Covertex membranes (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. provides advanced engineering, design manufacturing and construction services in the field of membrane structures. Using materials such as ETFE, PTFE, PVDF/PVC and others, Covertex designs, produces and installs iconic membrane structures for government and private-sector in a wide array of industries, including infrastructure, commercial, sports and entertainment markets. Covertex was established at the beginning of 2004 in Shanghai, China and introduced advanced technology and management expertise in the booming China market. Since July 2015 it is a German owned business entity, held by PFEIFER Seil- und Hebetechnik GmbH, the world’s leading company for complex structures. PFEIFERs well known expertise in steel, cable, glass and movable structures is now completed by the integration of Covertex. Thus, this global portfolio starting from design, engineering, fabrication, installation up to maintenance is now provided from a single source – a unique service to the construction business worldwide! PFEIFER Covertex will continue to actively improve and develop new membrane technologies in close cooperation with innovative architects, high performance material suppliers and certified research institutes. With a capacity of about 500.000 m² per year will be a leading manufacturer in the membrane structure field.
  • Competences
    Benefit from our complete services: We offer a complete range of business activities from initial planning right up to the final installation of the structure. This seamless range provides a single interface between the client, and ourselves during project execution. Moreover, it enables us to work both as a reliable and a highly efficient partner. We supply complete range of high-tech membranes solutions and innovatory ETFE structures. Within this technology we create vibrant architectural sculptures of dynamic shapes, most elegant and load-bearing structures; a spectacular synthesis of form and function which engenders unique and fascinating architecture.

    Key facts:

    • Fabrication Area: 2.400 m² (Temperature and humidity controlled environment)
    • Aluminum work shop
    • Wooden fabrication
    • Internal lab
    • Automatic/computerized Cutting Machine
    • high performance HF-Welding machines
    • FIAB HF welding machine from Europe, 20 m long.
    • PTFE-Glass fibre Welding machines imported from Germany
    • 5 ETFE Welding machines
    • movable machines for details





    Project Management


  • Awards
    Frequent winner of excellence and outstanding achievement awards (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014)
    Luban Award for bird’s nest 2008
    The Seventh Comprehensive Silver Award for Suzhou SIP 2011
    The Eighth Design Silver Award for Guanzhou Railway Station 2013
  • Memberships
    IFAI membership since 2009, member of China Spatial Structure Association
  • Certificates

    ISO 9001:2015 assessed quality management system

    Class 3 Special Contractor for Steel Structure and Owner of Safe Production Permit

    China Spatial Structure Association Certified Class 1 Contractor for Design, Engineering, and Construction of Membrane Structure

    Safety Production license

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