Light up at OWIS

Developing our company together with us. We at OWIS offer exciting jobs for bright minds.

One of the most exciting topics of physics

At OWIS we deal day in and day out with one of the most exciting topics of physics, the handling of electromagnetic radiation or simply put: light!

The forward-looking applications that we equip with OWIS Components and Systems are versatile and exciting. Varied and challenging are the tasks we solve on behalf of industry and research. These include:

  • medical technology, endoscopy and ophthalmology
  • optical communication (fibre optic technology)
  • biotechnology, analytics and diagnostics
  • photonics and image processing
  • optical sensor and microsystem technology
  • laser processing (engraving, trimming, drilling, cutting)
  • additive manufacturing


9 reasons to join OWIS

owner-managed company
dynamic spirit of optimism
growth industry and future technologies
valued by science and industry, in Germany and worldwide
exciting tasks, varied fields of activity
space for personal development
highly qualified team
modern workplaces
company's location in Staufen im Breisgau, Germany

Exciting jobs for bright minds

But that’s not all by far. Since we are a comparatively small team, each of us can do quite a lot. Thereby our skills complement each other: research, development, design, manufacturing, assembly, quality assurance, administration, IT, purchasing and work preparation, sales and marketing.

Everyone masters and works on a versatile spectrum. Only in this way we can offer our business partners and clients a wide product portfolio, a great depth of service and the highest precision.

What does OWIS actually mean?

OWIS GmbH, a private limited company, was founded in 1980 in Staufen im Breisgau in Germany. The vision was to offer a standardized construction kit, which considerably facilitates the construction of optical measuring and laboratory arrangements. So, from the beginning, it was about the development and manufacturing of "optical scientific systems" – in German: "optische wissenschaftliche Systeme". In search for a catchy company name, this wording was simplified. The OWIS GmbH was born.

OWIS Products quickly convinced users from industry and research. Precisely manufactured and extremely reliable in use, OWIS Components have since facilitated handling. The rail-slide principal developed by OWIS revolutionized the work of physicists, researchers and developers.

Over the last four decades, the OWIS Modular System has been continuously expanded in cooperation with customers and partners: from manual over motorized positioners to components and systems designed for applications in the extremely high vacuum (XHV range).

Today, OWIS is an institution when it comes to optical beam handling systems and positioners – at home and around the world. And we at OWIS have big plans. Because we are convinced: with the OWIS Components and our know-how we can still bring a lot of light into dark corners. And we can be sure – lasers love OWIS.

This is OWIS

Our wide product portfolio of beam handling systems, optical components as well as manual and motorized positioners offers you the perfect modular system to realize your application or laboratory setup in photonics.

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OWIS with new owner: The present managing director and shareholder Ruediger Ruh takes over the company with effect from January 1, 2021. With this takeover, OWIS gains a strategy focusing on the future.

Focusing on the future

This is what OWIS can do

We show you examples of how our OWIS components can be assembled into Alignment & Handling systems and how we can support you with OWIS Engineering.

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