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11 November 2020, 11:37 am – OptoIndex

November, 2020: Berliner Glas Group is now part of ASML


In July 2020 ASML, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment,
announced that it agreed to acquire Berliner Glas Group, including all subsidiaries.
Today, both companies announce the successful closing of this transaction.


The current management team of the Berliner Glas Group will continue to run the company
and will be complemented with ASML management. The contacts for customers and
suppliers will remain the same.


Dr. Andreas Nitze, CEO of the Berliner Glas Group: “We are very pleased that we were able
to close this transaction so quickly. Today marks a new beginning in the corporate history of
the Berliner Glas Group – from a family-owned international company to a global
corporation. Since we have been working with ASML for a long time, we are convinced that
we will fit very well into the ASML organization. The corporate cultures and values of our
companies are very similar and compatible. We will bundle our competencies and resources
and continue the success story together.”


Peter Wennink, President & CEO of ASML: “Today, we welcome 1,600 new colleagues into
ASML so this is an exciting day for us as well. We have enjoyed working with Berliner Glas in
the past and we value their innovation. We look forward to strengthening this collaboration
further. In the coming months we will work closely together to get to know each other even
better and to plan for the future.”


About the Berliner Glas Group
The Berliner Glas Group (www.berlinerglasgroup.com) is one of the world’s leading providers of optical
key components, assemblies and systems, high-quality refined technical glass as well as glass touch
assemblies. With more than 1,600 employees, the BERLINER GLAS GROUP develops, produces and
integrates optics, mechanics and electronics into innovative system solutions for its customers. As OEM
partners from concept to volume production, the Berliner Glas Group companies serve innovative
customers in various market segments – semiconductor industry, laser and space technology, medical
technology, metrology and the display industry.

More information here.