Schunk Group acquires stake in OptoTech

OptoTech Headquarter in Wettenberg, Germany. Source: OptoTech

Corporate succession is a significant topic of today. The sustainable protection and continuation of business operations for shareholders, customers, suppliers and employees are thus in the foreground. This question also arose for OptoTech as to what should happen in terms of succession for the founder, Mr. Roland Mandler (born 1954). We have taken on this issue in good time and have now found a long-term partner for the sustainable continuity and further development of the OptoTech Group with the Schunk Group from Heuchelheim. Since 1 November 2018, the Schunk Group has been the majority shareholder in OptoTech Optikmaschinen GmbH. In the future, we will continue to develop the group of companies according to the principles of enabling, idea-driven and cooperative partnership with our new shareholder.

OptoTech will be strengthened economically and technologically by the participation of the Schunk Group and thus continue to play a pioneering role in the optics market in the future. Schunk is a long-term, financially strong partner with sales of € 1.2 billion in 2017. , The technology group has grown steadily in the past and views its participation in OptoTech as a strategic and rewarding investment in the future. Schunk’s goal is to take OptoTech the leap to a new level through its economic strength and its global presence.
In the course of the participation strong synergy effects are to be used in different areas, which mean future success on the one hand and on the other hand the security and the expansion of regional jobs.
OptoTech founder Roland Mandler comments on the participation of Schunk: “With Schunk, I have found my perfect partner. Like me, Schunk also cares for the business location of Central Hesse, is also close to my heart. Schunk is a globally active and well-known technology group, which is why we, as a highly innovative technological market leader, fit excellently into the Schunk Group’s portfolio.”


From left to right: Peter R. Manolopoulos (Member of the Management Board of the Schunk Group), Roland Mandler (Managing Director OptoTech), Jens Schäfer (Managing Director OptoTech) und Dr. Arno Roth (CEO Schunk Group). Source: Schunk Group


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