujin District,
Changzhou 213168
P.R. China
Tel +86-519-6996-8888