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Deutscher Industrieverband für optische, medizinische und mechatronische Technologien e.V.

The SPECTARIS Association


The German Industrial Association for Optical, Medical and Mechatronical Technologies Inc. (SPECTARIS) is the embodiment of unity in diversity. We focus the strength of our heterogeneous industrial sector, which enables us to represent the interests of our member companies and to act as a strong community.

SPECTARIS stands for:

Dynamism because we react instantly to developments in our sector, thus enabling our member companies to seize opportunities for future success;
Know-how Pool because we impart knowledge and promote the exchange of knowledge;
Service because service is high on our list of priorities.

The most important task of SPECTARIS is to represent the interests of its member companies towards outside parties. Through the Association’s political activities, PR work and sector-specific marketing, the member companies have a voice and speak with one voice. At the same time, SPECTARIS – always acting dynamically and quickly - formulates new tasks and opens up new markets. Because this is the only way to ensure that the modern, innovative high tech products from the sectors of Consumer Optics, Photonics, Precision Technology, Mechatronics and Medical Technology – in their capacity as key and cross-section technologies - continue to be applied in almost all sectors of the economy. All this helps to secure the international competitiveness of the German manufacturing industry in these areas and – consequently - production locations and employment.

Trade associations

SPECTARIS actively imparts knowledge. We provide our members with the knowledge they need. We are the know-how pool of the branch. We are the meeting point of the branch and offer opportunities for interchange.

Considering the heterogeneous character of our industry, the deeper interchange of ideas takes place within the individual trade associations:

  • Consumer Optics
  • Photonics + Precision Technology
  • Medical Technology

Service is one of the top priorities of SPECTARIS. At the same time, the range of services is subject to constant extension. In 2002, SPECTARIS was awarded the DGVM Innovation Award in recognition of extraordinary achievements in the fields of association management, representation of interests and marketing of its members. (DGVM: German Society of Association Management).


Deutscher Industrieverband für optische, medizinische und mechatronische Technologien e.V.
Kirchweg 2
50858 Köln
Tel: 0221/948628-0
Fax: 0221/948628-80

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