Albert Heiss founded the company in Tuttlingen in 1921. With the skills he had learned during his years of training in Berlin and Heidelberg he decided to specialise in the manufacture of instruments for ophthalmic surgery.

The outstanding quality of his products quickly established the reputation of his company in the world of specialists in ophthalmology. From its modest start the company quickly became a dynamic and expanding enterprise.

Albert Heiss died in 1964. The company has now been in the family for four generations, and since 2004 has been under the management of Stefan Koenig, Albert Heiss’ great-grandson.