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Meet Michael Shao of Atosa Catering Equipment in Brea

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Shao.

Michael, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
We are the largest commercial refrigeration manufacturer in China. In the year of 2012, I was sent over to establish the American market.

We had a humble beginning with only 3 Employees and a 9,000 sq. ft. building. With the great product and even better customer services, we have gradually established 11 other distribution centers with totaling 800,000 sq. ft. throughout the United States. We have been upgrading our technology and expanding the lines for the past 5 years, and the brand name now is being highly recognized in this industry.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Never a smooth road. Customers initially had concerns about imported products and the capability to service the units.

So we have decided to offer some customer free samples to prove our quality, and we heavily stock the spare parts in order to make sure we can service the equipment immediately.

Please tell us about Atosa Catering Equipment.
We are the manufacturer, and we control the product quality, research and development and marketing. Atosa USA has established a nationwide distribution network of Commercial refrigeration, Gas equipment as well as smallwares.

Because we control the quality and service, we are able to offer the customers the great equipment and service. We have trained many of our own technicians to provide end users with technical support. A nationwide network allows us to ship the equipment next day.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I grew up watching Kobe Bryant basketball, he is my idol. The way he played inspires me. He is also one of the reason I chose the open my first branch in Southern California.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 1225 W. Imperial Highway, Ste B, Brea, CA92821
  • Website:
  • Phone: 909 595 2688
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