A truly global company, SCHNEIDER has sales and service locations in all the main optics hot spots in the world as well as a network of local representatives and agencies.


Founded in 1986 by Gunter Schneider in Steffenberg-Quotshausen, SCHNEIDER quickly grew to a top position with an average annual increase of 10-20% in revenue. In 2012, the company moved its headquarters to their current location in Fronhausen. The majority of all research and development as well as production takes place in the headquarters in Fronhausen and the additional locations in Quotshausen, Dreieich, and Reichelsheim. Each year, about 8 to 10 development projects are kicked off and more than 500 machines are produced.

Quick Facts

  • Type: Headquarters - Research & development, production, sales, customer support
  • President & Owner: Gunter Schneider
  • Founding year: 1986
  • Locations: Fronhausen, Quotshausen, Reichelsheim
Kurt Atchison President SCHNEIDER US - Schneider Optical Machines


The first subsidiary, established in the 90s, SCHNEIDER US is the address for expert assistance in both precision optics and ophthalmics. Originally based in Rochester, NY, the offices soon moved to Texas. From the Frisco offices, Kurt Atchison and his team offer sales and service support along with parts and consumables to the company‘s North American customer base. SCHNEIDER US is consistently growing at a rapid rate and is the biggest SCHNEIDER subsidiary.

Quick Facts

  • Type: Sales, customer support, spare parts & consumables
  • President: Kurt Atchison
  • Founding year: 1996
  • Location: Frisco, TX


In 2008, SCHNEIDER expanded its operations in Asia with the establishment of a local service and support office in Bangkok to support the various large production labs situated in the region. Soon after, in 2010, sales offices in Hong Kong were added serving the demands of the local ophthalmic, precision optics, and ultra-precision optics industry to be followed by a Shanghai office shortly after - the current headquarter of the Asian operations. SCHNEIDER Asia is the company's second largest subsidiary.

Quick Facts

  • Type: Sales, customer support, spare parts & consumables
  • Founding year: 2008
  • Locations: Shanghai, Bangkok
Ulisses Peres - President Schneider LatAm

SCHNEIDER Latin America

SCHNEIDER’s Latin American were opened 2008 in Rio de Janeiro and relocated in 2012 to their current location in Sᾶo Paulo. The team, lead by Ulisses Peres, offers sales and provides service and support along with spare parts and consumables to labs in the region ever since.


Quick Facts

  • Type: Sales, customer support, spare parts & consumables
  • Founding year: 2008
  • President: Ulisses Peres
  • Location: São Paulo