asphericon takes further step towards internationalization with subsidiary in Liberec (CZ)
Liberec/Jena November 2019: After a construction period of one and a half years, the photonics company from Jena celebrated the official opening of a new production site in the Czech Republic. With numerous representatives from science and politics, asphericon s.r.o. was officially inaugurated on November 22nd, 2019. From now on, precision optics of highest quality are manufactured on four production lines in Jermanice/Liberec.
Ceremony with guests from politics and research
In addition to speeches by the two CEOs Sven R. Kiontke and Tomáš Vít, the mayor of Jeřmanice (CZ), Helena Fiebigerová, as well as Radka Loučková Kotasová, member of the Regional Council for Economic Development, and Lukáš Vymětal, managing director of Business and Innovation Agency, joined the speakers last Friday. At the ceremony, the importance of the location for regional photonics industry as well as for further development of asphericon was emphasized. »In view of the results achieved in a short period of time, both in terms of construction and equipment, we are looking forward to the cooperation with all partners in the region,« emphasizes Tomáš Vít. »With our well-rehearsed and experienced team of engineers, process technicians, quality managers and production staff, we are happy to be part of the asphericon family and to be able to guarantee quality at the highest level,« continues Vít. The Czech asphericon subsidiary can already draw on extensive experience in the photonics industry and has set itself the goal of intensifying cooperation with the scientific and economic environment.
Internationalization and proximity to customers
The new site will produce spherical optics in asphericon quality with short delivery times and attractive conditions. Regarding the company’s customers, CEO Sven R. Kiontke emphasizes: »With the new site in the Czech Republic, we are taking another step towards internationalization and shortening the distance to our customers. The existing equipment enables us to flexibly manage new projects. True to our »everything from a single source« approach, our customers benefit from extremely short process chains and the familiar asphericon know-how.“
Production area with latest equipment
asphericon s.r.o. is equipped with the latest processing and measuring instruments and, thanks to its unique internal database system, is directly connected with the headquarter in Jena. This enables fast process steps and smooth data transmission. Twenty employees are now working on the 1600 m² production area. Equipped in a modern environment with laboratory and clean room, the factory offers enough space for future growth.
Picture: Ceremonial cutting of the blue ribbon on occasion of the opening of asphericon s.r.o. by (from left to right) Leoš Pardek (Director ČSOB, Liberec), Helena Fiebigerová (Mayor Jeřmanice), Radka Bučilová (Ministry of Economy and Trade), Tomáš Vít (asphericon s.r.o.), Lukáš Vymětal (Managing Director Economic and Innovation Agency), Radka Loučková Kotasová (Regional Council for Economic Development) and Sven R. Kiontke (asphericon GmbH).