Leica Camera und LC Light & Imaging Systems expand their activities in the industrial segment
With the founding of LC Light & Imaging Systems GmbH, Leica Camera AG strengthens its presence in the international B2B segment. Dipl.-Ing. Jakob Bleicher has been at the helm of the full-owned Leica subsidiary in Munich since January 2017 and, together with Leica board member Markus Limberger, is responsible for the management of LC Light & Imaging Systems GmbH.
The team of eight specialists led by managing director Jakob Bleicher possesses many years of in-depth experience in the fields of industrial optics, photographic and laboratory technology, as well as in acquisition and the provision of consulting services to international B2B customers from all areas of the optical and optoelectronic industry.
The team of developers at LC Light & Imaging Systems GmbH will also be able to take advantage of the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities operated by Leica Camera AG in Wetzlar and at its second factory in Portugal for the production of components for industrial optical systems. The main focus of the company’s activities is on the development of customer-specific optical systems for industrial applications, for example 3D surveying and high-performance inspection in industrial contexts.
‘We are pleased at the prospect of expanding our international activities in the industrial segment and bundling our competencies with those of our experienced colleagues at LC Light & Imaging Systems. We see enormous potential in the focused exploitation of existing synergies in the close collaboration with the Leica Camera AG production facilities in Wetzlar and Portugal’, reports Markus Limberger, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Leica Camera AG.
Jakob Bleicher, Managing Director of der LC Light & Imaging Systems GmbH, adds, ‘From our point of view in Munich, the founding of LC LIS brings extremely attractive benefits for our customers. Thanks to Leica Camera AG’s two high-tech production facilities, we now have the opportunity to offer our customers the complete product cycle – from optical design and construction to prototyping and serial production of high-end lenses.’
About Leica Camera
Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. The company operates branch offices in Australia, China, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea, UK and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.