The Schneider Group
The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high-performance
photographic lenses, cinema projection lenses as well as industrial optics and
precision mechanics. The group consists of Jos. Schneider Optische Werke,
founded in Bad Kreuznach in 1913, and its subsidiaries
- Pentacon (Dresden),
- Schneider-Optics (New York, Los Angeles),
- Schneider Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) and
- Schneider Optical Technologies (Shenzhen).
The company’s main brand is “Schneider-Kreuznach”.
The group has around 660 employees worldwide, with 360 based at its German headquarters, and has been a world market leader in the field of highperformance lenses for many years.