About Us

KiwiStar Team

KiwiStar Optics is part of Callaghan Innovation a New Zealand government-owned Crown entity. 

KiwiStar Optics offers a full range of precision optical development services including:

  • Pre-design consultancy
  • Optical and opto-mechanical sub-system design
  • Prototype production
  • Small run manufacture
  • Ongoing support

KiwiStar Optics draws on its own highly skilled and experienced staff, Callaghan Innovation’s precision mechanical workshop, and the advanced metrology capability of New Zealand’s Measurement Standards Laboratory, which are  co-located on the same research campus. KiwiStar Optics also enjoys a close relationship with the Physics and Astronomy Department at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand.

KiwiStar Optics designs and supplies optical assemblies, integrating optical elements with their mechanical housings, and aligns and tests these to confirm that the assembly meets the customer’s performance specification. We have the ability to provide a full package for your precion optics needs. 

Examples of this type of work include mounted mirrors, lens assemblies such as spectrograph cameras or Prime Focus Corrector (PFC) assemblies, and complete optical instruments, such as spectrographs.

KiwiStar Optics focuses on civilian astronomical projects, but has also successfully completed work in instrumentation, defence and surveillance.

Worldwide client base

KiwiStar Optics has designed and manufactured sophisticated optical systems for clients in the following countries:

  • United Kingdom
  • South Africa
  • China
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • India

If you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail please contact us.