40 years of optical competence

Our Vision

To be a global market leader for embedded imaging module technology


Our Mission 

To produce optomechanical components and modules with innovation and efficiency


Our Proposition

To deliver solutions that are 'reduced to the needs' - optimised precisely to the application and budget


1980    Foundation of Opto Sonderbedarf GmbH

1992    Integrating CCD image sensors from video cameras into machines 

1994    Pioneer in using stereo microscopy for fluorescence microscopy  

1996    Company taken over by Markus Riedi 

             First to use microscopy with video capturing

1999    Launch of first laser-based OEM module 

2000    First LCD display Imaging Modules 

             First webshop for microscopes and industrial cameras

2006    Opto expands into the UK 

2008    Merger of Opto Sonderbedarf and Riedi Feinwerktechnik family business 

             Opto expands into France

2012    01 January 2012 - Opto Sonderbedarf GmbH becomes Opto GmbH

             Establishing the growth strategy  ‘Vision 2020‘

             Introduction of new technology for laser fault injection

2013    Introduction of a new corporate identity and first successes in Asian business 

2014    Opto has received the ISO certification ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004      

2015    Major contact for customized fluorescence microscope for early cancer diagnosis   

2017    Opto presents its new "Imaging Modules" and treads new paths

             Re-certification DIN ISO 9001:2015

2018    Opto introduces solino® technology for reliable, reproducible surface analysis

             Launch of OTS Imaging Modules

2019    Market entries in pathology and VCSL

2020    Our company Alliance Vision SARL has been integrated into Opto France SAS

           Opto celebrates 40 years of existence

2021    Opto shows the 2nd generation of Imaging Modules 

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Company policy of Opto GmbH

Opto GmbH has been developing and manufacturing compact imaging modules for industrial and medical applications for 40 years.

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

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


Our company philosophy can be divided into eight strategic goals, with which we prove our efficiency and competence.


1 Interested parties Customers

All of our activities are customer-oriented. Decisive for the performance is the concrete benefit for the customer (product and service quality and delivery reliability). The cooperation with our customers in a spirit of partnership is of fundamental importance in order to be able to orient the company towards the future.


2 Interested parties Employees

The company's existing infrastructure forms a solid foundation for the implementation of a successful corporate policy. The employee is at the centre of our striving for quality. His responsibility and his commitment to the quality of his work products are promoted. The most important concern is the systematic communication of the idea of quality in all areas of the company with the aim of constantly improving our performance for the benefit of our customers.


 3 Interested parties (co-)partners / Opto Group

The costs inside and outside the company directly influence our competitiveness and profit. A business management approach is therefore a basic prerequisite for being able to survive on the market in the long term. In principle, the following applies: adhering to the specified quality is economical - a lack of quality causes unnecessary costs.


4 Interested parties Suppliers

As a manufacturing company, we are dependent on intensive contact and a relationship based on partnership 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 benefits. The health of our employees is important to us, which is why optimum occupational health and safety is of great importance.

We, the management and the employees, commit ourselves to regard the company policy and its goals as the common quality claim and to align all activities in the company accordingly.

6 Interested parties Society

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

7 Interested parties Neighbours/landlords

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

8 Interested parties Banks and insurance companies

In order to achieve optimum risk minimisation, 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, commit ourselves to regard the company policy and its objectives as the common quality standard and to align all activities in the company accordingly. 

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