Meyer Optik Görlitz is Back and They Are Being Transparent
Meyer Optik Görlitz is again because of OPC Optics and so they hope to not make the identical errors as the corporate that initially tried to revive the model. So far they’ve launched two press releases, which you’ll learn beneath, however the second might be essentially the most fascinating because it contains:

Somnium and Nocturnus ranges in the interim. In line with feedback previously on numerous on-line platforms, boards and many others., the present Meyer Optik workers additionally quickly grew to become conscious that internally the Somnium was truly a modified Russian lens and the Nocturnus was a modified Chinese lens.

It appears like two of Meyer Optik Görlitz costlier lenses had been largely a Russian and Chinese design. Meyer will discontinue these lenses for now and won’t proceed lots of their former practices like crowdfunding. The first lenses manufactured solely in Germany from Meyer Optik ought to begin to ship across the finish of 2019 after they end the acquisition. There can also be information about guarantee help and a few current inventory that’s left.

As a part of the takeover of the model, OPC Optics additionally acquired the earlier producer’s inventory of completed items. These lenses have been checked by OPC and can be on the market at enormously lowered costs, for so long as shares final. OPC Optics will, in fact, honor ensures and warranties for two years from the date of buy. Any subsequent manufacturing of those lens designs or their elements isn’t envisaged within the present improvement plan.

You can learn the total press releases beneath.

Meyer Optik Görlitz relaunched by OPC Optics following insolvency

Bad Kreuznach – 12th December 2018 –OPC Optical Precision Components Europe GmbH, based mostly in Bad Kreuznach, has acquired the Meyer Optik Görlitz trademark rights from the bancrupt web SE, or SEMI Management GmbH. By taking on Meyer Optik Görlitz, the specialist in aspherical and spherical glass lenses is now additionally making its entrance within the shopper market. Using its personal in-house technological experience and synergies in lens manufacturing, current merchandise can be optimized, manufacturing processes professionalized and new merchandise developed. Following web SE’s regrettable and at instances inglorious demise, throughout which Meyer Optik appeared to be consigned to oblivion, this improvement is nice information for the numerous Meyer Optik followers internationally, because it means the continuation of the acclaimed collection of lenses – such because the Trioplan.

“Following a successful relaunch in 2014, it was regrettable to see how Meyer Optik Görlitz then increasingly lost its reputation in the market through fluctuations in quality, the many crowdfunding projects on a range of platforms, sometimes running in parallel, pre-sales of unreleased lenses via its own website and ongoing delivery delays. Nevertheless, we now have an opportunity to successfully and professionally re-establish a classic German brand with a long tradition in photography,” says Timo Heinze, Managing Director of OPC Optics. “To do that, we can be taking a very totally different, extra conservative strategy, with no crowdfunding schemes or product pre-ordering. As a producer, you merely should take time to develop a model like this, to permit your personal capacities to develop accordingly and to ensure constantly prime quality.”

Optimization of current merchandise and modifications to the manufacturing course of
The current Meyer Optik portfolio not too long ago included round 12 collection of lenses. This portfolio, thought-about fairly giant for a distinct segment producer, can be analyzed and streamlined accordingly. It is anticipated that fashionable strains, such because the Trioplan 100 and the P58 (Primoplan), can be continued. At the second, it’s unclear whether or not the launch of lenses which had simply been introduced by web SE, such because the APO Plasmat 105 or the Nocturnus DSLR, will ever be realized. As a specialist in high-precision aspherical and spherical lenses, OPC Optics will study and refine lens fashions that are thought-about to be firmly established.

“With our in-house technical expertise, refinement is an obvious and completely logical step. First of all, we will carry out an analysis of the existing constructions and designs. Thanks to the ultimate in high end measuring and manufacturing technology, we are in a position to produce the existing lenses with absolute precision, therefore improving their optical performance. Manufacture of the mechanical components and lens assembly will remain in Germany, to ensure the highest possible quality”, explains Heinze.

Traditional gross sales strategies – no crowdfunding, no pre-ordering
In distinction to the earlier, now bancrupt provider of Meyer Optik lenses, OPC Optics will search to market Meyer Optik utilizing conventional strategies. Crowdfunding and pre-ordering of unreleased merchandise won’t function within the enterprise mannequin. In future, OPC Optics will deal with utilizing direct gross sales and bricks and mortar images shops. In this manner, OPC Optics intends to have a problem-free and, above all, clear interplay with its clients.

No debt assumption
The takeover by OPC Optics contains all trademark rights for Meyer Optik Görlitz and related merchandise. Outstanding claims from clients and suppliers stay with web SE. Creditors ought to subsequently contact the online SE directors relating to such issues. As a provider of high-precision aspheric lenses, OPC Optics can also be among the many suppliers to web SE with excellent claims in opposition to them.

As a part of the repositioning of the model, OPC Optics is wanting into whether or not it will likely be attainable to supply value reductions on new purchases of accessible lenses to web SE clients who’ve paid for a lens however not obtained it. On request, clients would possibly be capable of obtain a reduction, on a person foundation. When or whether or not such this can be attainable can’t be confirmed at current.

