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Quality and reliability

Quality and reliability


Schäfter+Kirchhoff was founded in 1956 and now has over 65 years of experience in optics, metrology and photonics. The company started with classic lens design and customized optical solutions. The focus has gradually shifted to today's product lines: polarization-maintaining fiber optics, lasers for machine vision, and line scan cameras and scanner systems. Schäfter+Kirchhoff GmbH has its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. From here, high-quality optical products are developed, manufactured and shipped to customers around the world.

Extensive know-how as well as highly qualified and committed employees are the driving force of our company. R&D, production and technical sales as well as quality control all have a strong technical background and are closely linked to each other.

Schäfter+Kirchhoff has a quality control team that is dedicated to working continuously towards the achievement of our quality goals as well as the compliance with the laws and standards.

Our continuous improvement process includes our products, the manufacturing process, other core and support processes, the documentation and the quality control based on risk management.

A major focus is the winning combination of high optical and mechanical precision. This is the basis for the high quality, stability and durability of our products. Our technical advice, quality control procedures and state-of-the-art metrology ensure that our customers receive the best possible quality, durability and reliability. 

Our goal is to produce products that are high quality and long lasting. We are convinced that this is one way we can contribute to sustainability in a natural and purposeful way. Our complete company policy can be read here.

Schäfter+Kirchhoff GmbH is certified according to ISO 9001.