Manz AG is high-tech engineering company, which engages in the manufacture and distribution of automation solutions, quality assurance, and laser process technology systems. It operates through the following segments: Solar, Flat Panel Display, Battery, Printed Circuit Board and Original Equipment Manufacturer, and Others. The Solar segment includes system solutions for the manufacture of crystalline solar cells and thin-film solar modules. The Flat Panel Display segment produces complete systems for handling sensitive products under clean room conditions, focusing on the production of liquid crystal display flat screens and touch applications. The Battery segment develops system solutions for the industrial manufacture of lithium-ion batteries. The Printed Circuit Board and Original Equipment Manufacturer segment produces equipment for manufacturing and processing printed circuit boards and equipment for the semi-conductor industry. The Others segment consists of system solutions for the packaging industry and equipment for the automated handling of small components. The company was founded by Dieter Manz in 1987 and is headquartered in Reutlingen, Germany.