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.4
Olympus has 99 group companies in 36 countries.1
Growth of the Olympus workforce.1
22,408 Olympus employees
work in its medical sector, which makes up
Olympus' largest business.1
Olympus' top 5
social media platforms.
More than 60% of
Olympus R&D expenditures
are dedicated to the medical business.2
11.4% of net sales
went toward R&D4 expenditures in the 2018 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.
42% of Olympus' patents were generated in the medical field.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.6
To support customers,
Olympus has approximately
200 endoscopic repair and service sites worldwide.1
1 As of March 2018.
2 Research and developmet for the fiscal year.
ending March 2018.
3 μ [mju:] or Infinity Stylus.
4 Research and development.
5 Figures are fiscal year revenues.
6 As of August 2018.