To be a global market leader for embedded imaging module technology
To produce optomechanical components and modules with innovation and efficiency
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
2000 Presentation of our standard products in solino.com
2006 Opto expands into the UK
2008 Opto expands into France
2012 01.01.2012 - Opto Sonderbedarf GmbH becomes Opto GmbH
Establishing the growth strategy ‘Vision 2020‘
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.
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
2017 Opto presents its new "Imaging Modules" and treads new paths
2018. Opto introduces solino® technology for reliable, reproducible surface analysis