The Schneider Group specializes in developing and producing high-performance lenses for industrial optics, photography and film as well as cinema projection lenses, filter systems and precision mechanics. The group includes Jos. Schneider Optische Werke, founded in Bad Kreuznach in 1913, and its subsidiaries Pentacon (Dresden), Schneider-Optics (New York, Los Angeles), Schneider Asia Pacific (Hongkong) and Schneider Optical Technologies (Shenzhen). The company’s main brand is “Schneider-Kreuznach”. It has over 600 employees worldwide, with nearly 400 based in its German headquarters. For many years, the Group has been a world market leader in the area of high-performance lenses.