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Who We Are

We are a third-generation, family owned and operated business that cares about quality products and great customer service!

Founded in 1954 by Raymond Benz as Michigan Medical Supply, it was soon determined that a scientific division was needed to focus on microscope sales and service. ("focus" - pun totally intended!) Benz Microscope Optics Center eventually became the sole operation and Ray brought his son, Robert, on board to help.

Together they built a respected nationwide dealership for the top microscope manufacturers in the industry. With customer service being paramount, they became Manufacturer Certified Repair Specialists to provide full circle sales, service, and maintenance. This set us apart from other microscope "sellers", and thus, began what would become the company's foothold and specialty.

Bob's son, Michael, is the current President of Benz Microscope (BMOC). From the age of 12 he followed in the footsteps of his Dad and Grandfather - from the repair bench to the showroom. As a young man, he himself, was invited to train with the manufacturers to become a repair specialist, solidifying his place in this third-generation operation.

We've been a leader in microscope sales for industrial, educational, clinical and research applications for over 60 years. We pride ourselves on offering quality products at discounted prices; and we still service every microscope we sell! (Even some we don't.) We represent a wide variety of global manufacturers and offer reconditioned instruments at great savings.

To better serve our customers, we also carry sport optics, laboratory supplies and teaching aids. Call, email, or visit our Ann Arbor, Michigan, showroom to see what's available today!        

"Michigan's Largest Microscope Dealer" - 1963

"The Fastest Growing Microscope House in America."  - 1970

"We service everything we sell. Request it from Benz - You'll be glad you did. " - 1983 

"Focus on the Future with Benz. Real People. Real Service."  - 2010