Our history

Three companies has a shared aim, which is to raise energy efficiency and achieve sustainable development globally by using alternative energy. The following are the most important milestones in the development history of our founders and partners.

1988: Foundation of Paradigma Energie- und Umwelttechnik
In order to overcome reliance on nuclear energy and find alternative and renewable energy sources Mr. Alfred T. Ritter (Chairman of the German chocolate company Ritter Sport) and Klaus Taafel established the Paradigma Energie- und Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG (Today: Paradigma Deutschland) in 1988——two years after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster (1986, Ukraine). In 1989, Paradigma entered the German market and set milestones with integration of gas and solar technology and improved components to provide heating

1994-1995: Foundation of Linuo Group and its glass tube production line
Jinan Sanwei Co,. Ltd., the predecessor of Linuo Group today, was established in the year 1994 by Mr. Gao Yuankun with pharmaceutical glass tube production as major business. The company then expanded its business to solar thermal industry in the following year by manufacturing borosilicate glass.

1998: Linuo Group found its second glass production base
To meet the huge market demand for solar thermal vacuum tube in China, Linuo Group found its second glass production base for both pharmaceutical glass and borosilicate glass in Henan Province in 1998.Later Linuo became the largest manufacture of glass tubes in China. 

2001: Foundation of the Sino-German joint venture Linuo Paradigma
The Sino-German joint venture Linuo Paradigma was founded in 2001 as a result of a strategic alliance between the Linuo Group, the largest manufacturer of glass tubes in China, and the Ritter Gruppe*, the German market leader of evacuated tube collectors. Linuo Paradigma, located in Jinan (China), later became a well-known trademark, being one of the China’s top brands for ecological energy systems and the most successful joint venture in the solar thermal market.
* formerly Paradigma Energie- und Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG

2010: Foundation of Linuo Ritter International
Linuo Ritter International Co. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linuo Paradigma, was found in 2010 to distribute the technologies from Linuo Paradigma to customers around the world.