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Ber­li­ner Glas Group is now part of ASML

In July 2020 ASML, one of the world’s lea­ding manu­fac­tu­rers of chip-making equip­ment, announ­ced that it agreed to acquire Ber­li­ner Glas Group, inclu­ding all subsidiaries.
Today, both com­pa­nies announce the suc­cess­ful clo­sing of this tran­sac­tion. The cur­rent manage­ment team of the Ber­li­ner Glas Group will con­ti­nue to run the com­pany and will be com­ple­men­ted with ASML manage­ment. The con­ta­cts for cus­to­mers and sup­pliers will remain the same. Dr. Andreas Nitze, CEO of the Ber­li­ner Glas Group: “We are very plea­sed that we were able to close this tran­sac­tion so quickly. Today marks a new begin­ning in the cor­po­rate history of the Ber­li­ner Glas Group – from a family-owned inter­na­tio­nal com­pany to a glo­bal cor­po­ra­tion. Since we have been working with ASML for a long time, we are con­vin­ced that we will fit very well into the ASML orga­niz­a­tion. The cor­po­rate cul­tures and values of our com­pa­nies are very simi­lar and com­pa­ti­ble. We will bundle our com­pe­ten­cies and resour­ces and con­ti­nue the suc­cess story together.”
Peter Wennink, Pre­si­dent & CEO of ASML: “Today, we wel­come 1,600 new col­leagues into ASML so this is an exci­ting day for us as well. We have enjoyed working with Ber­li­ner Glas in the past and we value their inno­va­tion. We look for­ward to streng­t­he­ning this col­la­bo­ra­tion fur­ther. In the com­ing mon­ths we will work clo­sely tog­e­ther to get to know each other even bet­ter and to plan for the future.”

About the Ber­li­ner Glas Group

The Ber­li­ner Glas Group ( is one of the world’s lea­ding pro­vi­ders of opti­cal key com­pon­ents, assem­blies and sys­tems, high-qua­lity refi­ned tech­ni­cal glass as well as glass touch assem­blies. With more than 1,600 employees, the BERLINER GLAS GROUP deve­lops, pro­du­ces and inte­gra­tes optics, mecha­nics and elec­tro­nics into inno­va­tive sys­tem solu­ti­ons for its cus­to­mers. As OEM part­ners from con­cept to volume pro­duc­tion, the Ber­li­ner Glas Group com­pa­nies serve inno­va­tive cus­to­mers in various mar­ket seg­ments – semi­con­duc­tor indus­try, laser and space tech­no­logy, medi­cal tech­no­logy, metro­logy and the dis­play industry.

About ASML

ASML is one of the world’s lea­ding manu­fac­tu­rers of chip-making equip­ment. Our vision is a world in which semi­con­duc­tor tech­no­logy is ever­y­where and helps to tackle society’s toughest chal­len­ges. We con­tri­bute to this goal by crea­ting pro­ducts and ser­vices that let chip­ma­kers define the pat­terns that inte­gra­ted cir­cuits are made of. We con­ti­nuously raise the capa­bi­li­ties of our pro­ducts, enab­ling our cus­to­mers to incre­ase the value and reduce the cost of chips. By hel­ping to make chips che­a­per and more power­ful, we help to make semi­con­duc­tor tech­no­logy more attrac­tive for a lar­ger range of pro­ducts and ser­vices, which in turn enab­les pro­gress in fields such as health­care, energy, mobi­lity and enter­tain­ment. ASML is a mul­ti­na­tio­nal com­pany with offices in more than 60 cities in 16 coun­tries, head­quar­te­red in Veld­ho­ven, the Nether­lands. We employ more than 26,200 people on pay­roll and fle­xi­ble con­tracts (expres­sed in full time equi­va­lents). ASML is tra­ded on Euronext Ams­ter­dam and NASDAQ under the sym­bol ASML. More infor­ma­tion about ASML, our pro­ducts and tech­no­logy, and career oppor­tu­nities is avail­able on


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