Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH in Bad Kreuznach and its subsidiaries generated revenue totaling 67.5 million euros in 2015, a slight improvement of around 0.5 % compared to the previous year. At the same time, the operating result was up to 1.5 million euros (+ 0.5 million euros compared to 2014). The group with locations in Germany, the USA and Asia aims to grow together more and increase its market proximity.
“We want to involve customers at a very early stage of development projects and create new products and innovations that are as close to the market as possible,” says Dr. Thomas Kessler, CEO of the Schneider Group.
To this end, the optical specialist is actively looking to establish partnerships with customers. At the same time, the company aims to strengthen the skills profiles of the individual locations as well as boosting interdisciplinary teamwork. Considerable growth potential is expected above all from industrial applications.
With its expertise in optics and precision mechanics, the Schneider Group develops and manufactures optical systems with high-precision resolution for film, photography and industry applications. It also produces optical and precision components. Schneider-Kreuznach’s Xenon FF-Prime lenses are a new series of lenses developed especially for full-frame sensors and 4K resolution. The individual lenses have a uniform design and create a unique “film look”. The series is currently being expanded with an 18-millimeter wide-angle lens.
About Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH
The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high-performance lenses for film and photography, cinema projection lenses, as well as industrial optics, filter systems and precision mechanics. The group comprises Jos. Schneider Optische Werke (Bad Kreuznach, Göttingen), founded in Bad Kreuznach in 1913, and its subsidiaries Pentacon (Dresden), Schneider-Optics (New York, Los Angeles), Schneider Asia Pacific (Hongkong) and Schneider Optical Technologies (Shenzhen). The company’s main brand is “Schneider-Kreuznach”.
It has around 620 employees worldwide, with 390 based in its German headquarters. For years now the group has been a world market leader in the area of high-performance lenses.
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