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Manufacturer and technology leader

Industry and customer specific

OPTIMA packaging group GmbH with headquarters in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, teams with its subsidiaries to design and build packaging equipment for pharmaceutical, consumer, nonwovens and life science products – from single standard machines to complete complex turnkey systems. Whether custom solutions or modular machines, functions are systematically tailored to the specific needs of the customers and their industries. Optima packaging technologies are considered leading-edge in many fields worldwide, including filling and packaging of coffee capsules, freeze drying for sterile pharmaceutical liquids and packaging of paper hygiene products. The company’s broad expertise also extends into production lines for manufacturing and packaging advanced wound care products.

Global responsibility

Customers appreciate the personal, cooperative and flexible working relationship with Optima’s subsidiaries. Optima as a parent company in turn provides the infrastructure and resources needed in the globalized economy. The company is committed to environmental and social sustainability through positive action. Optima provides various levels of support to a wide range of social and societal projects at the local and international level. Optima has also declared environmental protection as one of its business objectives, a goal that it achieves through resource-conserving machine designs, state-of-the-art building and environmental technologies, and the use of hydroelectric power.

Employees as central success factor

Optima is considered to be a “hidden champion”, a status due in no small part to its highly qualified workforce. All employees have access to an extensive continuing education program to continuously hone their skills and develop professionally. Training the next generation of employees has been a long-standing tradition at the company. More than 170 young people are employed as apprentices at Optima every year.

Machines in use worldwide

Founded in 1922, the family owned and operated business is in its third generation and employs a workforce of 2,050 at its sites in Germany and 13 locations abroad. In addition to its base in Germany, the company maintains branch offices in Italy, France, the UK, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, China, India and Malaysia. An export share of more than 80% is indicative of the company’s international standing.