Docter Optics is an organization with a modular corporate structure that offers customers worldwide exceptional potential for added value.

  • The automobile industry relies on Docter Optics for highly complex optical components for LED, HID and halogen projection headlights.
  • Docter Optics partners with internationally recognized OEMs in the development, production and assembly of optical, optomechanical and optoelectronic subassemblies as well as complete products and systems.
  • Docter Optics employs dedicated technology and processes to produce complex optical and non-optical components on a large or industrial scale.
  • The company relies on proprietary production techniques and resources that make it possible to deliver semi-finished optical products, prototypes and small production runs quickly and economically.
  • And, last but far from least, Docter Optics customers benefit from the competence and commitment of highly motivated employees in the areas of customer support, engineering and design, mold production, procurement and production.

Compliance

Docter Optics has in place an ISO 19600 Compliance Management System

Compliance with applicable regulations, laws and standards has always been a high priority for Docter Optics. And that explains why the company decided to implement ISO 19600 as early as 2014, which was well before this standard obtained international recognition. Docter Optics thus ranks among Germany’s first internationally active medium-sized companies to introduce a compliance management system and also qualify for ISO 19600 certification. The company’s compliance officer is Oliver Pittig who, as a Member of the Executive Board, is in charge of HR, Organizational Development and Contracting

Quality Management

When it comes to optical products, quality is a factor that can be measured and quantified. We guarantee that the optical components we produce feature the quality called for in the corresponding specifications. Our quality management actually goes much further and is documented by QM Certificates pursuant to ISO 9001, 13485, 14001, 19600 and 50001.

  • Environmental protection
  • Environmentally friendly materials
  • Proper disposal of waste
  • Social responsibility towards employees
  • Investment in energy-saving technology
  • Responsible use of resources

 

HISTORY OF DOCTER OPTICS

With HeadLED®, a recently developed compact component for LED headlights, Docter Optics offers an efficient and competitive solution for A and B class automobiles as well as two-wheeled vehicles.

2015

Docter Optics Components GmbH puts a new plant into operation in Neustadt/Orla that permits production of optical and other technical components from glass immediately as it leaves the furnace.

2014

In order to enhance our ability to meet current and future challenges as the company grows and expands its activities at the European and international levels, Docter Optics GmbH starts to operate as Docter Optics SE (Societas Europea).

2013

Docter Optics develops DOCFast®, a new fast-molding process that permits inline production of optical components with complex surface geometries from glass leaves the furnace.

2011

Docter Optics uses its Glass-Fast-Molding process to produce aspheres for imaging applications in industry.

2010

Docter Optics ships the first prototypes of light pipes/concentrators for Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) power plants.

2009

Docter Optics ships the world’s first free-form projection lenses for full-LED headlights for a production SUV, the Cadillac Escalade Platinum, and introduces the Stilar 2.8/8 super-wide-angle lens especially for 1.2" sensor chips.

2008

Docter Optics develops the world’s first free-form lens system for LED projection headlights.

2007

Docter Optics presents the world’s first production models of LED projection lenses made of optical glass at the SAE Congress.

2006

Docter Optics launches pioneers two-sided molding of optical lenses with its proprietary DOC3D® process and establishes a new production location in the Czech Republic.

2004

The Dr. Hamkens GmbH acquires all shares of the Docter Optics GmbH held by Bosch.

2001

Dedication of new headquarters building in Neustadt an der Orla, Germany.

1999

Docter Optics Inc. is established in Mesa, Arizona, USA.

1997

Rodenstock Technologie Holding GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH and Hella KG Hueck & Co. become shareholders.

1996

Acquisition of VEB Carl Zeiss Jena locations in Saalfeld and Schleiz, Germany.

1991

Incorporation in Wetzlar, Germany.

1984