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As "Your Partner for Excellence in Optics", SCHOTT offers much more than just well-established processes, state-of-the-art technology and a broad product portfolio:

More than a hundred years of experience

With more than 125 years of experience in the area of optics and as the only remaining glass manufacturer in the Western world, we have continuously expanded our capabilities and our portfolio to better meet market demands, and we are definitely your top choice when it comes to optics.

Global engineering, manufacturing and sales network

SCHOTT Advanced Optics offers global service. With 1,650 employees at 6 sites in Europe, Asia and the United States, we develop a wide variety of different products. In addition, our regional sales teams remain in close contact with our customers in order to be able to meet their individual needs.

Global research & development service, technical service & applications support

SCHOTT Advanced Optics cooperates with an international network of research and competence centers in order to be able to develop innovative solutions.
Moreover, with the Otto Schott Research Center in Mainz, SCHOTT operates one of the largest and most modern glass research facilities in Europe. Together with our Research and Development Center in Duryea, Pennsylvania, and technical support centers in Asia, North America and Europe, we remain close to our customers all over the world and we are able to react swiftly to local market demands. Furthermore, our technical service and applications support are just waiting to advise our customers on their own individual applications and help them to execute their projects.

Customer-specific product development & customized manufacturing

SCHOTT works along the entire value chain together with its customers: from obtaining raw materials and customer-specific material development to customized product manufacturing, processing and measurement technology.

Quality benchmark for an entire industry

As a provider of innovative solutions for a wide variety of applications in many different industries and with more than 125 years of experience, SCHOTT Advanced Optics is considered a pioneer in the global glass industry. The quality of our products is always quite convincing and reproducible; therefore, products from SCHOTT often define the best standard in the industry.

Quality management and control

SCHOTT Advanced Optics employs a quality management system certified according to ISO 9001/ISO 14001. The certification was issued by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance in Cologne.
The laboratories that perform the measurements of physical and chemical characteristics are recognized by the DAkkS Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH on the basis of the ISO standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, and they are listed as the reference testing laboratory for specific extremely important properties such as the refractive index and the coefficient of expansion.
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