Facts & Figures

Thanks to the continuous effort and passion of our employees to offer an innovative product range that makes people's lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, Olympus can look back on numerous outstanding achievements today.

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Facts & Figures: medical device THUNDERBEAT in use

Our wide range of medical devices is used by health care professionals all over the world.

Over 7,100 employees

work for Olympus in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

1.79 billion euros
sales were generated by Olympus Europa in the fiscal year 2017/2018.

Olympus ranks among the Top 100
Global Innovator companies.1

More than
6,700 patents
held in the medical business.

65 years
of pioneer work in early diagnosis.

Inventor of the world’s first practical gastrocamera.

1,000scientific papers
were published in 2013 with the support of Olympus microscopes.

80 Red Dot and IF Design Awards
recognizing outstanding design innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecology and durability have gone to Olympus innovations since 1990.

35,900 employees worldwide.

With 80% of total sales,
medical systems
constitutes by far the largest business division.

7.35 million colonoscopies are performed annually with Olympus endoscopes in Europe.2

The global market share of Olympus in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy is approximately 70%.

Top Employer 2018
Training opportunities, international networking and high quality standards have ensured Olympus remained among the top employers in Europe in 2018.

national and international awards
were bestowed on the three mirrorless OM-D camera models since their introduction in 2012.

1 http://top100innovators.stateofinnovation.com/

2 Based on own calculations

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