|Traded as||FWB: JEN|
|Key people||Michael Mertin (President and CEO), Rudolf Humer (Chairman of the supervisory board)|
|Services||Lasers and laser systems, precision lenses and optical components, metrology systems, traffic enforcement cameras, electric motors, generators, power supply units, optical sensors|
|Revenue||€585 million (2012)|
|Employees||3,270 (end 2012)|
Jenoptik is an optoelectronics group headquartered in Jena, Thuringia, Germany and a descendant of the pre-war Zeiss company. The business with manufacturing and representation worldwide is divided into five divisions: Optical Systems, Lasers & Material Processing, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.
Jenoptik divides its activities into five divisions: Optical Systems, Lasers & Material Processing, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense, and Civil Systems. Its customers around the world mainly include companies in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry, automotive and automotive supplier industry, medical technology, security and defense technology as well as the aviation industry.
Jenoptik has around 3,000 employees and in 2011 generated sales of approximately 540 million Euros (preliminary). The Group was created in 1991 out of JENOPTIK Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH. Since June 1998 JENOPTIK AG has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and is included in the TecDAX index. The Jenoptik Group headquarters are in Jena, with additional major sites in Germany located in Wedel near Hamburg, Monheim and Ratingen near Düsseldorf, Villingen-Schwenningen, Triptis, the Bavarian town of Altenstadt, and Essen. Outside Germany Jenoptik is represented in nearly 70 countries and has production sites in the USA, France and Switzerland as well as shareholdings in India, China, Korea and Japan. Dr. Michael Mertin has been the Chairman of the Executive Board of Jenoptik AG since July 1, 2007, and is responsible for the entire operational business as well as for the areas of strategy and innovations, auditing, data protection, communication and marketing, IT, quality and processes and, as Human Resources Director, for personnel.
The group can trace its heritage back to the original Carl Zeiss AG company, founded in Jena in 1846. Following World War II, the East German authorities established the state-owned Kombinat VEB Zeiss Jena, while the main Zeiss company had hastily relocated to West Germany. Following German reunification, VEB Zeiss Jena became Zeiss Jena GmbH. The company then sold its microscopy division and other optical divisions to Carl Zeiss AG. The remainder of Zeiss Jena GmbH continued as JENOPTIK Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH, specializing in the areas of photonics, optoelectronics, and mechatronics. The name was shortened to Jenoptik GmbH and 1996 was changed into Jenoptik AG. The JENOPTIK trademark is owned by Jenoptik AG. Jenoptik is regarded as one of the few companies descended from an East German state-owned enterprise to be successful in the post-Reunification era.
Group structure and business activities
Lasers & Material Processing division
- Individual epitaxial layer structures on wafers
- High-quality lasers bars & single emitters
- Reliable high-power diode lasers
- Innovative solid-state lasers (e.g. disk lasers, fiber lasers)
- Pulsed and cw high-power laser systems
Laser processing systems:
- for cutting, welding and perforating of plastics, metals, glass, ceramics and semiconductor materials
- for processing – structuring, deletion, separation, drilling and doping – of solar cells
Optical Systems division
- Optomechanical and optoelectronic systems, modules and assemblies
- Complex coated optical components, aspheres, filters, cylinder lenses
- Diffractive and refractive optical components, micro-optical systems
- Camera systems and components for digital microscopy
- Photo diodes, LEDs and color sensors
JENOPTIK Optical Systems is the North American subsidiary of Jenoptik’s Optical Systems division. JENOPTIK Optical System has around 125 employees in Alabama, Massachusetts, and Florida with the capabilities to design, fabricate and test complex lens assemblies, diffractive optics, infrared cameras, microscope cameras and projection systems. JOSI is ITAR compliant and ISO certified.
Industrial Metrology division
- High-precision gauging devices and machines
- roughness, contour and form measurement
- optical shaft measurement and surface inspection
- dimensional measurement technology
- in- and post-process
- statistical process control (SPC), final inspection and metrology room
- customer-specific application
Traffic Solutions division
- Systems and components (OEM components, cameras, radar-based and laser-based sensors, classificators)
- Modular systems for traffic monitoring (red light, speed, car classification)
- Service (service providing models, outsourcing solutions, consultation)
Defense & Civil Systems division
- Electro-mechanical systems for use in aviation (transport systems, lifts, rescue hoists)
- Electrical energy generation and distribution systems
- Mechatronic stabilization systems
- Laser sensors / infrared technology
- Production of radomes and service of AWACS rotodomes for military aircraft
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