Company History ZORN GmbH & Co. KG


Company founded by Mr. Zorn Senior in Berlin with roughly 10 employees. Production of light bulbs and optical pointers. The pointer lamp was produced as the company’s first light bulb, which was used for presentations with slide projectors and overhead projectors.


Company relocated from Berlin to a new building at Robert Koch Str. 6 in Stockach, Germany. Production is launched with a foreman from Berlin and three other employees. 80 persons are employed in Berlin at this time.


Heine Optotechnik bought ZORN on the 1st of October, 1971.


After space became scarce at its previous location, the company was relocated again to a newly constructed building at Höllstraße 11. As of this point in time, production is run on 3000 square metres of floor space.
A new business division is launched: ZORN develops and fabricates special machines.


Company anniversary:

  • 50 years of ZORN
  • 40 years of ZORN in Stockach
  • 30 years of ZORN as a subsidiary of Heine Optotechnik


ZORN expands its light sources division to include products with LED technology.


Company anniversary:

  • 60 years of ZORN
  • 50 years of ZORN in Stockach
  • 40 years of ZORN as a subsidiary of Heine Optotechnik


As of July 2013, the company’s machine manufacturing division does business under the name ZORN Maschinenbau GmbH and belongs to the inpotron Schaltnetzteile GmbH group in Hilzingen.


Introduction of sterilisable LED technology for dentistry.