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The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high-Performance lenses for film and photo, cinema projection lenses, as well as industrial optics and precision mechanics.

The company’s main brand "Schneider-Kreuznach" stands for state-of-the-art technology from Germany. The group has been a world market leader in the field of high-performance lenses for many years. 

The Schneider Group has around 500 employees worldwide, including 315 at its German headquarters. In 2019, it achieved revenues of 53,7 million euros. The Schneider Group maintains production sites in Bad Kreuznach, Dresden, New York and Los Angeles. Its key markets are Europe, the USA, Japan, China, South Korea and Brazil.  

Industrial applications include optical systems, high-performance lenses, filters as well as  optical and precision mechanical components, among others for traffic monitoring, machine vision, medical technology, quality inspections in production, quality controls such as crash tests, as well as hydraulic, digitally controllable servo valves in vehicle and aircraft construction. Schneider-Kreuznach is also a partner to NASA: Since the 1960s, industrial lenses made by Schneider-Kreuznach have been used on numerous space missions.

Schneider-Kreuznach supplies the film industry with a wide range of products from cine lenses and effect filters to cinema projection lenses. Schneider-Kreuznach has won the Scientific and Technical Academy Award, the “Technology Oscar”, several times for its products in the field of cinema projection. The company’s B+W brand for photo filters are established worldwide as premium products.

 

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The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high-performance photographic lenses, cinema projection lenses, as well as industrial optics and precision mechanics. The company's main brand "Schneider-Kreuznach" stands for state-of-the-art technology from Germany. The group has been a world market leader in the field of high-performance lenses for many years.

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Foundation of the company

Foundation of the company “Optische Anstalt Jos. Schneider & Co.” The company, founded 1913 by Joseph Schneider, trades today under the name of Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH.

It manufactures for the world market high-performance lenses, photographic and industrial filters as well as professional accessories. Further product ranges are electro-hydraulic and electro-pneumatic servo valves for the machine constuction and industrial processing engineering as well as single and multiple focus lenses and graduated lenses for the ophthalmic optics.