KOENEN GmbH celebrates its 50th anniversary
Ottobrunn near Munich – KOENEN GmbH was founded fifty years ago in 1968 by husband and wife team Karl-Heinz and Isabella Koenen, before being taken over by son Christian in 2015. This year, the company based in Ottobrunn, just outside Munich, is celebrating five decades of developing and producing high-quality screens for applications in the fields of microelectronics, photovoltaics and also new markets – staying true to its motto: “Precision is our tradition”. “Getting something spot-on is not precise enough for us,” insists owner Christian Koenen. “The structural accuracy of our precision screens enables printing precision down to the micrometer, with the very best printing results.” The company can now achieve a line thickness of up to 20 micrometers – by comparison, a hair is 60 micrometers thick. This kind of work is of course only possible if all the spatial and technical requirements are fulfilled on the one hand and staff have the necessary expertise on the other. KOENEN GmbH is proud to have exactly that. The company has always understood the merits of investing in the future: from employees carrying out fundamental research to the head of production, its highly qualified staff work in a state-of-the-art environment where they ensure the products are as successful as ever.
KOENEN places a particular focus on research and development, an area that has also been supported by the Application Center since 2008: The technical laboratory is kitted out with a premium-quality machine park and assists in the development of new manufacturing processes and the optimization of existing products. A similarly high priority is given to Production. With its highly sensitive filter and ventilation system, the clean room was set up in 2004 and has been continually modernized ever since. Together with the equipment and machines that were specially developed for KOENEN GmbH, the company is able to provide an outstanding level of product quality appreciated by customers all around the globe.
The company’s production site has remained in Germany since 1968; the long-established Bavarian company sees “Made in Germany” as a hallmark of excellence for its products.
In 2018, KOENEN GmbH will take over the MICRON screen business from PVF GmbH. As part of this takeover, the company will further increase its investments in new technologies and modern facilities, preparing KOENEN GmbH for the many more successes ahead and ensure long-term job security. With its strong setup, the company is a step ahead of its competitors and intends to continue manufacturing its products in Germany.
Michael Brianda joins Christian Koenen GmbH Management Board
Michael Brianda is joining forces with Christian Koenen to head up the high-flying, long-established company
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