Sumipro was founded by Ben Lubberman and Gerrit Jan Waaijman in 1995, starting in the field of contact lenses. During the years, as experience with ultra high precision machines increased and the name of Sumipro became more known, business increased and from 2000 the business of technical optics began to have considerable impact on the services of Sumipro.

In 2005 Sumipro moved to our current location in Almelo, The Netherlands, in which enough room for further growth is available and where we can flexibly meet changing market demands. This has also enabled Sumipro to expand its services to design and consultancy, which started at the end of 2005.

With these services we always try to create solutions for our customers which have an extra added value through innovation and application of state of the art design and production facilities. During the years we have created a proven track record of helping our customers also with fast delivery and a flexible attitude.


Next to our manufacturing business, we explore opportunities in other areas that are closely related to our own. Together with other renowned companies we realize innovative solutions for common day practices.

With companies Boessenkool and AstroTec we have formed Dutch Sigma, a joint initiative focused on solving high accuracy demands in the machining industry. For more information about this project, have a look at the Optical Precision Scanner.

Besides Sigma we have a close working relationship with various suppliers to insure the best quality optics and coatings for those components we cannot manufacture ourselves. With our knowledge, experience and cooperation with our suppliers, we can supply all optical elements in all materials (glass as well) with or without coatings.