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About Schäfter+Kirchhoff

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Schäfter+Kirchhoff GmbH is based in Hamburg, ­Germany. From here we manufacture high quality ­optical products that are delivered to customers all around the world.

The company was founded over 60 years ago, and began with ­classical lens design and customized optical ­solutions. The focus has shifted gradually towards the current three product lines: ­polarization-maintaining fiber optics, laser lines and line scan ­cameras.

A major focus is our winning combination of high optical and mechanical precision, which is the basis for the high quality, ­stability and durability of our products. We are committed to providing the highest quality and reliability possible, a goal continuously improving because of our quality control system. Schäfter+Kirchhoff GmbH is certified according to the ISO 9001 standard.

Our extensive know-how and our highly qualified and strongly ­committed employees are the driving force behind the ­company. To have sales, research and development, as well as manufacturing so closely knit together, ensures a quick and efficient response to customer needs.

After 60 years of private ownership, Schäfter+Kirchhoff GmbH was transferred in 2016 to the Gregor Federau Foundation, which was established by the former owner of the company to support child and youth welfare.