The Lübeck-based company Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA is to cooperate with Jenoptik’s Optical Systems division. Collaboration will focus on the development, production and supply of optoelectronic system solutions.
The long-term strategic collaboration will be based on a cooperation agreement concluded in the 4th quarter of 2011. Jenoptik will develop and produce integrated optoelectronic modules, systems and equipment for Dräger. Among others, strategy workshops where both partners contribute their technological expertise to set up specific development projects represent a key element in this context. The first concrete project agreement is already entered. The total volume is in the lower single-digit million-Euro range and will initially extend over a period of three years.
“We have found a project partner in Jenoptik that covers the entire process chain. We were highly impressed by the company’s expertise in the development of optics, electronics and software,” explained Stefan Kammer, Head of Strategic Purchasing at Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA. Wolfgang Keller, Head of Jenoptik’s Optoelectronic Systems business unit added “We are delighted to have won Dräger, a leading international company in the field of safety technology, as another key customer for our optoelectronic solutions. Our cooperation with Dräger highlights the fact that we, as a system provider of integrated, optoelectronic solutions, can meet the most demanding requirements in terms of development, large-scale production and software integration.” Dräger and Jenoptik have successfully collaborated on thermal imaging cameras for rescue services, especially fire departments, since 2008.
Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Dräger products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, in 2010 Dräger generated revenues of around EUR 2.18 billion. The Dräger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 11,000 employees worldwide. Please visit www.draeger.com for more information.
As an integrated optoelectronics group Jenoptik operates in the five divisions Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems. The Optoelectronic Systems business unit is a provider of integrated optoelectronic system solutions. The business unit has expertise in the development of optics, electronics and software and in manufacturing technologies for the production of polymer-based optical and electronic components and modules as well as in the assembly of entire devices. All important value adding stages for system integration can be implemented by the Optoelectronic Systems business unit from development and design to prototype manufacturing, supply chain management and series production.