About Meyer Optik Görlitz
Meyer Optik Görlitz has an extended historical past as a German producer of high-quality lenses. Founded in 1896, Meyer Optik Görlitz has been in virtually steady existence for round 120 years. Thanks to the creativity which makes the Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses attainable, the model enjoys big recognition worldwide – right now as a lot as at all times.

About OPC Optics
OPC Optics was based as an organization in 2016 and relies in Bad Kreuznach. In addition to offering technical recommendation for tasks and contract measuring of optical elements, OPC Optics is primarily often known as a specialist in high-precision aspheric and spherical lenses, in addition to double aspheric lenses, achromatic lenses and meeting models. Its clients embody firms concerned in images, medical know-how, automotive and laser know-how. With state-of-the-art machines, OPC Optics focuses on offering the very best attainable high quality and precision within the manufacture of glass lenses. As a results of complete documentation of your complete course of, from molten glass to uncooked glass processing, proper by way of to the completed lens, OPC Optics is trusted by clients all all over the world

Successful begin to the yr for Meyer Optik Görlitz

Bad Kreuznach – 27. Februar 2019 – Following the takeover by OPC Optics, Meyer Optik is taking its first steps again into the general public eye by launching a very new web site. It has been some time for the reason that press launch in December 2018 saying the takeover of the model, however this time has been used intensively to investigate the prevailing merchandise, establish enhancements and punctiliously plan and implement the corporate’s subsequent steps.

“Once all the information about the portfolio, the technical designs etc. had been handed over to us, we realized relatively quickly that we would need to invest considerable time and effort to establish a professional infrastructure. Meyer Optik is now benefiting from the combined experience I have gained during my many years working in the optics industry and the various positions I have held in large companies in this field,” explains Timo Heinze, Managing Director of OPC Optics. “It’s fair to say that the previous organization and processes shocked us on occasions. A range of new systems was absolutely necessary to establish a professional standard of production. Seamless documentation and control is essential, be it in development, for external and internal communication or for production planning, for example.”

New vary of lenses has been streamlined
After analyzing the portfolio of merchandise most not too long ago bought and marketed by the earlier provider, a call was made to discontinue the Somnium and Nocturnus ranges in the interim. In line with feedback previously on numerous on-line platforms, boards and many others., the present Meyer Optik workers additionally quickly grew to become conscious that internally the Somnium was truly a modified Russian lens and the Nocturnus was a modified Chinese lens.

“That is an absolute no go. As a German manufacturer using the ‘Made in Germany’ quality seal, this is a shameful indictment. These lenses may be perfectly good in their own right, but their production methods and marketing goes against all our principles,” states Heinze. “With us, nothing of this nature will occur. At the same time, we are not ruling out launching lenses with similar characteristics in the future. But if we did decide to do so, they would, of course, be our own designs and produced by us, in order to genuinely earn the ‘Made in Germany’ label.”

Planned refinements and developments
Meyer Optik is at the moment inserting vital emphasis on the refinement and optimization of current merchandise and the event of extra product ranges. As a consequence, a few of the most not too long ago accessible lenses will simply be improved barely, while different fashions could have a extra radical overhaul.

“We have had in-depth discussions with our partners and with photographers, and we have collated all the customer feedback about each individual lens in order to carry out the most comprehensive and meaningful analysis possible. We have gained valuable insights in all areas, starting with the lens design, through to the mechanics, the assembly and the most important link in the chain, the photographer, all of which are now being incorporated into the ongoing developments. We have also identified some opportunities for optimizing the lenses used previously. We expect the new models to offer improved image performance, better mechanical quality, a more comfortable feel and to be more user-friendly. Of course, while making these changes, the unique character of each individual lens will still be retained,” explains Heinze.

The present expectation is that the primary new variations of earlier lenses, such because the Trioplan 100, can be able to be launched from summer time 2019. Details of latest merchandise, that are being developed on the identical time, are anticipated to be launched within the second half of 2019.

Long-term collaborations with associate firms in Germany
At the start of the yr, profitable talks had been held with German firms working within the fields of optical and mechanical lens design, in addition to precision engineering, and long-term collaborations had been agreed. By doing this, OPC Optics can draw on years of expertise within the areas of design and mechanical manufacturing, consolidating its personal experience in all elements of high-precision glass lens manufacturing. This has paved the way in which for the manufacturing of high-quality Meyer Optik merchandise, manufactured solely in Germany.

New web site now accessible
For anybody , the brand new web site is now accessible at www.meyer-optik-goerlitz.com. In future, clients will be capable of purchase Meyer lenses by way of the web site. There can also be intensive details about the historical past of Meyer and present manufacturing processes. Information on extra matters, such because the Meyer philosophy, will observe shortly. The web site may even quickly be accessible in English. In addition to information and helpful details about images, there may even be alternatives for buyer interplay. Amongst different issues, guests will be capable of touch upon the product portfolio.

A sale of inventory from the takeover
As a part of the takeover of the model, OPC Optics additionally acquired the earlier producer’s inventory of completed items. These lenses have been checked by OPC and can be on the market at enormously lowered costs, for so long as shares final. OPC Optics will, in fact, honor ensures and warranties for two years from the date of buy. Any subsequent manufacturing of those lens designs or their elements isn’t envisaged within the present improvement plan.

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