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:

  • Patient Focus: We put patients at the heart of everything.
  • Integrity: We do the right thing.
  • Innovation: We look for new ways to make things better.
  • Impact: We take accountability and get things done.
  • Empathy: We care for one another and work together.

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

Global Code of ConductCultural 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

Carl Constantin Zangemeister

Executive Managing Director, Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH
Executive Managing Director, Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG

Dr. Christian Martin Meyer

Managing Director, Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH
Head of TSD Operations & ISC

Gabriela Kaynor

Executive Officer & Global Chief Strategy Officer

Marcus Gesner, RN

Senior Vice President Global Customer Quality, Olympus Corporation

Marion Bönsch

Managing Director & Head of HR, Human Resources Europe

Due Diligence

Our Responsibility

The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz - LkSG) regulates corporate responsibility for the observance of human rights in global supply chains.

Olympus is committed to making a positive contribution to society and protecting people and the environment. For this reason, we are implementing the requirements of the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz; LkSG) at Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH, part of the Development & Production centre Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe, from 1 January 2024.

Within our corporate responsibility, we rely on cooperation with our employees, business partners, suppliers and other relevant stakeholders. Effective risk management in our supply chain necessitates collaborative efforts. At the core of our principles lies a consistent and unwavering refusal to endorse or participate in any business or customer association marked by irrefutable instances of human rights violations. Our policy statement is based on this fundamental concept.

Complaints relating to human rights or environmental incidents connected with Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH's own business activities or with those of suppliers, and which have either already occurred or threaten to do so, can be reported by telephone, e-mail or post via the protected reporting channels provided by our company. Confidentiality and the protection of whistleblowers are critically important to us. If desired, information can also be communicated anonymously. You can find more detailed information on our complaints management in our complaints procedure.

"In order to live up to our own high standards, it is of utmost importance to us that we not only comply with legal requirements, but also fulfill our role as a responsible, sustainable and fair company."
Dr. Christian Martin Meyer, Managing Director, Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH and Head of TSD Operations & ISC

"Olympus always strives to meet the highest standards of respect for human rights. We are proud to be a company that respects and preserves the human rights of our employees and business partners along the supply chain."
Dr. Daniel Valdini, Group Leader Compliance, Governance, Risk & Compliance and Human Rights Officer

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+49 40 66966 1999

Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH
LkSG Beschwerdestelle
Kuehnstraße 61
22045 Hamburg

More information about our standards and procedures

Complaints ProcedureCorporate Social ResponsibilityGlobal Code of Conduct


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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