Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/11/11

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Subject: [Leica] Leitz Park Wetzlar for Mark
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Sun Nov 11 16:00:06 2007
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Mark, you must have missed it, there was a whole thread about the 
developments in Wetzlar quite a while ago.
Come to think of it, it was on LRFLEX not here.

Here's what I wrote in early May of this year

Information from the Giessen newspapers (15.02.07)

Weller (precision engineering) has bought into Zeiss-Hensoldt in Wetzlar 
with ACM (Kaufmann) money.
ACM (or perhaps Kaufmann in some other guise) is now responsible for 
coating technologies and prototype construction for Leica Microsystems CMS.
ACM has a major sharehold in Via Optik, a leading producer of optical 
systems employing plastics  and supplying the automotive industry with 
ACM also has a large share capital in S?? (coatings) and Sensitec (sensors)

The city of Wetzlar now mentions a 110,000 square meter site in the 
industrial park at Spilburg close to the motorway exit Wetzlar South/

Whether this corresponds with the planning of a centre for optical, 
precision engineering and sensor technologies planned by ACM is not 
clear, neither is the identity of the three companies intending to 
relocate to this site.

Report in March 2007

The planned optical industrial park in Wetzlar is taking shape.
The Leitz Park GmbH (ltd) confirmed that they have now purchased the 13 
hectare site (Schanzenfeld), close to  Autobahn 45, from the city of 
It is possible that, in the future, the three optical concerns Leica 
Camera AG, Via Optic GmbH and Uwe Weller Feinwerktechnik GmbH may move 
to the new site.
The Salzburg based ACM holds shares in all three companies, ACM already 
announced in February that they intend to move Leica back to Wetzlar.

A definitive announcement should have been made in March according to 
Austrian newspapers. ACM only confirms Weller and Via Optic as 
"candidates " for the new site

HR-online (Hessen Radio) also mentions that ACM intends to build a Leica 
Museum on the site.

Mark Rabiner wrote:
> Notice I saw Wetzlar not Solms. Getting ahead of myself as usual.
> The 40-acre Leica Park in Wetzlar
> Not a topic on the LUG yet!
> Mark William Rabiner
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Replies: Reply from henningw at (Henning Wulff) ([Leica] Leitz Park Wetzlar for Mark)
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