Schäfter+Kirchhoff GmbH has its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. At this location, high-quality optical products are developed, manufactured and shipped to customers all over the world, and beyond.
The company was founded 1956 and started with classic lens design and customer-specific optical solutions. The focus has gradually shifted to today’s product lines: polarization-maintaining fiber optics, lasers for machine vision as well as line scan cameras and scanner systems.
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.