Family business since 1949

Korth Kristalle GmbH is a family owned business employing highly qualified staff.

The business was founded in 1949 by the physicist Dr. Karl Korth, who, at the University of Göttingen, was one of the first European scientists to grow crystals.

Today the business is run by the third generation of the Korth family. A lot has happened in our business since 1949!

We have continued to develop and expand – both our premises and our technical capabilities – and we have invested heavily in the business. As a result, Korth Kristalle today enjoys a global reputation as a leader in the manufacture of optical components employing the latest technology – while nevertheless always staying true to our roots and founding principles.

For more than 70 years we have grown crystals and used them to manufacture highly precise optical components for the Infrared, Ultraviolet and visible regions of the spectrum.

Our products are used in a wide variety of applications where high quality, precise, technical  equipment is essential – from analytics to medical and space technology. We are always available to advise on the best choice of materials and to assist with any problems you may have with your own materials or components. We offer a repair service and can test your own materials using our equipment.

We are delighted that you have found your way to our website. We hope this means we are on the same wavelength – because we know all about wavelengths! Our client relationships are very important to us, we regard them as the foundation for good co-operation.

Meet Korth

If you would like to know more about the way we work, what our factory looks like or what steps are required to turn a raw crystal into a perfect lens, then please click on "Meet Korth".

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