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About Schäfter+Kirchhoff

About Schäfter+Kirchhoff


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. 

Quality and reliability

Schäfter+Kirchhoff GmbH is an optical technologies company specializing in the provision of customized solutions and products. We are primarily a supplier to customers and clients from science, research and industry, worldwide, of components in small to medium product series. We create long-lasting, crisis-proof partnerships with our customers and accompany them through many generations of their applications and end-products. This success arises from the acclaimed precision, quality, reliability and durability of our products, the competent advice provided by our employees, our flexibility in response to customer requirements, and our care in the manufacture of the products.
Our complete statement of company policy can be read here.

How to get here

Schäfter + Kirchhoff GmbH
Kieler Str. 212
22525 Hamburg , Germany
Tel.: +49(0)40 85 39 97-0
Fax: +49(0)40 85 39 97-79

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