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OpticCity

Situated in the center of the state of Hessen, Wetzlar is West Germany’s ‘Optics City’. There are over 70 companies in and around Wetzlar that are involved in optical technologies. Only in Jena a higher density of optical businesses exists. Wetzlar has a long history – as a former ‘freie Reichsstadt’ (free imperial city), it was the seat of the Imperial Supreme Court where Johann Wolfgang von Goethe worked.

IATF 16949:2016

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 14001:2015

EMAS DE-178-00017

OpticCity

Situated in the center of the state of Hessen, Wetzlar is West Germany’s ‘Optics City’. There are over 70 companies in and around Wetzlar that are involved in optical technologies. Only in Jena a higher density of optical businesses exists. Wetzlar has a long history – as a former ‘freie Reichsstadt’ (free imperial city), it was the seat of the Imperial Supreme Court where Johann Wolfgang von Goethe worked.

IATF 16949:2016

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 14001:2015

EMAS DE-178-00017

2018:

15 years of "VIAOPTIC"  &

VIAOPTIC received the certificate of the ITAF 16949 standard from TÜV Hessen  

2017:

Introduction of modular automation 

2016:

Industry 4.0: Introduction of the Arburg line supervisor system for online production control 

2015:

Successful environmental- and energy management certification according to EMAS

2014:

New warehouse and logistics hall with space for more than 700 pallets 

2013:

The Viaoptic success story:

10 years of “VIAOPTIC“, although our experience and history began over 35 years ago.

2012:

VIAOPTIC was successfully audited by TÜV Hessen to the ISO TS 16949 standard.

2011:

The introduction of aluminum PVD coating further enhanced the efficiency and versatility of molded optics applications.

2009:

VIAOPTIC moved to the “Leitz-Park“.

2003:

VIAOPTIC was purchased by ACM Projektentwicklung GmbH (Salzburg, Austria) - part of a strategic investment of the Kaufmann family in Wetzlar’s optical industry.

2002:

VIAOPTIC moved to Ludwig-Erk Str. 7 in Wetzlar. Focus on molded optic components and systems.

1994:

The company received DIN ISO 9001 certification.

1965:

Production of the first molded optic component for the brightest viewfinder of an SLR camera.

1922:

Foundation of the “Feinwerktechnik Wetzlar GmbH”. This is part of the Ernst Leitz GmbH and a supplier of mechanical components.

OpticCity

Situated in the center of the state of Hessen, Wetzlar is West Germany’s ‘Optics City’. There are over 70 companies in and around Wetzlar that are involved in optical technologies. Only in Jena a higher density of optical businesses exists. Wetzlar has a long history – as a former ‘freie Reichsstadt’ (free imperial city), it was the seat of the Imperial Supreme Court where Johann Wolfgang von Goethe worked.

IATF 16949:2016

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 14001:2015

EMAS DE-178-00017

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