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Optics expertise has been at the heart of what we do for 100 years and this is what has shaped our history. As a world-leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology, Olympus develops and sells innovative medical technology, digital cameras, and solutions for science and industry. Our award-winning products are indispensable for the diagnosis, prevention, and cure of diseases. This year, Olympus celebrates 100 years of making people's lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling around the world.
Thanks to our precision down to the smallest detail, Olympus is renowned for its high-quality products and services.
About Olympus in Germany
In Germany, Olympus is represented by multiple organizations each responsible for a specific business field. Located in Hamburg, the Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG takes on central functions as the headquarters for the region Europe, Middle East & Africa. The company shares its site with the Olympus Deutschland GmbH which is responsible for marketing and sales within the German market. Also Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe, a development and manufacturing center for medical technology, and Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions, a center of excellence for worldwide microscopic imaging are located in Germany.
The organization of Olympus and its numerous subsidiaries comprise sales business centers, manufacturing business centers as well as service and repair facilities. The sales organization is divided into four divisions:
- The Medical Systems Division, Olympus’ largest business domain, offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic technologies ranging from endoscopes to surgical energy devices.
- The Scientific Solutions Division offers a wide range of innovative instruments and services for professionals from science and industry such as life science microscopes or industrial testing technology.
- The Consumer Products Division aims to capture life's most precious moments. Examples include mirrorless camera systems such as the OM-D or PEN series, high-quality audio recorders and devices for professional dictation.
- The Corporate Division is responsible for all centralized functions such as Finance and Controlling, Human Resources and Information Technology.
The Olympus communication symbol
The combined Olympus logo and yellow auxiliary element (opto-digital pattern) is known as the Olympus communication symbol. It is designed to visually express the Olympus brand identity.
In use since 1970, the Olympus logo has been carefully designed to convey an impression of high-quality and refinement. The design of the opto-digital pattern communicates an image of light with the potential for infinite expansion. It represents the opto-digital technology and dynamic innovative capabilities unique to Olympus.
This communication symbol serves the important function of showing that Olympus stands behind its products while, at the same time, communicating the Olympus brand image.