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.