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The years 2014 to 2016

Jenoptik acquires several companies in the traffic safety segment. Thereby Jenoptik strengthen its leading role in this market. Starting in 2016, Jenoptik will focus even more strongly on its target markets and megatrends and will structure itself into three segments: Optics & Life Science, Mobility and Defense & Civil Systems.



Jenoptik increases its stake in Robot Nederland to 100 percent in the area of traffic safety. With Vysionics Ltd. Jenoptik acquires a leading supplier of traffic safety technology in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, the then Traffic Solutions division receives the “iF product design award” for its TraffiTower2.0 housing used in traffic monitoring.

Jenoptik also increases its stake in a joint venture in India to 100 percent.

The group strengthens the cooperation with Raytheon. The North-American Raytheon Company and Lechmotoren as a part of the then Defense & Civil System division have already been cooperating in the PATRIOT missile defense program for 30 years.

Jenoptik is expanding its product portfolio with the new robot-based JENOPTIK-VOTAN® BIM laser system for cutting and welding metal. The machine provides industrial manufacturers with a highly flexible, fast and cost-effective solution for processing metals.


2015: Chief Financial Officer Hans-Dieter Schumacher

Alongside to CEO Dr. Michael Mertin, Hans-Dieter Schumacher (pictured) becomes the new CFO in April 2015.

In March, Jenoptik receives “Yanfeng Supplier Award” from the Chinese automotive supplier Yanfeng for excellent supplying quality and loyalty.

The then Lasers & Optical Systems segment increases value added in the lithography segment and again makes significant progress with integrated solutions for semiconductor manufacturing.

Jenoptik delivers the 200th radome for the Eurofighter Typhoon. Jenoptik is the lead manager for the development and production of the radome.

In August, Jenoptik receives a series order from a logistics division of the US Navy for the supply of generator governors for helicopters.


2016: Investment in US location Rochester Hills

New structure: As of January 1, Jenoptik is focusing even more strongly on target markets and megatrends and is now structured into the five divisions Optical Systems, Healthcare & Industry, Automotive, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.

Investment at the US site in Rochester Hills: With the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony Jenoptik starts the construction of a modern technology campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Jenoptik is investing around 14 million euros here to expand production, sales and service for metrology and laser machines in North America.

25 years of Jenoptik: In July, employees worldwide celebrate the company's anniversary.

In Canada, one of the largest and most successful projects for greater road safety will be continued for at least five years with the technology of Jenoptik. The West Australian police will also be using Jenoptik camera systems for the next seven years. Jenoptik supplies more than 100 measuring systems and software for the evaluation of traffic violations to the Kingdom of Jordan.

Jenoptik receives a major order from the medical technology sector and supplies lasers to the USA for around 10 million euros over a period of three years.