The Ginho Europe team will be at the following shows as visitors, so do let us know if you are planning to attend:


22nd – 26th – August – 2022 – Frankfurt


Automechanika Frankfurt
13th – 17th – September 2022 – Frankfurt


IAA Hannover
20th – 25th – September 2022 – Hannover


Stainless Steel World Conference & Exhibition
27th – 29th – September 2022 – Maastricht


Al Expo (Aluminium)
27th – 29th September 2022 – Dusseldorf


11th – 13th – October 2022 – Wolfsburg


Zero Emission Mediterranean
12th – 14th October 2022 – Rome


Hydrogen Technology
19th – 20th October 2022 – Bremen


Global Automotive Components & Suppliers
8th – 10th – November 2022 – Stuttgart


London EV Show
29th Nov – 1st Dec 2022 – London

Matthias Klasen

Ginho Europe’s German team is led by vice general manager Matthias Klasen, who speaks Mandarin as well as English, French and German and has over 12 years’ experience of the automotive market – having worked for Mercedes, BMW and Continental, as well as Lufthansa.

Born in France, Matthias spent much of his childhood in Beijing. Then in 2010, he moved to Germany to do his apprenticeship in logistics and after that a Bachelor’s degree in logistics management. In 2017, Matthias moved to Ohio in the US to complete his MBA, and now he lives in Frankfurt.

Having joined Ginho last August, Matthias works closely with his commercial manager Sven Eckert, administrator Julian Schulte and other European colleagues who provide quality control, logistics and finance support. The team in Germany is currently thriving on the back of high demand for Ginho products. Matthias says: “We work really closely with our Ginho Europe colleagues, providing customers with a seamless service across the territories to the highest possible standard. Indeed, being very collaborative makes us really productive as a group.”

Ginho Germany sponsors a local football team who have just secured promotion.

Looking ahead, Matthias’s priorities are to capitalise on the areas of market growth and the potential for new technological innovation around combustion engines, for example. He comments: “It is interesting to witness projects involving hydrogen powered cars and trucks, because you don’t need to change the existing infrastructure on a big scale. This is a very interesting area for Ginho Europe.”

To find out more about Ginho’s operation in Germany, please email [email protected].


More and more customers are benefitting from Ginho engineers’ ability to optimise technology, optimise process and optimise costs – which are the essential principles of Value Added Value Engineering (VAVE).

VAVE is a very exciting part of Ginho Europe’s service because it is not only something that is explored at the start of a contract. Indeed, many customers are gaining advantage from VAVE initiatives mid-contract. “Circumstances may well have changed two years into a seven year contract,” explains European business development manager Stuart Lowe, “so there could be an opportunity for our team of engineers to look at how a process could be simplified, or two components combined into one, or the casting process re-specified. And if the result is a saving on cost, this will be passed on to the customer. What’s not to like?!”

With a team of 150 engineers on board, Team Ginho has a wealth of expertise, experience and sheer brain power to explore what is possible.

Stuart adds: “Of course, VAVE principles will be applied at launch stage, but we believe that VAVE is much more than that. Typically, it has been needed because of a predicted shortage of a particular material or an increase in the price. But these days engineers will also be looking for other benefits – a lighter solution, a quieter solution, lower emissions, easier assembly, less wear or longer life.

“We like to work with our customers very much as a partnership. We are in it for the long-term. And if we can add value at any stage, this has to be good for everyone. And that work ethic runs throughout the Ginho organisation.”

The Ginho Group provides VAVE solutions for a number of major global brands. To find out how the team could help your business, please email [email protected].