Jenoptik invests in Japan and takes over a long-standing joint venture completely
In future Jenoptik will hold 100 percent of the shares in the Japanese company JENOPTIK Japan Co.
Jenoptik acquires the remaining 33.42 percent of the shares in JENOPTIK Japan Co. Ltd. from its joint venture partner Kantum Ushikata Mfg. Co., Ltd. and thus transfers the joint venture to a wholly owned Jenoptik Group subsidiary. The two business partners have agreed not to disclose the purchase price of the shares.
Jenoptik Japan, based in Yokohama, has ten employees and generates sales in the single-digit million euro range. The company was founded in 2005 as a joint venture between Kantum and Jenoptik and initially started as a sales company for diode lasers. Today the business of Jenoptik Japan comprises photonic components, systems and machines from Jenoptik – in addition to diode lasers, above all laser systems, optics and industrial measurement technology.
“Japan is a strategically very important market for our internationalization. We can build on a good foundation and advance the further development in Japan. In the future, we will continue to invest primarily in our sales organization and our footprint in Japan. We would like to thank our long-standing partner Kantum for the many years of joint partnership,” says Jenoptik President & CEO Stefan Traeger.
With photonic technologies Jenoptik is focusing on OEM customers and system suppliers (Tier ones) with production facilities in and outside Japan and is further expanding its proximity to customers. Under the motto “More International” – the third pillar of Jenoptik’s Strategy 2022 besides “More Focus” and “More Innovation” – the photonic technology group is structuring and strengthening its international business and sees growth opportunities mainly in Asia.
Jenoptik is a globally operating technology group, which is active in three photonics-based divisions, Light & Optics, Light & Production, and Light & Safety, together with its mechatronics business managed under the VINCORION brand name. Optical technologies, systems, and solutions form the basis of our business. Our key markets primarily include the semiconductor equipment industry, the medical technology, automotive, mechanical engineering, traffic, aviation, and security and defense technology industries. JENOPTIK AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the Jenoptik Group employs more than 4,000 people around the world.