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History & Corporate Policy

We Automate Microscopy | Reduced to Your Needs

World market leader for imaging modules

"Opto strives to be a global leader in embedded Imaging Modules, providing innovative solutions, together with easy-to-use Software that empower businesses and individuals to see the world in a whole new light. We envision a future where our cutting-edge optomechanical products and software services revolutionize industries, enhance human experiences, and enable limitless possibilities."

Manufacture components and modules as quickly and efficiently as possible

"At Opto, our mission is to harness the power of microscopy technology to create exceptional products and solutions that exceed the expectations of our customers. Through relentless innovation in design and manufacturing technologies, rigorous quality standards, and a customer-centric approach, we are committed to delivering precise, reliable, and user-friendly optical microscopy and software solutions that enable our clients to achieve their goals. We strive to build long-term partnerships, drive technological advancements, and make a positive impact on industries, society, and the world at large.”

We reduce our customers' needs to a simple solution

"Opto offers unmatched microscopy and software expertise, delivering tailored solutions that unlock new dimensions of precision and performance. Our comprehensive range of cutting-edge optical products and software services empowers businesses to optimize processes, enhance product capabilities, and gain a competitive edge in their respective industries. With a commitment to innovation, exceptional quality, and customer satisfaction, we deliver microscopy solutions that are reduced to the needs - optimized precisely to the application and budget. Opto is the trusted partner for all your automated microscopy needs, driving growth and enabling success in a rapidly evolving world."

44 years of optical competence


2024 Opto moves into new offices in Neuried
2023 Opto opens sales office in Singapore
2022 Opto introduces an AI digital microscope
2021 Opto shows the 2nd generation of imaging modules
2020 - Alliance Vision SARL to be 100% integrated into Opto France SAS
- Opto celebrates 40th anniversary
2019 Market entries in pathology and microfluidics
2018 - Opto introduces the solino® technology for reliable, reproducible surface analysis
- Market launch of the OTS Imaging Modules
2017 - Opto introduces its new "Imaging Modules" and breaks new ground
- Re-certification according to DIN ISO 9001:2015
2015 Opto finds partner for customized fluorescence microscopes for early cancer detection
2014 Opto received ISO certification ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 for the first time
2013 Introduction of a new corporate identity and first successes in Asian business
2012 - Opto Sonderbedarf GmbH becomes Opto GmbH
- Defining the 'Vision 2020' growth strategy
- Introduction of a new technology for 'Laser Fault Injection' for e.g. Smart Card Testing
2008 - Merger of Opto Sonderbedarf and the Riedi Feinwerktechnik family business
- Foundation of an office in France
2006 Opto expands in Great Britain
2000 - First LCD display in an image processing module (imaging module)
- First webshop for microscopes and industrial cameras
1999 Market launch of the first laser-based OEM module
1996 Company takeover by Markus Riedi
1994 Pioneer in the use of stereomicroscopes in fluorescence microscopy
1992 Integration of CCD image sensors in microscopes
1980 Foundation of Opto Sonderbedarf GmbH



Corporate policy of Opto GmbH

Context of the organization

Opto GmbH has been developing and manufacturing compact imaging modules for industry and medical technology for 40 years.

As a partner, Opto GmbH helps device developers and OEM's on-site with the design and conception of their optical requirements.

Opto GmbH delivers to machine builders and OEM customers who are market and technology leaders in their industry. 


Our corporate philosophy can be broken down into eight strategic goals with which we demonstrate our performance and competence.


1 Interested parties Customers

All our activities are focused on customer orientation. The decisive factor for performance is the concrete benefit for the customer (product, service quality and delivery reliability). Cooperation with our customers on a partnership basis is of fundamental importance in order to be able to orient the company towards the future.

2 Interested parties Employees

The infrastructure in place at the company forms a solid foundation for the implementation of a successful corporate policy. The employee is at the center of our pursuit of quality. His responsibility and commitment to the quality of his work products are encouraged. The most important concern is the systematic communication of the quality concept to all areas of the company with the aim of constantly improving our performance, also for the benefit of our customers.

3 Interested parties (Co-)shareholders / Opto Group

Costs inside and outside the company directly influence our competitiveness and profit. A business management approach is therefore a basic requirement to be able to survive on the market in the long term. The basic rule is: adherence to the defined quality is economical - lack of quality causes unnecessary costs.

4 Interested parties Suppliers

As a manufacturing company, we depend on intensive contact and a cooperative relationship with our suppliers and partners. We cultivate this relationship with particular care.

5 Interested parties Legislators/authorities

In addition to meeting customer requirements, we have taken responsibility for our environment and the safety of our employees. The goal is to combine the greatest possible customer and employee benefit. The health of our employees is important to us, therefore optimal occupational health and safety is of great importance. 

6 Interested parties Society

Opto as a company also feels obliged to make its contribution to society. With innovative ideas, different research projects and a lot of commitment, we invest in new technologies and thus in the future. 

7 Interested parties Neighbors/landlords

We are aware of our responsibility towards landlords, neighbors and the community. Compliance with all environmental requirements, building permits, etc. are a matter of course for us and are strictly observed and monitored.

8 Interested parties Banks and insurance companies

In order to achieve optimal risk minimization, Opto works very closely with banks and insurance companies. A comprehensive assessment of all risks is a matter of course and serves all parties involved.


We, the management and the employees, undertake to regard the company policy and its objectives as the common quality standard and to align all activities in the company accordingly.