Olympus can look back on a multitude of extraordinary achievements thanks to the commitment and passion of our employees to provide an innovative product portfolio that makes people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling. Be it awards, patents or employees – these facts shape Olympus and our 100-year history.
work for Olympus worldwide.1
Olympus is the leader in gastrointestinal endoscopic equipment with more than
for the Olympus medical business reached a historical high.5
Olympus has 92 group companies in 39 countries.6
Growth of the Olympus workforce.1
20,646 Olympus employees
work in its medical sector, which makes up Olympus' largest business.1
To support customers,
Olympus has approximately
200 endoscopic repair and service sites worldwide.1
More than 60% of
Olympus R&D expenditures
are dedicated to the medical business.2
11.8% of net sales
went toward R&D4 expenditures in the 2019 fiscal year.
5 million units of the first generation µ3
which was launched in 1991 and became one of Olympus' best-selling cameras.
Olympus holds approximately
20,000 patents worldwide.1
Since 1966, Olympus has been consistently honored with international design awards, including the prestigious Red Dot and iF Awards, for its innovative product designs.1
is Olympus' 17th President.
1 As of March 2019.
2 Research and developmet for the fiscal year ending March 2019.
3 μ [mju:] or Infinity Stylus.
4 Research and development.
5 Figures are fiscal year revenues in millions.
6 As of June 2019.