Olympus America

Business Overview

Innovative Solutions for the Medical, Scientific and Consumer Products Industries

Olympus’ history of innovation and service to humanity go back nearly 100 years, when our company founders in Tokyo introduced our first product, a microscope, in 1920. Since then, Olympus has become a global technology leader focused on enhancing people’s lives through innovative solutions in the core business areas of:

  • Medical and Surgical Products
  • Scientific and Industrial Solutions
  • Cameras and Audio Products

Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA)—a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation in Tokyo, Japan—was established in 1968 in Lake Success, New York. It is now headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, with more than 5,000 employees at locations throughout North and South America in areas such as manufacturing, service, sales and marketing.

Olympus Business Cycle

Core Business Areas

Medical and Surgical Products

Olympus works with health care professionals every day, matching our innovative capabilities in medical technology and precision manufacturing with their skills to deliver diagnostic and therapeutic solutions that help to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs and enhance quality of life for patients.

Anesthesiology / Bariatrics / Ear Nose & Throat / Gastroenterology / General Surgery / Gynecology / Pulmonology / Thoracic Surgery / Urology

Scientific Solutions

Olympus contributes to the health and safety of society thorough the life science and industrial fields, offering a comprehensive range of innovative products and services to meet the evolving needs and exceed the expectations of life science and industrial professionals.

Biological and Industrial Microscope Systems / Nondestructive Testing Products / Analytical Instruments / Remote Visual Inspection Products

Camera and Audio Products

Olympus creates innovative digital cameras, audio recorders and binoculars that open up new possibilities, put the fun back into photography and sound recording, and help to capture life’s precious moments.

Digital Cameras / Optical Components / Audio Products / Binoculars

Research and Development

In addition to providing technology support for product development across our portfolio of businesses, R&D at Olympus also includes product innovation. Using a time horizon stretching 10 years into the future, we facilitate the development of innovations in optic, micro system, digital imaging, bioscience, simulation and software technologies. In keeping with our reputation for excellence in the opto-digital arena, these next-generation innovations will expand the boundaries of technological advancements to help enrich lives around the world.

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