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 40th anniversary


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