Long-term value creation as a solid foundation
We consequently gear our activities towards our motto "Sharing Excellence". Our aim is to secure the company’s value creation in the long-term in order to establish a solid foundation for sustainable, profitable growth. Our main emphasis is on further expansion and success on the global market and a greater focus on distribution.
With innovative solutions, we not only want to open up markets, but we also want to make an important contribution to the sustainable development and protection of resources. Our continued internationalization, operational excellence and reliable supplier management are key factors that allow us to establish a solid foundation for long-term, targeted value creation.
Efficient processes for operational excellence
We regularly scrutinize our processes to make them more efficient, to harmonize them and to reduce costs. We have been promoting our excellence program for many years: Purchasing is handled centrally and the supply chain is optimized. We also improve logistics and streamline production.
The Go Lean program was launched in 2012. It is part of the excellence program and directs our production towards greater efficiency. Operational costs are reduced, production lead times are shortened, quality is improved and synergies are utilized through process streamlining.
The aim of the JOE program (Jenoptik One ERP) is to establish a uniform ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. This company software, based on SAP, is standardized throughout the group and the world and is intended to make processes and data more transparent. Operational and commercial functions are made more efficient and processes are simplified.
Commercial success through innovation
Research collaboration and association memberships
Jenoptik cooperates with research institutions and university institutes in order to develop expertise in partnership with others that expands our commercial innovation work and bring about new solutions:
- Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF), Jena
- Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), Aachen
- Ferdinand Braun Institute, Leibniz Institute for High Frequency Technology (FBH), Berlin
- German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transportation Systems, Braunschweig
- Friedrich Schiller University (FSU), Jena
- Ernst Abbe University , Jena
- Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT), Jena
- Ilmenau University of Technology
- Kaiserslautern University of Technology
- Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT), Aachen, including the Machine Tool Laboratory at RWTH Aachen (WZL)
- University of Kiel (CAU), Kiel
From global seller to global player
By expanding in the Asian and American regions, we are developing our global presence further in order to firmly establish technical sales and the service network in both the existing and the new markets. Our Asian holding company in Singapore has handled our entire Asian business since 2013 and promoted its development. We serve the North American market from our locations in Jupiter, Florida and Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Support for global megatrends
In order to meet the demands of our customers and achieve our growth targets, we are constantly expanding our global distribution and service network. By aligning the organization with current market requirements, we not only minimize the risks arising in domestic and foreign markets but we can also take advantage of any resulting opportunities.
We are active in several sectors, making us better able to balance out the cyclical weaknesses in individual markets. Our long-term skills development in our business areas often gives us a greater degree of stability in the midst of competition.
We see particular potential in those markets that support megatrends:
- Digitization of the world
- The growing need for health
- Mobility and efficiency
- The global expansion of infrastructure.
Quality management with a long tradition
More detailed information about our Quality management.