News › JENOPTIK • Plan­ning the expan­sion of optics manu­fac­tu­ring capacities

As a result of the rising demand for optics and sen­sors for the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try, Jen­op­tik intends to expand its manu­fac­tu­ring capa­ci­ties and invest in a state-of-the-art manu­fac­tu­ring buil­ding and a new office com­plex at its Dres­den, Ger­many, site. To this end, Jen­op­tik acqui­red a 24,000 sqm (260,000 sqft) plot of land in the Air­port­park Dres­den in May 2021.

Wit­hin Ger­many, Dres­den is part of an important region for the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try, with many glo­bal com­pa­nies and rese­arch insti­tu­tes loca­ted there. Plan­ning for a new Jen­op­tik clean room buil­ding and a modern office com­plex will now start and should be ready for appro­val in the course of this year. At the moment, con­struc­tion is sche­du­led to begin in the 2nd half of 2022, with pro­duc­tion at the new fac­tory star­ting in early 2025. Jen­op­tik will announce fur­ther details once plan­ning will have been completed.

As one of the world’s lea­ding deve­lo­p­ment and pro­duc­tion part­ners for opti­cal and micro-opti­cal sys­tems with the hig­hest qua­lity stan­dards, Jen­op­tik is invol­ved in the deve­lo­p­ment and intro­duc­tion of future litho­gra­phy tech­no­lo­gies in semi­con­duc­tor manu­fac­tu­ring. The pho­to­nics spe­cia­list and espe­cially its Light & Optics divi­sion draw on more than 150 years of exper­tise in optics, sen­sor tech­no­logy and pre­cision mechanics.

“With our invest­ment we are secu­ring our fur­ther growth and streng­t­he­ning our posi­tion as a reli­able sup­plier to the glo­bal semi­con­duc­tor equip­ment indus­try,” says Jen­op­tik Pre­si­dent & CEO Ste­fan Tra­e­ger. Around the world, semi­con­duc­tor manu­fac­tu­rers are inves­ting in the expan­sion of pro­duc­tion capa­ci­ties due to rising demand resul­ting from the digi­tiz­a­tion of almost all areas of life.

Jen­op­tik has had a direct pre­sence in Dres­den since 2007 and is there part of a coope­ra­tion net­work con­sis­ting of rese­arch insti­tu­tes and indus­trial part­ners. The pho­to­nics com­pany designs and pro­du­ces opti­cal com­pon­ents using litho­gra­phic pro­ces­ses as well as pre­cision sen­sor modules.

About Jen­op­tik

Opti­cal tech­no­lo­gies are the very basis of our busi­ness: Jen­op­tik is a glo­bally active tech­no­logy group and is active in the three pho­to­nics-based divi­si­ons: Light & Optics, Light & Pro­duc­tion and Light & Safety. Under the TRIOPTICS brand, Jen­op­tik also offers opti­cal test and manu­fac­tu­ring sys­tems for the qua­lity con­trol of len­ses, objec­ti­ves and camera modu­les. VINCORION is the brand for our mecha­tro­nic busi­ness. Our key tar­get mar­kets pri­ma­rily include the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try, medi­cal tech­no­logy, auto­mo­tive and mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring, traf­fic, avia­tion as well as secu­rity and defense tech­no­logy indus­tries. Appro­xi­mately 4,500 employees work for Jen­op­tik world­wide. The Group’s head­quar­ters are in Jena (Ger­many). JENOPTIK AG is lis­ted on the Ger­man Stock Exchange in Frank­furt and is inclu­ded in the SDax and TecDax. In the 2020 fis­cal year, Jen­op­tik gene­ra­ted reve­nue of approx. 767 mil­lion euros.


Les­lie Iltgen
Head of Inves­tor Rela­ti­ons & Cor­po­rate Communications
+49 3641 65–2291