LEICA CAMERA AG

LEICA CAMERA AG

Previous company name
LEICA CAMERA GMBH
Name change date
3/31/1986
Company Overview
Leica Camera AG is a group engaged principally in the manufacture, sale and marketing of photographic and optical equipment including binoculars and projectors. The company, with registered office in Solms, Germany, is formerly known as Leica Camera GmbH until March of 1986. It is publicly traded in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the trading symbol LCA1.
Leica Camera is a leading manufacturer of high end optical, mechanical and digital photo and sport optic products. The group produces a comprehensive range of cameras matching the needs of amateurs and professionals likewise. The group’s product portfolio consists of the M-System line of rangefinder system cameras and lenses, and the R-System line of single-lens reflex cameras and lenses. Its product portfolio also includes 35-millimeter and digital-compact cameras, binoculars and spotting scopes, projectors and projection lenses. The group’s subsidiary, Minox, is well known for its pocket cameras and high class binoculars. The main brand produced by the group is marketed under the Leica brand.
The group also provides customer support services for all of its products. The customer service is free of charge even beyond the stated warranty period. Specifically, this refers to exchanging the digital camera’s sensor in the case of a rarely occurring malfunction. The company’s major customers are the camera enthusiasts. The group has operations in the United States, France, The UK, Portugal and Japan. Its shared mission is to deliver better images.
Business Summary
The Company is mainly engaged in the development and supply of precision optical products for professional and individual use. The Company’s product portfolio consists of the M-System line of rangefinder system cameras and lenses, the S-System line for professional use, and the R-System line of single-lens reflex cameras and lenses. Its product portfolio also includes 35-millimeter and digital-compact cameras, binoculars and spotting scopes, projectors and projection lenses. The Company provides customer support services for all of its products, and markets its products through authorized dealers around the world.
Description and history
The Company is an international company in the optical industry, with its headquarters based in Solms, Germany, and a second location in Portugal.

Formerly known as Leica Camera GmbH

Description in German
Seinen Anfang nahm die Entwicklung der Leica Kameras mit einer genialen Erfindung: Oskar Barnack entwickelte die erste Kleinbildkamera der Welt. Andere Meilensteine finden Sie auf unseren Seiten zur Unternehmens- und Produktgeschichte.
Die Leica Camera AG schafft optische Praezisionsprodukte fuer Arbeit und Freizeit. Das hervorragende fotografische Ergebnis durch Praezisionsoptik und -mechanik, das brillante Bild in der Diaprojektion oder von der durch Fernglas und Spektiv beobachteten Natur – sie machen ihren Nutzern Freude.
Erfolgserlebnisse entstehen, wenn in der intensiven Beschaeftigung mit den Produkten neue Sichtweisen entdeckt und fotografische – bei den Fernoptikprodukten sportliche – Fertigkeiten perfektioniert werden.
8/2/2002 RD
Business Line
Engaged principally in the manufacture, sale and marketing of photographic and optical equipment including binoculars and projectors
Subsidiary
LCA HOLDING AG
Advisor
BDO DEUTSCHE WARENTREUHAND AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT WIRTSCHAFTPRUFUNGSGESELLSCHAFT
IPO date
9/19/1996
US SIC Code
3861
Company Address
OSKAR-BARNACK-STRASSE 11

City province or state postal code
35606, SOLMS
Phone: +49 64 42 208 0
Fax: +49 64 42 208 333
Country address: GERMANY
Website url: www.leica-camera.com