In November 1922, Otto Bühler founded his "Special Factory for Automatic Precision Filling Machines" in Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. More than 100 years later, Optima has become a globally successful group of companies and a technology leader for packaging machines and filling lines. A true success story about having the courage to continually break new ground – and one with many innovations and milestones. However, it also benefits from the continuity of a company now in its third generation of family ownership.
The attitude and values we are committed to at Optima have scarcely changed over this long period of time. Honest, long-term partnerships, responsible and future-oriented actions as well as knowing about the power of cooperation characterize Optima's work and its collaboration with customers and partners both then and now.
In our corporate mission statement, we have defined what is particularly important to us and the attitude with which we approach each day anew as we strive to deliver the best – the optimal – solution. We are well aware that we set ourselves high standards that we have to live up to time and again. And these standards constantly remind us that the status quo is merely the jumping-off point for the next step forward.
The goal, however, is clearly defined. We want to be the best partner for filling, packaging, and production systems for demanding products.
Optima's solutions ensure that valuable and sensitive goods such as medicines, hygiene and medical products, food and cosmetics reach people who depend on these products every day all over the world. Safely, reliably and well-protected. Through our work, we make a valuable contribution to improving health and safety and creating a better quality of life.
That's why we do our best every single day – with great expertise, team spirit, and the commitment to solving every new challenge to the satisfaction of our customers and partners. Together we will do everything to ensure that our team is the best – even as Optima moves forward. And we will continue to offer attractive working conditions, a wide range of career development opportunities, and an atmosphere where people feel welcome.
To ensure our mission is specific, we have defined four binding principles that we would like to be measured against. They guide us in our daily actions and ensure that together we can achieve our goals.
At Optima, collaboration and relationships with our customers and partners are shaped by our shared understanding of values. These values are firmly anchored in the company and give us direction. Our actions are guided by these values.
We deliver what we promise.We are human
We treat others with tolerance and appreciation.We are committed
We all pitch in with full dedication and deep passion.
We approach customers and partners as equals. In our teams, we rely on the strength of cooperation.We are solution oriented
We fully concentrate our efforts on finding the best possible solution. We are open, flexible, and constructive.