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Better Together: Partnership of Two Industry Leaders Provides Fast and Easy Access to Optical Filters

Two top brands, Edmund Optics® and SCHOTT, have expanded their collaboration to better serve customer needs.

6/17/2020, Barrington, NJ USA   —

Edmund Optics® and SCHOTT have formed a strategic partnership to enable customers to have access to the highest of quality polished optical glass filters from SCHOTT, with the exceptional customer service and fast shipping of Edmund Optics.

"We are now working even closer together," Marcus Knöbel, Executive Vice President of SCHOTT’s Business Unit Advanced Optics and Samuel Sadoulet, President and COO of Edmund Optics, jointly stated. "This enhanced partnership enables both brands to provide many additional benefits to customers."

Both companies have been working together for more than 30 years and this new partnership will ensure a globally optimal solution to respond to customer needs, especially for small quantities of customized polished optical glass filters. Inquiries for SCHOTT’s standard portfolio of optical filters can now be more easily processed through Edmund Optics. This expansion will also significantly increase the service profile of Edmund Optics’ German manufacturing facility, known as ITOS, that has had a long-term partnership with SCHOTT for over 20 years.

"This partnership will drive fast and easy access to components using SCHOTT materials in Europe and in a next step in China for both standard products and custom designs for prototype and small volume quantities, as well as high volumes." says Knöbel. Sadoulet adds, "We will now be able to offer additional flexible solutions to our customers by applying our leading customer service to an even larger product range."

Edmund Optics and SCHOTT officially expanded this partnership on June 17, 2020 with a "virtual handshake." Watch the video on our website:

About EO:

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading global supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics technology. EO designs and manufactures a wide array of optical components, multi-element lenses, imaging systems, and optomechanical equipment, while supporting OEM applications with volume production of stock and custom products. Customers can purchase items by calling 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog, or the website at


SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass, glass-ceramics and related high-tech materials. With over 130 years of experience, the company is an innovative partner to many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT has a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 34 countries. In the 2018/2019 fiscal year, the group generated sales of EUR 2.2 billion with over 16,200 employees. SCHOTT AG has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. This is one of the oldest private and largest science-promoting foundations in Germany. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society, and the environment.

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