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 1,600 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 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
|Export partners:||Europe, Asia, USA|
|General Managers:||Dr. Andreas Nitze, Thomas Polzer, David Schwem|
Berliner Glas Technical Glass
7,400 m² (Schwäbisch Hall, Germany)
88 (Schwäbisch Hall, Germany)
|Export area:||Europe, Asia, USA|
|General Manager:||Dr. Andreas Nitze, David Schwem|
|Production area:||9,000 m² (Heerbrugg, Switzerland)|
|Export area:||Europe, Asia, USA|
|General Manager:||Herbert Stüttler|
SwissOptic (Wuhan) Co. Ltd.
|Production area:||2,200 ² (Wuhan, China)|
|Export area:||Asia, Europa|
|General Manager:||Mary Yang, Dominik Walt|
(*Status: 30 June 2020)
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 SwissOptic AG
Management Team SwissOptic (Wuhan) Co. Ltd.
Mary Yang ( Managing Director)
Master in economics (EMBA), 10+ years experience in operations management in the optical industry
Mary Yang is employee No 1 of SwissOptic (Wuhan).
Dominik Walt (General Manager)
Engineer in mechatronics and optics, M.Sc., 15 years experience in the optical industry
Management Technical Glass
Head of Business Unit Technical Glass
Dr. Uwe Klingel (Site Manager Schwäbisch Hall)
Graduate in business administration, long-term experience in technical glass
From a wholesaler for glass to a high-tech company - Historical milestones of the Berliner Glas Group at a glance
1952 - 1959
Foundation of Berliner Glas in Berlin/Germany
Industrial manufacturing of glasses for diapositives and microscope slides
Foundation of Berliner Glas in Schwäbisch Hall/Germany
1960 - 1969
Manufacturing of technical glasses
1970 - 1979
Transition to precision optics
First products for photocopiers
Special glasses for the production of LCD
1980 - 1989
Reading devices for automotive industry
1990 - 1999
First projects for semiconductor industry
Expansion into the United States
First projects for the display industry and laser technology
2000 - 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
2010 until today
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