Hamburg, 05/01/2017 | Press Release | Company Olympus in portrait

The company profile of Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG

Olympus Europa is the headquarters for the region EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) of the Olympus Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. As a worldwide leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology, Olympus provides innovative solutions for state-of-the-art medical systems, digital cameras and scientific solutions. The company’s award-winning products are instrumental in detecting, preventing and healing illness, driving scientific research and documenting life with artistic freedom. In the hands of its customers, Olympus’ high-tech products help to make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling.

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Since its foundation in 1919, Olympus has epitomized pioneering spirit and innovation. Manufacturer of the world’s first practical gastro-camera in 1950, Olympus has retained its worldwide leading position in medical endoscopes ever since and medical systems have become its largest business domain.

Olympus Europa employs 6,750 people at its headquarters in Hamburg and across 31 subsidiaries in the EMEA region. In the fiscal year 2016/2017, Olympus Europa posted sales of € 1.7 billion.

Medical Systems

The Medical Systems Division represents Olympus’ largest business domain. Olympus aims to continuously find better and more economical solutions to medical issues, which improve the wellbeing of patients, enhance the working environment for doctors and nursing staff and helps to develop the overall performance of health care providers. Working closely with health care professionals every day, Olympus matches its innovative capabilities in medical technology and precision manufacturing with their skills to provide the best possible outcomes for patients and society. As healthcare professionals focus on early detection of diseases and minimally invasive procedures, Olympus is there to deliver the diagnostic and therapeutic technologies they need to treat their patients. The portfolio ranges from endoscopes, laparoscopes as well as video and imaging systems to surgical energy devices, system integration solutions and a wide range of endotherapy instruments.

Scientific Solutions

Olympus offers scientific solutions based on innovative products and services that anticipate the evolving needs and exceed the expectations of professionals from Industrial and Life Science segments.

Industrial solutions range from materials science microscopes and industrial videoscopes to non-destructive testing technology and x-ray analyzers. They are widely used for quality control, inspection and measurement applications. Serving customers in fields such as manufacturing, maintenance, and environment & natural resources, Olympus technology contributes to the quality of products and adds to the safety of infrastructure and facilities.

As a leading supplier of Life Science microscope systems for professional use, Olympus microscopy solutions are an integral part of scientific practice in the fields of biology and medicine and are extensively used in clinical, wet lab, research and education applications.

Consumer Products

With its range of digital cameras and audio recorders, Olympus’ Consumer Products Division is dedicated to offering a wide selection of ways to capture and enjoy life's most precious moments. Olympus has a long history of combining innovative technology, usability and excellent quality with an extraordinary yet highly functional design. Examples include the mirrorless OM-D and PEN system cameras and the associated Zuiko lens system. Together with the STYLUS compact camera series, Olympus fulfills the expectations of demanding photographers: cameras boasting highest performance, compact design and low weight.

Social and environmental responsibility

Olympus attaches great value to responsible corporate behavior as part of the corporate philosophy. The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy is broken down into five focus areas:

  • Healthcare
  • Photography
  • Natural Sciences
  • Future Careers
  • Environment

Olympus supports projects across these focus areas which make a positive contribution to society.


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Matthias Gengenbach

Group Leader B2B Communications EMEA
Olympus Europe SE & Co. KG

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