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Jenoptik Opens US Technology Campus

Photonics.com
Jun 2016
JENA, Germany, June 8, 2016 — The Jenoptik Group is investing $15 million in its Rochester Hills, Mich., location, creating a new modern technology campus for metrology and laser machines in the automotive industry.

Jenoptik Opens US Technology CampusThe new facility is the largest single investment made by the company. The building will be equipped with modern systems and materials for energy-efficiency including sensor-controlled office and plant LED lighting, as well as special energy-saving heating, ventilating and cooling systems. Relocation is expected to take place in 2017, with the whole campus covering an area of 16 acres.

“Besides the APAC region, the U.S.A. has been our most important growth region with average annual growth rates of 13 percent since 2009,” said Michael Mertin, Jenoptik president and CEO. “There is a high demand for our metrology and laser machines. The new campus provides us with state-of-the-art infrastructure and allows us to get even closer to our customers in the U.S. automotive industry.”

The new location will also provide area and expansion options for other Jenoptik activities such as the defense, civil systems and healthcare divisions.

Jenoptik is a manufacturer and designer of optical lens assemblies, optical components, refractive and diffractive micro-optics.


GLOSSARY
metrology
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
lens
A transparent optical component consisting of one or more pieces of optical glass with surfaces so curved (usually spherical) that they serve to converge or diverge the transmitted rays from an object, thus forming a real or virtual image of that object.
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