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Schäfter + Kirchhoff – Quality and Reliability

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

The company was founded over 60 years ago, beginning 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 special focus is set on the 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 improved by 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 transfered in 2016 to the Gregor Federau Foundation, which was established by the former owner of the company to support child and youth welfare.


Schäfter + Kirchhoff GmbH - specialists for optical sensors and measurement technology
Kieler Str. 212, D-22525 Hamburg, Germany, Tel. +49(0)40 85 39 97-0, Fax +49(0)40 85 39 97-79