Berliner Glas Group - OEM Partner in Photonics

Berliner Glas Group.

Your Partner for OEM Solutions.

The Berliner Glas Group develops and produces at five locations in Germany, Switzerland and China for the light-using industry: As an owner-managed company, we can plan independently and offer our customers worldwide tailor-made solutions of the highest quality.

 

Over the past years the Berliner Glas group has grown to over 1,200 employees. And we continue to trust in healthy growth in an innovative environment.

 

We are one of the world’s leading providers of optical key components, assemblies and systems as well as high-quality refined technical glass, e. g. for touch applications.

The Berliner Glas Group at a glance

Mission

The Berliner Glas Group plays a leading role in selected market segments. This forms the basis for further growth and a sustainable increase in value. Companies who make technically demanding products that use light value the Berliner Glas Group as a preferred partner. With our understanding of optical systems and optical production technology, we develop, produce and integrate optics, mechanics and electronics into innovative system solutions for our customers.

 

We make a key contribution to the competitive strength of our customers, actively search for growth opportunities and are interested in long-term partnerships with our customers.

 

This is why we concentrate our activities on creating optimal conditions and requirements (structure and processes, employees) as well as on continuously improving the three so-called “key factors for excellence”:

consistent orientation towards key customers and their applications, excellent design and development as well as excellent manufacturing and procurement.

 

The companies in the Berliner Glas Group are organized in business fields with a clear focus on the respective market that are characterized by flat hierarchies and a high level of specialization. Every business division has its own sales, development and production/assembly department. This is the only way to ensure that we not only devote all our energy to concentrating on our customers but also know our customers' customers – in short: are at home in the market. Because only thus can we live up to our mission and contribute to our customers' competitive position.

 

 

Berliner-Glas-Group - from Concept to Volume Production

Key data

Berliner Glas

Production area:27.500 m² (Berlin, Germany)
Employees*:730
Export area:Europe, Asia, USA
General Manager:       Dr. Herbert Kubatz, Dr. Andreas Nitze, David Schwem

 

Berliner Glas Technical Glass

Production area:

 


8.500 m² (Schwäbisch Hall, Germany)

4.800 m² (Syrgenstein, Germany)

Employees*:


102 (Schwäbisch Hall, Germany)

34 (Syrgenstein, Germany)

Export area:Europe, Asia, USA
General Manager:       

Dr. Andreas Nitze, David Schwem

 

SwissOptic AG

Production area:9.000 m² (Heerbrugg, Switzerland)
Employees*:272
Export area:Europe, Asia, USA
General Manager:       Herbert Stüttler


SwissOptic (Wuhan) Co. Ltd.

Production area:1.700 m² (Wuhan, China)
Employees*:114
Export area:Asia, Europe
General Manager:       Christian Drapal

 

Berliner Glas Group – US Sales Office

Location:

California (USA)
 

Sales Contact Kevin Liddane

Photonics & Optical Systems

 

(* Status June 30, 2017)
Locations

The Berliner Glas Group develops and produces at five locations in Germany, Switzerland and China for the light-using industry. As an owner-managed company, we can plan independently and offer our customers worldwide tailor-made solutions of the highest quality.

 

Management Team

Management Team Headquarter Berlin

Dr. Herbert Kubatz

Dr. Herbert Kubatz (company owner)

Has over 50 years of experience in glass refinement and the optical industry

 

Dr. Andreas Nitze, CEO Berliner Glas Group

Dr. Andreas Nitze (CEO)

Economist, with over 20 years of experience in the optical industry

 

Volker Schmidt, CTO Berliner Glas

Volker Schmidt (CTO)

Physicist, with over 20 years of experience in metrology and the optical industry

 

 

 

David Schwem (CFO)
Economist, has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector of the optics industry

 

Acis Demandt, COO – Chief Operations Officer – der Berliner Glas Gruppe

Acis Demandt (COO)

Has gained extensive experience over many years as a General Manager as well as a Managing Director at both national as well as international facilities

Management SwissOptic AG

Herbert Stuettler - General Manager SwissOptic AG Heerbrugg

Herbert Stüttler (General Manager)

Engineer, 20+ years experience in international management and in the global medical device industry

 

Michael Bircher - CFO SwissOptic AG Heerbrugg

Michael Bircher (Head of Finance & IT)

Economist, 25 years experience in finance in the 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

 

Head of Business Unit Technical Glass

Dr. Uwe Klingel (Site Manager Schwäbisch Hall)

Graduate in business administration, long-term experience in technical glass

Milestones

From a wholesaler for glass to a high-tech company -

Historical milestones of the Berliner Glas Group at a glance

 

Berliner Glas History - Years 1952 to 59

 

Foundation of Berliner Glas in Berlin/Germany

 

Industrial manufacturing of glasses for diapositives and microscope slides

 

Foundation of Berliner Glas in Schwäbisch Hall/Germany

Berliner Glas History - Years 1960 to 69

 

 

 

Manufacturing of technical glasses

Berliner Glas History - Years 1970 to 79

 

Transition to precision optics

 

First products for photocopiers

 

Special glasses for the production of LCD

Berliner Glas History - Years 1980 to 89

 

 

 

Reading devices for automotive industry

Berliner Glas History - Years 1990 to 99

 

First projects for semiconductor industry

 

Expansion into the United States

 

First projects for the display industry and laser technology

 

 

Berliner Glas History - Years 2000 to 2009

 

Expansion into Switzerland

 

First projects for medical technology, metrology and space


Acquisition of the company TEGLA and the TEGLA® brand (Syrgenstein/Germany)

 

Expansion into China

 

 

Optical systems of the Berliner Glas Group in space (Space Data Highway – EDRS)

 

Manufacturing of large cylindrical lenses (up to 2,000 mm) that are used to produce AMOLED displays

 

Contact Berliner Glas Group (Headquarters)

Berliner Glas KGaA Herbert Kubatz GmbH & Co.
Waldkraiburger Straße 5
12347 Berlin, Germany
Fon +49 30 60 905-0
info [at] berlinerglas.de

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