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Pioneer of industrial machine vision turns 35

• VITRONIC celebrates its thirty-fifth company anniversary with numerous local campaigns in 2020 • Founder Norbert Stein hands the reins over to the next generation • Daniel Scholz-Stein takes over as CEO with immediate effect

Wiesbaden, March, 3rd 2020 - When the blockbuster "Back to the Future" was created in 1984, a young engineer founded a company in Wiesbaden that saw the world with different eyes - without a time machine, but with machine vision systems that we have encountered daily for the past 35 years, often without even realizing it. For example, VITRONIC technology not only inspects the welding seams in automobile production but also ensures that the mail arrives where it is supposed to by quickly scanning parcels. VITRONIC technology also inspects the clean processing of pharmaceutical and medical technology products (e.g. insulin pens) as well as checking the statutory speed on the roads of the world and much more.

Under the motto, "Made here, meant for everyone - from Germany to the world. Since 1984", VITRONIC is launching its 35-year campaign on March 03rd 2020 at its headquarters in Wiesbaden's Hasengarten Street with a big anniversary celebration. More information is available at Founder Norbert Stein used this opportunity to hand over his duties as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the global company to the next generation, Daniel Scholz-Stein. "Daniel has proven himself in various roles over the many years of his time with VITRONIC and has been instrumental in the strong growth of VITRONIC since his time as Chief Sales Officer (CSO). In addition, he has driven the continuous change of the company with great enthusiasm in order to keep it fit for the new challenges in the market. Thus, he has already grown well into the tasks now facing him.”


Daniel Scholz-Stein is an experienced manager and sales director with a proven track record in the automotive and machine vision industries. Strong expertise in the areas of sales, market entry strategies, international business growth, marketing and the development of strategic partnerships, distinguish the new CEO of VITRONIC Dr.-Ing Stein Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH. "I am very pleased about the high level of confidence shown by the co-managing directors as well as staff".

With immediate effect, Scholz-Stein forms the management board together with Heiko Frohn (Chief Technology Officer), Matthias Pörner (Chief Financial Officer), Norbert Stein, Gerhard Bär (Chief Operating Officer) and Reinhard Koy-Oberthür.


With 1,000 employees in 24 countries worldwide, the 1984 start-up has developed under its own momentum into a "hidden champion" within the technology industry. In 2018 alone, with a turnover of 140 million euros, the company has invested more than 12 million euros in research and development and thus continues to set standards in its industry.


In the 2020 anniversary year, selected events will be supported and hosted by VITRONIC at the Wiesbaden location in order to also thank the people in the region for their support.




VITRONIC is a world leader in industrial machine vision. The owner-managed group of companies develops innovative products and customized solutions in the growth industries of industrial automation, logistics automation and traffic technology.

With more than 30 years of experience VITRONIC offers a unique portfolio of systems and software, covering image- and sensor-based quality inspection, identification, traffic enforcement as well as tolling. Our customer base includes renowned brands such as BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, Toll Collect, Fresenius and Sanofi as well as public authorities and ministries.   

VITRONIC inspection systems significantly contribute to improving quality and efficiency in industrial production. In logistics centers and cargo airports worldwide, VITRONIC's auto ID solutions provide complete process control and transparency in the identification and processing of shipments.

In the traffic technology sector, VITRONIC offers high-performance technologies to ensure increased road safety and improve traffic flow.

Since its founding in 1984, VITRONIC has grown continuously and is currently represented by about 1,000 employees on four continents. VITRONIC offers support to international customers through its subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as through a global network of sales and service partners.

VITRONIC systems are developed and manufactured at the company's headquarters in Wiesbaden. In 2018, the VITRONIC group generated a total consolidated output of about 140 million euros.

Press contact:


Britta Weiser

Head of Marketing

Phone: +49 611 7152 7357

VITRONIC Dr.-Ing. Stein

Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH

Hasengartenstr. 14

65189 Wiesbaden, Germany

Phone:  +49 611 7152 0
Fax:      +49 611 7152 133