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With a true passion for business, optics pioneer Karl Steiner establishes Steiner Optik GmbH in 1947. Despite the difficult economical post-war situation the newly found, innovative company grows from a one-man factory to a more than 50-employee company within 6 years. Offering products from small cameras to binoculars and special lenses, Karl Steiner soon realizes that the company’s future lies within the production of professional high-quality binoculars. This revolutionary idea set high standards within the optics industry and Steiner optic soon becomes the world-leading quality binocular manufacturer. It is the year 1973 when father Karl steps down and his son Carl Steiner continues to run the family business. Putting his heart into further developing his father’s innovative product ideas, Carl Steiner manages to strengthen the company’s position and Steiner Optik becomes the world’s leading company in binocular production with products available in over 45 countries.
Faithful to the traditions upon which his father founded the company, Carl Steiner held on to his commitments of unsurpassed quality, to keep the production location in Germany, to create new jobs and career opportunities for his employees, expert training of his staff of now approximately 300 and a constant investment in research and development. Today, Steiner manufactures binoculars for the military, marine , hunting, outdoor, birding and leisure activities. The name Steiner stands for performance optics.