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.
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
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