On April 1, 1946, Karl Kaps founded the Karl Kaps GmbH & Co. KG.

At first, the company manufactured parts for cinema projectors. After the currency reform of 1948, however, school and laboratory microscopes expanded the product range.  Riflescopes were added to the product portfolio in 1955.  Due to close connections to the photographic industry, laboratory equipment for film and photo development was manufactured from 1960 onwards. In response to the recession in this branch of industry, Karl Kaps shifted his focus to microsurgery in the seventies and introduced the first prototype of a surgical microscope in 1979.

Today, Karl Kaps GmbH & Co. KG specializes in the development and manufacture of state-of-the-art surgical and diagnostic microscopes. The company's high-tech products are used worldwide in the areas of ENT, ophthalmology, microsurgery, endodontics and gynecology.

With his second business unit, the production and distribution of high-quality riflescopes and binoculars, Karl Kaps has gained a reputation with all enthusiastic nature, animal and bird watchers, as well as hunters and sports marksmen.

The Karl Kaps GmbH is now managed in the third generation by the Kaps family, and has always placed the greatest emphasis on providing high-spec optics in "made in Germany" quality.

Kaps' innovative products have always been developed and manufactured in the company's production facilities located in Asslar and Wetzlar, Germany.

We always have our finger on the pulse of time.

Our close cooperation with physicians, with international universities and opinion leaders around the world enables us to identify the requirements posed by the latest methods and standards in medical technology at an early stage and to develop specialized solutions. As a result, we offer a range of products that helps physicians and clinical staff across various medical disciplines to improve the quality of life of their patients.

For things to run smoothly

We know how important it is for your medical staff that their technical devices are always ready for use.
With highly sophisticated microscopes as well as outstanding support, Karl Kaps always strives for the best results.

Our support includes all relevant services to ensure that your systems are always in the best working order. We are available at all times, whenever you need us - unbureaucratic and fast - so you can focus fully on your patients.

Personal, direct and fast
Your direct contact with us ensures that your request is processed quickly and without delay. We understand you, because we are professionals, too. The resulting customer orientation and service availability have made us a leading company in the industry.

Certified Quality - We Do Not Compromise In This Regard
As a globally active medical technology company, it is our aim to consistently supply our customers with high-quality products. Our management system is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 13485. All Karl Kaps products are manufactured in accordance with certified workflows.