Team Henrich & Krall, the manufacturer of optical equipment acquired by Germany’s Schneider Group in 2013, will merge into Schneider GmbH & Co. effective Oct. 1, 2020. Team H&K has been operating as an independent company but its operations were restructured after Jürgen Krall, its managing director and co-founder, left the company in 2019. Schneider says the merger will enable the combination of the expertise of the two groups, streamlining production and leveraging synergies. Team H&K’s production site in Dreieich, Germany will also be closed effective Oct. 1, and production shifted to Schneider’s locations in Fronhausen and Quotshausen, Germany.