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Native name
Bresser GmbH
Founded 1957
Headquarters Rhede, North Rhine-Westphalia
Products telescope, microscope

The Bresser Corporation is a Germany-based manufacturer of binoculars, telescopes and microscopes.


Bresser GmbH was founded by Josef Bresser in 1957.[1] The company began by specializing in the import and distribution of binoculars.[2] Rolf Bresser sold his father's business in 1999 to the American company Meade Instruments in Irvine, California, the company operating under Meade Instruments Europe GmbH until 2009, when it was acquired by former owner Rolf Bresser, its general manager, Helmut Ebbert, and Chinese manufacturer Jinghua Optical Electronics Co., Ltd. (JOC).[3]

In 2005 the Bresser Messier Line of fine telescopes for the intermediate astronomy passionate was launched.[4] In the US the distribution firm Bresser LLC was founded in 2010.


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  2. ^ Karlheinz A. Rosenbauer (16 June 2003). Mikroskopische Präparate. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 12–. ISBN 978-3-928865-36-4. 
  3. ^ "Meade Instruments Corp. to be acquired by Jinghua Optics & Electronics". Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Orion (in German). 2008. p. 54. 

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