News › Jen­op­tik opens new medi­cal tech­no­logy site in Berlin

Tog­e­ther with the employees of the Ber­lin sites in Ger­many and guests, the pho­to­nics group Jen­op­tik today offi­ci­ally cele­bra­ted the com­ple­tion of its new site on “Gross-Ber­li­ner Damm” in Ber­lin. In the new pro­duc­tion faci­li­ties and state-of-the-art envi­ron­ment, more than 100 employees will deve­lop and manu­fac­ture opti­cal com­pon­ents and sys­tems espe­ci­ally for den­ti­stry (intra­oral scan­ners) and robot-assis­ted surgery.

Over the past six months, Jen­op­tik has inves­ted around 20 mil­lion euros in the new site on “Gross-Ber­li­ner Damm” in the Ber­lin dis­trict of Trep­tow-Koe­pe­nick. State-of-the-art space will be available, inclu­ding more than 1,000 sqm of clean room pro­duc­tion space and around 600 sqm of logi­stics space as well as office and recrea­tion rooms. Addi­tio­nal space of approx. 600 sqm will be held in reserve for future growth.

“We are proud that we now have ano­ther loca­tion here in Ber­lin with state-of-the-art equip­ment and great growth poten­tial in the Jen­op­tik Group. The life sci­ence & medi­cal tech­no­logy mar­ket, along with semi­con­duc­tor & elec­tro­nics and smart mobi­lity, is one of the three pho­to­nics core mar­kets on which we are focu­sing our future growth. Our col­le­agues in Ber­lin have shown much pati­ence and fle­xi­bi­lity over the past few months and have con­tin­ued to drive the busi­ness and expand it. For this, I would like to thank them and the entire team, which com­ple­ted the pro­ject in such a short time and under con­di­ti­ons that were not easy,” said Dr. Ste­fan Trae­ger, Pre­si­dent & CEO of JENOPTIK AG.

Ber­lin as an important loca­tion for Jenoptik’s medi­cal tech­no­logy business

In Novem­ber 2021, Jen­op­tik com­ple­ted the acqui­si­tion of BG Medi­cal, signi­fi­cantly streng­thening its medi­cal tech­no­logy busi­ness. The Ber­lin-based com­pany has been ope­ra­ting under the Jen­op­tik brand since the begin­ning of 2022 and has been inte­gra­ted into Jenoptik’s Advan­ced Pho­to­nic Solu­ti­ons divi­sion. With its com­pre­hen­sive exper­tise and pro­duct port­fo­lio cove­ring 3D ima­ging, laser and den­tal sys­tems as well as visua­liza­tion tech­no­lo­gies for mini­mally inva­sive, robot-assis­ted sur­gery, it repres­ents a signi­fi­cant part of the Jen­op­tik Group’s medi­cal tech­no­logy business.

Jen­op­tik spe­cia­li­zes in pho­to­nic tech­no­lo­gies and sys­tems and is a relia­ble and fle­xi­ble part­ner for the deve­lo­p­ment and pro­duc­tion of life sci­ence and medi­cal tech­no­logy appli­ca­ti­ons, among others. The focus here is on light sources and ima­ging sys­tems for ana­ly­ti­cal appli­ca­ti­ons in the life sci­ence sec­tor (DNA sequen­cing, cell ima­ging, tis­sue and blood ana­ly­sis) and dia­gno­stic appli­ca­ti­ons in medi­cal tech­no­logy. In addi­tion, laser-based solu­ti­ons for the­ra­peu­tic appli­ca­ti­ons are deve­lo­ped in the medi­cal tech­no­logy area, for exam­ple disk lasers for oph­thal­mo­logy, diode lasers for aes­the­tic appli­ca­ti­ons, sys­tems for den­ti­stry as well as mini­mally inva­sive and robot-assis­ted surgery.

Jen­op­tik has around 200 employees in Berlin

Semi­con­duc­tor laser diodes, which are used as the core ele­ment of diode lasers in medi­cal appli­ca­ti­ons as well as in mate­ri­als pro­ces­sing and metro­logy, are also manu­fac­tu­red in Ber­lin – at the Jen­op­tik fab in Berlin’s Adlers­hof Sci­ence and Tech­no­logy Park in the close vici­nity of the new site that has now been com­ple­ted. With the acqui­si­tion of opti­cal metro­logy spe­cia­list TRIOPTICS, head­quar­te­red in Wedel near Ham­burg, the Jen­op­tik Group added ano­ther Ber­lin loca­tion also in Adlers­hof in 2020. Jen­op­tik has a total of 200 employees at its three sites in Ber­lin, Germany.

Growth: Reve­nue from life sci­ence & medi­cal tech­no­logy to be around 25 per­cent of group reve­nue in 2025

Along­side semi­con­duc­tor & elec­tro­nics and smart mobi­lity, the life sci­ence & medi­cal tech­no­logy mar­ket is one of the three pho­to­nics core mar­kets on which Jen­op­tik is focu­sing with its Agenda 2025 “More Value”. The life sci­ence & medi­cal tech­no­logy mar­ket is then expec­ted to con­tri­bute around 25 per­cent to reve­nue (2022: around 14 percent).

First images are available in the Jen­op­tik image data­base under »Loca­ti­ons«. More images will fol­low in the next few days.

Jena & Ber­lin, Ger­many, June 23, 2023


About Jen­op­tik

Opti­cal tech­no­lo­gies form the basis of our busi­ness. Jen­op­tik is a glo­bal pho­to­nics group and com­pri­ses the two divi­si­ons Advan­ced Pho­to­nic Solu­ti­ons and Smart Mobi­lity Solu­ti­ons. Non-pho­to­nic acti­vi­ties, par­ti­cu­larly for the auto­mo­tive mar­ket, are ope­ra­ted as inde­pen­dent brands within the Non-Pho­to­nic Port­fo­lio Com­pa­nies. Our key mar­kets pri­ma­rily include semi­con­duc­tor & elec­tro­nics, life sci­ence & medi­cal tech­no­logy as well as smart mobi­lity. More than 4,400 peo­ple world­wide work for the Jen­op­tik Group, which is head­quar­te­red in Jena (Ger­many). JENOPTIK AG is lis­ted on the Ger­man Stock Exch­ange in Frank­furt and traded on the MDax and TecDax. In fis­cal year 2022, Jen­op­tik gene­ra­ted reve­nue of 980.7 mil­lion euros.