Room to grow – POG is moving!
A new era will break for POG Precision Optics Gera with the turn of the year! We collect our 26 years of memorable and productive corporate history at Gewerbepark Keplerstraße in Gera into boxes, crates & moving vans. We are relocating our entire organization to our new corporate headquarters in Löbichau during Advent through New Year’s holidays.
We settle into a substantially larger, more modern office space for our 160 employees. Our new manufacturing area includes expanded facilities for optical production & metrology with enlarged clean room areas for microstructuring and optical systems assembly. Our investment extends well beyond infrastructure. POG is also adding new manufacturing and metrology equipment – particularly for the development and manufacturing of optical systems.
Our new facility is conveniently located just off Autobahn 4, approximately 10 km east of Gera.
POG is partner in growth center fo+
Eight leading Thuringian Photonic companies and two prestigious research institutes have teamed up in the »Innovative Regional Growth Core« fo+ [freeform optics plus] to develop and market innovative freeform optical systems.POG fo+ Seite: fo+ Freeform Optics Plus
Webseite - freeform optics plus: www.fo-plus.de
POG Forms US Subsidiary – 20.12.2009
Präzisionsoptik Gera GmbH (POG) of Gera, Germany, announced it formed a US subsidiary, Precision Optics Gera Corp., effective Jan. 1. Buzz Nesti is president of the Florida-based subsidiary; Glen Dunn is sales manager. POG, with its staff of 100, manufactures custom and standard microstructures on glass and ceramics. It also produces custom optical systems and components from the UV through IR for the machine vision, semiconductor, aerospace and defense industries. POG's new sales offices are located in Florida and Colorado. The company will exhibit this month at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco and at SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing in Orlando, Fla., in April.
Year 2007 - Best year in company’s history – 15.01.2008
POG Präzisionsoptik Gera GmbH with positive annual balance: continuous growth and new capabilities for optical systems
POG Präzisionsoptik Gera GmbH, Germany, realised a turnover of more than 10,5 million US$ over the past fiscal year 2007. This corresponds to an increase of almost 10%.
„Therewith, 2007 is once again the most successful year in the 16 years of our company’s history.", said Manfred Schubach, the Managing Director.
A major investment project was realised in the cause of the year. Almost two million US$ were spent in new CNC controlled equipment for the production of precision optical components and for a new assembly department for optical systems in a class 1000 clean room environment. Production capacities were extended and new, higher requirements of a growing number of customers from semiconductor industry, machine vision, and aerospace and defence can be accomplished.
„For 2008 order inflow and order balance are on a high level - we intend to continue our successful growth especially in the field of optical systems and in our special area of expertise – the production of optical microstructures.” said Manfred Schubach. The next investment project in that field is already in progress: the optimization of the production of especially small and demanding microstructures for microscopy and medical technology, machine vision, and sports optics.
2006 - Best year in company’s history – 12.01.2007
POG Präzisionsoptik Gera with positive annual balance: Rising turnover and new investments
POG Präzisionsoptik Gera GmbH, Germany, realised a turnover of around 8.5 million US$ over the past fiscal year 2006. This corresponds to an increase of more than 25%. „Therewith, 2006 is the most successful year in the 15 years of our company’s history. ", said Manfred Schubach, the Managing Director. Above all, the sales abroad have performed very well and have risen by 50%. Currently, export sales make up nearly 50% of the firm’s total sales volume. Important partners are companies in Italy, Norway, Switzerland and the United States.
Nearly a third of the turnover and a large part of growth were realized in the key areas of complex optical systems produced for demanding applications in machine vision and metrology in the semiconductor and aerospace and defence industries.
The very good market share in the field of optical microstructures could be extended with new customers e.g. in microscopy or medical technology.
As a result of the encouraging development, six new employees were hired over the year, two of them in R&D projects. Therewith, POG has a total of 90 employees.
„Also in 2007, we intend to continue our successful growth. We already started new investments of around 1.7 million US$ in modernization and expansion of our lens and prism manufacturing. This will also provide the basis for future demanding projects in the custom optical systems market” said Manfred Schubach.