We are an established developer and manufacturer of high-precision optomechanical inspection modules and devices, with facilities in the UK, Germany and France.

Since our inception in 1980, we have been a provider of optical inspection and digital imaging engines to some of the worlds most technologically advanced industrial and bioindustrial applications – including high throughput cellular imaging, laser eye surgery, stent inspection, laser fault injection, and many more.

With this deep heritage in industrialised embedded microscopy and imaging, and comprehensive international manufacturing capabilities, we are able to deliver technically perfect optomechanical inspection solutions in serial production to the most demanding applications in machine integrated vision and inspection.

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    Founded as Opto Sonderbedarf GmbH

1992    First to use CCD’s from handycams in machine vision

1994    Pioneer in using stereo microscopy for fluorescence microscopy 

1996    Company taken over by Markus Riedi

            First to use microscopy with video capturing

2006    Opto expands into the UK

2008    Opto expands into France

2012    Establishing the growth strategy  ‘Vision 2020‘

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

              The Opto Group GmbH & Co KG acquires Alliance Vision sarl located in Montelimar, France.

2015     Opto expands to Asia with foundation of Opto Asia in Hong Kong.

2016     Opto is expanding into Switzerland by acquiring the majority of RobSwiss, located in Lausanne

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