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Helmut A. Heine, our company's founder, had a clear vision when he established HEINE Optotechnik in 1946: to build the highest quality diagnostic instruments available in the world. He was convinced, the only way to achieve the most reliable diagnosis at the earliest possible stage, was by using the very best quality diagnostic instruments. 

To this day, our customers can rely on this commitment of quality and precise diagnostic performance in all HEINE products. Our customers can also trust the unique functionality and long-lasting durability of their HEINE instruments.

HEINE – Quality made in Germany

As a global leader in the manufacture of primary diagnostic instruments with over 500 employees, HEINE Optotechnik has been a 100 % family owned and managed company for more than 75 years. We continue to develop and manufacture HEINE instruments at our facilities in Germany, where we combine decades-long experience and craftsmanship with the most modern manufacturing technologies.

We are represented in over 120 countries around the world, with subsidiaries in Australia, the US and Switzerland as well as 3,000 representatives, importers and specialist dealers.

The History of HEINE

For 75 years we have been manufacturing medical diagnostic instruments and are world leaders in this field.

Quality made in Germany

We’ve been passionate about quality for 75 years. No relief in sight.


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