OWIS, headquartered in Staufen i. Br. in the southwest of Germany, celebrates this year its 35-year anniversary. The company can look back on a successful development history: Since its founding in 1980, OWIS has become a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art precision components for the optical beam handling and of micro and of nano-hybrid positioning systems.
The founding impulse of OWIS was formed primarily by the need for individually manufactured opto-mechanical parts, a segment where only few suppliers were present. In particular, there was a lack of companies that were willing to produce customized solutions in very small numbers. From the very beginning, OWIS has concentrated on this market segment with ingenuity and innovative strength and has become increasingly specialized. Furthermore, OWIS belongs to the first companies having system components set up on profile rails in their delivery range. This system is now found in almost all laboratories in the world. The targeted development of the products and the con-tinuous expansion of the product portfolio with excellent quality are still essential guarantees of success.
The Management set a milestone with the 390 square meter hall, which is in operation since February 2014. The plant expansion made it pos-sible to almost double the production capacity and therefore, continu-ously entering new market segments.
The owner-run family company has about 50 employees and is repre-sented through agencies or own employees worldwide. In Germany, Austria, Denmark and in the Benelux Countries distribution is handled by the own field sales force. Individual solutions are jointly designed with the customers on request locally. Customers from universities, laboratories, industry enterprises and many more appreciate OWIS because of their high level of competence and reliability as well as the exemplary quality and compatibility of their products. For OWIS, quality and precision “Made in Germany” have top priority, not least ensured by the certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001.