Dr.-Ing. Norbert Stein
Dr. Norbert Stein founded VITRONIC Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH in 1984 and serves as its President and Managing Director. Dr. Stein holds a doctorate in Engineering. Dr. Stein has won numerous awards including the Entrepreneur of the Year in Germany.
Since VITRONIC was founded in 1984 it has grown continuously and is currently represented by 1,000 employees on four continents. Over 750 employees work at our Development, Production, Project Planning, Sales and Administration departments at company HQ in Wiesbaden. 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. Consolidated sales totalled €172 million in 2017 with €59 million of equity across the group. We invested over €14 million in research and development in 2017.
VITRONIC machine vision systems are used in a wide range of industrial applications to carry out precise or complex inspection tasks. Our automated solutions ensure the highest quality standards of welded and brazed seams and are used, for example, in the automotive and aerospace industries. We also offer flexible surface quality inspection for metal workpieces and endless material.
We support the pharmaceutical industry with seamless print, surface and geometry inspection systems, quality inspection and track-and-trace inspection solutions – which can also be validated. For manufacturers of solar cells and modules, we are one of the largest independent partners for optical inspection systems, with over 1,000 installations worldwide.