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.


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



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.


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.


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).


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


Incorporation in Wetzlar, Germany.