About us

Exceeding expectations – improving lives

Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe makes a significant contribution to the worldwide company vision of Olympus. Our high-quality products exceed the expectations of healthcare professionals and improve patients’ quality of life.

Philosophy and values

Our Corporate Philosophy

Since our founding in October 1919, we have developed breakthrough, category-leading products that have helped to shape our industry. At Olympus we are driven by Our Purpose and a set of five Core Values that ensure a common understanding of who Olympus is and what we stand for all over the world.

Our Purpose

Our purpose “Making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling” is our reason for being, the ultimate outcome of our efforts that motivates us all to come to work every day.

Olympus develops and manufactures medical technology in accordance with the highest quality standards. By making early diagnosis and gentle, minimally invasive procedures possible, we reduce the burden on patients and ensure that surgical procedures are continually becoming more efficient. In this way, we want to make it possible for people to live a healthy life, and in doing so emerge as preferred partner for healthcare providers.

We achieve this by developing and manufacturing products that enhance patients’ quality of life due to their medical benefits of being safe, reliable and easy-to-use - also offering an economic advantage to healthcare providers.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values are the beliefs and principles we share. These are the elements that best describe the type of company we are and continue to strive to be – from product development to social responsibility with regard to our employees, partners and suppliers:

  • Integrity: We are trustworthy and act in good faith
  • Empathy: We care about all of our stakeholders
  • Long Term View: We look beyond the present to deliver future value
  • Agility: We challenge the status quo with open minds, focus and speed
  • Unity: We are strongest when we work together as a team

Find more information about guidelines, principles and values of Olympus here:

Code of EthicsCultural StatementCorporate Social Responsibilty

Company structure

A look behind the scenes

Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe is a company of Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG with its head office in Hamburg and other sites in Germany, the Czech Republic and Wales.

From research and development to service, we bring together the full range of core competencies required for the development and manufacturing of innovative medical technology. To do this, we collaborate with our global Olympus sales partners and various technology centers within the Olympus Corporation.

Our locations in Germany, the Czech Republic and Wales are closely interconnected and benefit from common marketing, sales and support structures on global level. Integrated production and logistics processes also make a high degree of specialization possible.

The departments of Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe at a glance:

Research and Development
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  • Collaborative Engineering
  • Innovation Management
  • Technical Communication
  • R&D Central Services
  • R&D Surgical Endoscopy
  • R&D Surgical Therapy

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  • Strategic Purchasing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • OPS Central Services (Production Technology)

Business and Product Management
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  • Business Units
  • Market Development and Communications
  • Market Intelligence

Quality Management
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  • Quality Management System
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Manufacturing Quality
  • Design Quality
  • Supplier Quality
  • Complaint Management

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  • Medical Repair Service & Engineering
  • Service Supply Chain
  • Service Product Management

Corporate functions
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  • Compliance
  • Controlling
  • Corporate Communications
  • Environment, Health & Safety
  • Facility Management
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Process & Project Management
  • Project Management Office


Executive Management Board

Dr. Christian Meyer

Executive Managing Director, Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe
Global Head of Manufacturing & Repair

Tetsuo Kobayashi

Executive Officer CMSO (Chief Manufacturing and Supply Officer), Olympus Corporation

Dr. André Roggan

Executive Officer CTO (Chief Technology Officer), Olympus Corporation

Carl Constantin Zangemeister

Chief Financial Officer EMEA
Executive Managing Director, Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG


Always on the pulse of the time

Innovations in medical technology are the result of long-term networking and linking different competencies. Those who already want to think about the future today need to have their finger on the pulse. This can be achieved through memberships to organizations, associations and societies.

A brief overview of our memberships:

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