Jenoptik joint venture in Israel receives first volume order after its formation

Joint venture JENOPTIK OptiSys Ltd. to assemble and test medical imaging systems for preventive diagnostics for key player in ophthalmologic instrumentation systems

Jena, (PresseBox) - Jenoptik's Optical Systems division and Dagesh F.K., Ltd. jointly announce that their joint venture JENOPTIK OptiSys Ltd. has won a first volume order for assembly and test of medical imaging systems for preventive diagnostics from an international leader in ophthalmologic medical instrumentation after successfully completing shipment of a qualifying prototype series. The assembly and test work will be performed in the facility of Jenoptik OptiSys in northern Israel.

"This volume order was received earlier than expected after the formation of the joint venture in 2009 and was a consistent step along our internationalization strategy. It is therefore a major milestone proving the concept to provide module and system level solutions to hightech customers in Israel with the benefit of being close to customers as a local partner" said Dr. Dirk Rothweiler, Executive Vice President of Jenoptik's Optical Systems division.

Kobi Franken, chairman of Dagesh F.K. added: "We are delighted that we could prove our assembly and testing capabilities to a key player in medical instrumentation, and we are ready to deliver the high volume our customer expects after the ongoing market launch of this innovative medical instrument."

About Jenoptik OptiSys

JENOPTIK OptiSys Ltd., was founded in 2009 by Jenoptik's Optical Systems division and Dagesh F.K. Ltd. The joint venture combines the experience of Dagesh in the field of mechanical production, module development and design with comprehensive expertise of Jenoptik's Optical Systems division in optical and mechanics design, optical measurement, testing technology and system integration. As a local systems company, JENOPTIK OptiSys Ltd. supports customers from the semiconductor manufacturing, defence & security and life sciences industries in Israel with designing, assembling and testing complete integrated optomechanical modules and systems.

About Dagesh

Dagesh F.K. Ltd. is a leading supplier of mechanical precision components and integrated turn key solutions. Dagesh F.K. Ltd. was established in 1994 and is privately owned 100% by Mr. Kobi Franken, a leading expert at the field of advanced metal machining technology.

The company presents a state of the art metal machining knowhow and infrastructure, with 4 and 5 axis CNC machining centres robot operated, conventional equipment, class 100 and class 1000 clean room environments for assembly and CNC controlled measuring systems for tight quality control. The ISO 9000 - 2000 and ISO 13485 qualified company employs 150 personnel. Among Dagesh customers are world class semiconductor equipment manufacturers, most of the Israeli Air Industry subcompanies and leading medical equipment companies.

Etrog Engineering Ltd., a subsidiary fully owned by Dagesh, provides customerspecific optomechanical and electromechanical design projects and completes the comprehensive service portfolio of Dagesh.


With its Optical Systems division the Jenoptik Group is one of the few manufacturers in the world to produce precision optics and systems designed to meet the highest quality standards.

Besides optomechanical and optoelectronical systems, modules and assemblies the Optical Systems division is a development and production partner for optical, microoptical and coated optical components - made of optical glasses, IR materials as well as polymers.

It possesses outstanding expertise in the development and manufacture of optics and microoptics for beam shaping used in the semiconductor industry and laser material processing. The product portfolio also includes systems and components for life sciences as well as lighting & energy applications, modules and system solutions for digital image capture and processing as well as cameras for digital microscopy.

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