Facts & figures

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Facts & Figures: medical device THUNDERBEAT in use

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

Over 7,100 employees

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

1.79 billion euros
in 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 pioneering work in early diagnosis.

Inventor of the world’s first practical gastrocamera

1,000scientific papers
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

Comprising 80% of total sales,
Medical Systems
constitute by far our largest business division.

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

Olympus has approximately 70% of the global market share in gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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

national and international awards
have been granted to three mirrorless OM-D camera models following their introduction in 2012.

1 http://top100innovators.stateofinnovation.com/

2 Based on own calculations

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