I'M DéKè 德克 Dirk


Engineer & Sales Executive located in Suzhou, China

Born in 1969 in Berlin-Charlottenburg and grown-up in Berlin-Tempelhof, I started my professional career in Metallographics & Material testing with a College Certificate, followed by scientific assistance work at the Technical University Berlin (TUB) in the field of micro-electronics (sensors & actuators). Right after, I studied and graduated as a Mechanical Engineer at the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (FUAS), Germany,  specialized in power engineering & metallurgical disciplines like Titanium-Aluminides (TiAl) for new high temperature applications - also subject of my engineering thesis in the field of high temperature applications.


More than 28 years in Multi-National-Companies (MNC) in engineering, logistics and commercial roles in regional and global responsibilities at project, executive management level for the automotive & aluminium industry gave me the insights to start a journey under my own flag, in founding a wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) in the way of a foreign direct investment (FDI) in China.


I am fascinated by China and its people for long time. When I came to mainland China in 2010 on my first business trip, I was initially traveling as a tourist to HongKong in 1994. Well HongKong changed, as well as China as such has changed allover since then and still does. I had to return regularly and most frequently. Mid of 2024, I will be living in Suzhou for 7 years in a row and start calling China my home, while I still return to Germany frequently.


URVALCO Suzhou Ltd. is a limited enterprise with a registered capital of 800,000 CNY. The company is located in Suzhou SND (Suzhou New District), one of the most vibrant parts of Suzhou in terms of industry and growth - having the new Science & Technology Town next to our location. Our office is located in the Maple Innovation Park, Tower A, 16 Floor.

Dirk Schneider, Dipl.-Ing. FH

Mechanical Engineering

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General Manager &

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