Leica Microsystems GmbH: In the top team worldwide – with the user for the user

Leica Microsystems regards itself as a pioneer in the field of optical high-tech precision systems for analysing microstructures. The company is one of the market leaders in the fields of light micro­­scopy, confocal laser microscopy and image analysis, sample preparation of microscopic objects and in medical technology. Products from Leica Micro­systems are used particularly in the areas of bio­­medical research, bio­­­technology, medicine, materials science, industrial quality control and forensics. With 14 manufacturing plants in eleven countries, sales and distribution centres in 19 countries and an international dealer network, the company is active in over 100 countries.

The heart of the Wetzlar plant is the Leica Optic Centre, one of the company’s com­­petence centres, where experienced and highly qualified opticians, precision engineers and elec­­trical engineers produce high-performance optical products for microscopes with extreme precision. In addition, Leica’s own optical technology in Wetzlar is further developed for other manu­facturing locations. Wetzlar is also the head­­­quarters of Leica Micro­­­­systems’ inter­­na­­­­­­tional management.



  1. Address

    Ernst-Leitz-Straße 17–37
    D-35578 Wetzlar
    Telefon +49 (0) 6441 29-0
    Telefax +49 (0) 6441 29-2590
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  3. Business Activity

    life sciences, histopathology,
    industry, medical technology