Swissoptic AG is a subsidiary of the Berliner Glas group and stands for globally accepted quality and the highest precision in the world of optics.
We develop and produce a broad range of coated precision-optical components, assemblies and systems. We are your competent partner along the entire process chain from concept through to series production.
The company at a glance:
|Production area:||9.000 m² (Heerbrugg/ Switzerland)|
|Employees:||270 + 20 trainees|
|Export area:||Europe, Asia, USA|
|General Manager:||Herbert Stüttler|
SwissOptic (Wuhan) Co. Ltd.
|Production area:||1.700 m² (Wuhan/ China)|
|Export area:||Asia, Europe|
|General Manager:||Christian Drapal|
Berliner Glas Group – US Sales Office
Photonics & Systems
|Berlin site (D)
Production area: 27,500 m²
Schwäbisch Hall site (D)
|Heerbrugg site (CH)
Employees: 270 + 20 trainees
Production area: 9,000 m²
|Wuhan site (China)
Production area: 1,700 m²
Management SwissOptic AG
Herbert Stüttler (General Manager)
Engineer, 20+ years experience in international management and in the global medical device industry
Management Team SwissOptic AG (Wuhan) Co. Ltd.
Xiaolan (Conny) Qu (Managing Director)
Engineer, 18 years of experience in the multinational environment
Christian Drapal (General Manager)
Engineer in mechatronics and optics, M.Sc., 15 years experience in the optical industry
Decades of recognized know-how in precision optics don't come by chance
|1920ies – the nucleus of the precision mechanics and optics workshops.
1923: Development, production and delivery of the first opto-mechanical theodolites
1921: Foundation of the firm of 'Heinrich Wild, Werkstätte für Feinmechanik und Optik' with a production plant in the commune of Balgach, Switzerland
Until 1954 – Development of the global brand WILD.
The range of products grows: the precision measuring instruments are joined by photogrammetry analysis units, telemeters, high-performance microscopes as well as aerial cameras.
The number of employees rises to more than 1,500.
1954: Change of name to 'WILD Heerbrugg AG, Werke für Optik und Feinmechanik'
1985: Takeover of the German firm of Ernst Leitz GmbH, Wetzlar (which also includes the LEICA brand)
1986/87: Foundation of the WILD LEITZ group
1987: The complete optics production moves to the newly built optics factory in Heerbrugg
Up to 1990 - The LEICA group develops.
1988: Takeover of Kern & Co AG Aarau, Switzerland
1990: Development of the world's first opto-electronic digital leveling instrument, the NA2000
1990: Group renamed 'Leica'
Fusion with the English firm of Cambridge Instruments Company Plc.
SwissOptic AG founded as spin-off from the optics factory of Leica AG Heerbrugg
2001/2004 - Berliner Glas and SwissOptic: Taking the lead through synergy.
2001: The Berliner Glas KGaA takes over 75% of the share capital of SwissOptic AG.
2004: 100% takeover of SwissOptic AG by Berliner Glas KGaA
The team today: