Business News | Jul 29, 2010

Schneider Kreuznach Enters the Market for LED Technology

Schneider-Kreuznach is expanding its expertise in the area of optics to include LED illumination. In keeping with its high standards, the company is looking to design and produce customized solutions combining new levels of precision and brightness for demanding tasks. Currently, applications in the area of machine vision, medical technology and semi-conductor technology are in the pipeline. “We have already received several inquiries and are planning to offer LED illumination systems that fully capture the potential of our high-precision photographic lenses,” said Dr. Josef Staub, CEO of the Schneider Group.
The company’s product designers are exploring new ways of overcoming mechanical and thermal hurdles. The aim is to increase the level of efficiency so that a higher performance can be achieved with fewer LED. In addition to the visible range, there are plans for UV and infrared applications. The first products are expected to come onto the market in the course of the year.
About Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH:
The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high-performance photographic lenses, cinema projection lenses, as well as industrial optics and precision mechanics. The group comprises Jos. Schneider Optische Werke, founded in Bad Kreuznach in 1913, and its subsidiaries Pentacon (Dresden), B+W Filterfabrik (ISCO) (Göttingen), Schneider-Optics (New York, Los Angeles), Schneider Bando (Seoul), Schneider Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) and Schneider Optical Technologies (Shenzhen). The company’s main brand is “Schneider-Kreuznach”. It has around 640 employees worldwide, with 335 based in its German headquarters. For years now the group has been a world market leader in the area of high-performance lenses.