Light is a high-tech tool. It enables state-of-the-art applications in medicine, high-precision measuring and it serves as a reliable carrier of information in communication. These are just three examples of the areas in which the Berliner Glas Group has been operating for over 60 years. The group consists of medium-sized enterprises that with their experience and over 1,100 employees consistently push the development of optical technologies and technical glass processing. The high standards of quality require extensive expertise also in production and most especially innovative manufacturing technologies. In order to achieve the final accuracies in the nanometre range, the Berliner Glas Group relies on high-precision machining centres, like the DIXI 210 from DMG MORI, right at the beginning of the process chain.
The Berliner Glas Group of today has very little in common with the simple glass wholesale company founded by the father of Dr. Herbert Kubatz in 1952. The portfolio encompasses optical key components, assemblies and systems – including prisms, lenses, measuring devices and cameras. The company generates 90 percent of its turnover with such high-tech products. Leading producers from the semi-conductor industry trust in the quality of the Berliner Glas Group as do suppliers of medical technology and manufacturers of displays. With mirrors for satellite modules they even have some sophisticated space travel applications.
Its focus on the technology sector means that the Berliner Glas Group undertakes continuous further development and consistently searches for new market sectors. This has led to consistent growth and expansion abroad in the last decades – it has locations in the USA, Switzerland and China – which will help strengthen the position of the company in the future. The Berliner Glas Group remains loyal to its headquarters in Berlin Neukölln, where over half its employees work. Products are developed here and produced in a complex process chain with all the necessary technical competence. The Berliner Glas Group ensures its future staffing needs itself with a training quota of eight percent.