The Schunk Group is investing in the optical machinery manufacturer OptoTech and taking over a total of 51 percent of the company shares.
OptoTech manufactures and markets machinery, services, measurement technology and coating systems as well as software, spare parts and consumables for the optical industry in Germany and abroad. The company was founded in 1985 and has its largest location in Wettenberg, Germany. Further sites are in Jena, Bellach (Switzerland), Milan, Hong Kong, Mumbai as well as Palm and Germantown (USA). OptoTech employs around 250 staff altogether.
A technological leader among optical machinery manufacturers
Dr. Arno Roth, CEO of the Schunk Group, describes the reasons for the investment: “In terms of technology, OptoTech is a very interesting company. It is a really good fit for the technology group Schunk due to its position as one of the technological and process engineering world market leaders in optical machinery manufacturing.” In addition, the optics industry is a growth market that offers Schunk further growth opportunities by investing in OptoTech. “Our investment is also intended to give the economy of the Middle Hesse region a further boost,” says Dr. Roth.
Growth opportunities for OptoTech
“With the world’s most comprehensive product portfolio, OptoTech serves all manufacturing sectors from supermicro, micro, and macro to plano-optics and ophthalmic lenses,” explains graduate engineer Roland Mandler, founder and Managing Director of OptoTech. “OptoTech always offers complete production lines, from generating, to edging/centering and polishing, right down to measuring. Schunk's investment puts OptoTech in a good starting position for further global growth and long-term development. Our customers will also profit from this.”
Independent division of Schunk
OptoTech will remain its own business unit and brand within the Schunk Group, and the manufacturing of optics machinery will be developed sustainably.