5 June 2020

OptoSigma Europe SAS Expands with New Office in Germany


Yoko Difrancia


June 1st, 2020, Paris - OptoSigma Europe (France) launched its first office outside France. The company has selected Munich, Germany where OptoSigma has the biggest market growth and largest share since its European division was established in 2014. This expansion aims to reinforce the presence of the OptoSigma brand over Germany and Eastern Europe. The new office will serve not only Germany but also Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

“The decision to expand our presence in the Eastern EU region was a logical step for us, and with the new office in Munich, we will be able to respond with more flexibility and efficiency to our customers and the rapid changes in the photonics industry, all within these major countries of Europe”, Guy Ear, CEO & President.

With this development, OptoSigma Europe hired two (2) local Regional Sales Managers, Mr. Axel Haunholter and Mr. Andreas Bichler.


Axel Haunholter, MS in Photonics and BS in Physics, has over 6 years’ experiences in the field of Photonics since he graduated from the Munich University of Applied Science. Axel’s success is due to his involvement and passion in his work. He is always willing and pleased to support requirements and challenges from customers.


Andreas Bichler, BS in Engineering, since he graduated from the Munich University of Applied Science, Andreas has always kept growing his experience in the Photonics and Engineering field. His attitude is always “Ready to help” customers. A highly customer-orientated mind-set which fits very well into OptoSigma’s company culture.


About OptoSigma

A subsidiary of Sigma Koki headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, OptoSigma is a world leader in optics, opto-mechanics, manual and motorized positioning components, and thin film coating. We are committed to providing unrivaled service and engineering insight for our customers on every product we offer. Our global manufacturing locations enable us to offer the best selection from stock while accommodating custom orders of all types and quantities. Discover why thousands of customers worldwide rely on OptoSigma.

About OIDA

OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA), operated as a division of The Optical Society (OSA), serves and represents organizations engaged in the business of optics and photonics—from start-ups to Fortune 500s. In support of its member companies, OIDA promotes and protects the business of optics and photonics in driving innovation, creating jobs, and accelerating growth in the U.S. and around the world. OIDA provides exclusive roadmap reports and market data for the industry, serves as the voice of the industry to government and academia, acts as a liaison with several trade associations worldwide and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optics and photonics community.

About Optica

Optica (formerly OSA) is dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics worldwide. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica’s renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement.

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