SCHNEIDER Group acquires ISCO – strengthening its position in the world market
“Our aim is a collaborative combining of strengths, and we see ourselves well positioned for continued growth in the digital projection market”, declares Dr. Josef Staub, CEO of Schneider Group. ISCO is equally optimistic about the future. “We look forward to having the optics specialist Schneider-Kreuznach as a partner”, says Hans-Joachim Manus, CEO of ISCO Precision Optics. “This reinforces our longevity on the market.”
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 620 employees worldwide, with 330 based in its German headquarters. For years now the group has been a world market leader in the area of high-performance lenses.