FEINWERKOPTIK ZÜND IN BRIEF
Feinwerkoptik Zünd AG supplies different industry sector European-wide and in USA with optical and opto-mechanical products as well as with services within the range of product and process development. These products and services provide innovative solutions with additional value to the customer. The company is located in Werdenberg whose small town with 55-60 inhabitants is proud to be the smallest city of Switzerland. There are around 20 employees and trainees occupied who take new challenges everyday and mastering them with commitment within the team. Feinwerkoptik Zünd AG characterizes itself as innovative and creative, quality driven, customer orientated and delivery reliable. Established as a family enterprise in 1991, the company has been developed to a versatile supplier for optical components and services.
The company lets the interests of all partners - customer, suppliers and employees - flow into company's considerations. That leads to mutual trust which generates sustainable success.
What makes us different?
INNOVATION AND QUALITY
Individually adapted to our international customers of Photonics industry, we develop and produce innovative miniaturized optical systems and components with high demand to quality.
PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION
The cooperative teamwork internally with team members and externally with our partners result in creative solutions with sustainable success and constant delivery reliability.
QUALITY FROM SWITZERLAND
EXPERTISE IN MINIATURIZED OPTICS
HIGHEST QUALITY AS OUR STANDARD
MORE SERVICE, MORE SECURITY
MINIATURIZATION IN PERFECTION
Expanded product development
In 2018, we were able to add to our product development team. Since then, we have also been comprehensively there for our customers in development.
Our team has grown
Feinwerkoptik Zünd now employs 27 competent and motivated staff.
New product on its way
Together with Optotune we are working on a smallest focusable endoscope with liquid lens.
From 1977 to 1991, Johann Zünd had collected a lot of experience in different companies producing optical components. In 1990, Johann Zünd decided to go into business for himself and founded Feinwerkoptik Zünd AG on the 21.02.1991. The company was located in Buchs, Switzerland, in an apartment.
His wife, Beatrice Zünd, had supported him with dedication in all his decisions. Together, they built up a team with five employees to produce lenses and prisms for illumination optics.
1993, the decision was made to manufacture miniaturized optics for medical applications. Rod lenses and objective lenses were the very first products within this field of optical components. Years of establishment in markets Switzerland and Germany followed as well as years of technical improvement of products, diversity, volumes and quality. With certification ISO 9001 in 1997, the demand for highest quality was expressed again. Not only quality but also complexity of products was moved into a higher level shown by the single-unit production of prismatic assembly e.g. SPIFFI.
2003, Feinwerkoptik Zünd AG moved to Werdenberg due to team member increasing up to eight and higher volume of sales. More than 1000 square meters for production and engineering provide for perfect conditions to realize high tech optics. The number of team members was increased to 15 by the year 2007 and the infrastructure was expanded and modernized. Also in 2007, the aprenticeship training for the very first Glasbearbeiterin started. She did it well and completed in 2009 with success.
2012 René Zünd – the son of Beatrice and Johann Zünd – entered Feinwerkoptik Zünd AG as designated follower. 2013, the first optical systems were designed and developed in Feinwerkoptik Zünd AG. 2013 Since 2018, we have an extensive product development team and we now employ 27 people.