The cameraman

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar German Entrepreneur Special Award 2017

Overwhelmed by the rapid advancement of digital photography, about 15 years ago the cult brand Leica was teetering on the brink of collapse. In a difficult environment Dr. Andreas Kaufmann got the company with a heritage back on track on the road to success, earning him the German Entrepreneur Special Award 2017.

About the company

Year established 1849
Turnover 2016 365 mil euros
Employees 1.600

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