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The years 2006 to 2013

The sale of the semiconductor supplier M+W Zander Holding AG marks the start of the reconstruction. Jenoptik concentrates on its core business in lasers, optical technology, sensor technology and mechatronics. Because of a strategic realignment in 2008, the operating business is combined in three segments. The international presence of Jenoptik in Asia and North America increases.


Jenoptik Germany

Jenoptik opens a new high-technology factory in Berlin-Adlershof in order to cover the entire process chain for high-power diode lasers within the group. From autumn 2006, laser bars – the basis of high-power diode lasers – will be developed and produced in the new factory.

Jenoptik acquires the French measurement technology company ETAMIC SA.

With the sale of the Clean Systems business in 2006 Jenoptik divests around 85 percent of its sales and concentrates on its traditional core business in lasers, optics, sensor technology and mechatronics.


2007: Chief Executive Officer Dr Michael Mertin

Alexander von Witzleben, Chairman of the Executive Board, leaves Jenoptik and moves to the Haniel Group. The Supervisory Board appoints Dr. Michael Mertin (pictured) to become the new Chairman of the Executive Board of JENOPTIK AG with effect from July 1, 2007. Frank Einhellinger is appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

2008 - 2010

Jenoptik is present internationally

Jenoptik expands its international presence with joint ventures in China, Korea, Japan and Israel. Jenoptik inaugurates a laser application center in South Korea.

Lumenova GmbH from Esslingen, Germany, and the then Optical Systems division (today's Light & Optics division) conclude a wide-ranging strategic alliance in the area of LED lighting.

The optics business in the USA is combined in JENOPTIK Optical Systems Inc. Optical components are manufactured at two facilities.

In 2010 Jenoptik sells the 10.000th disk laser  JenLas® D2.x

By means of acquiring the Berlin-based company Three-Five Epitaxial Services AG, Jenoptik expands its diode laser activities to include yet another stage of production. Jenoptik is now capable of providing its own epitaxy wafer production.

Jenoptik sells its 10,000th Jenlas® D2.x green thin-disk laser at the photonics West trade fair in san Francisco. Since the start of series production, more than 1,000 of the systems have been manufactured each year in Jena.

Jenoptik sells its space business: Astrium, an EADS subsidiary, acquires all shares in Jena-Optronik GmbH.


Fraunhofer IISB Innovation Award

Jenoptik officially opens the expanded production environment at its Altenstadt site. The location produces high-efficiency energy systems for the rail and defense industries.

On July 1, Jenoptik celebrates its 20th anniversary with employee parties at all locations in Germany and abroad.

Opening of a new Shanghai office: Jenoptik bundles all activities on the Chinese market in the wholly owned JENOPTIK (Shanghai) Precision Instruments and Equipment Co., Ltd.

Jenoptik lays the cornerstone for the expansion of manufacturing capacity for semiconductor lasers at its Berlin-Adlershof location.

Large single order for traffic safety: Saudi Arabia orders traffic safety technology for more than 20 million euros. In 2011 and 2012, Jenoptik will deliver over one hundred stationary systems for the detection of red light and speed violations to the Kingdom and provide on-site support.

2012 - 2013

Mobile Speed Camera

With the acquisition of an Australian and a British supplier of traffic safety technology, Jenoptik strengthens its leading role in this market.

In April 2012, Rüdiger Andreas Günther becomes the new Chief Financial Officer of JENOPTIK AG alongside Jenoptik CEO Dr. Michael Mertin. He takes over from Frank Einhellinger, who leaves the company.

With the foundation of JENOPTIK do Brasil, Jenoptik strengthens its activities in South America.

Jenoptik supplies energy systems for Munich Airport. The former Defense & Civil Systems division provides ground power for aircraft at the new Terminal 2 satellite at Munich Airport.