Opto GmbH

Opto GmbH

Lochhamer Schlag 14 D- 82166 Graefelfing

AboutOpto GmbH

40 years of optical competence

Our vision

"World market leader for imaging modules"

 our mission

"Manufacture components and modules as quickly and efficiently as possible"

 Our statement

"Reduce all customer needs to one simple solution"


  • 1980 Founding of Opto Special Needs GmbH
  • 1992 Integration of CCD image sensors from video cameras in machines
  • 1994 Pioneer in the use of stereomicroscopes in fluorescence microscopy
  • 1996 Company takeover by Markus Riedi
  • Use of the first microscopes with video editing
  • 1999 Launch of the first laser-based OEM module
  • 2000 First LCD display in an image processing module (imaging module)
  • First web shop for microscopes and industrial cameras
  • 2006 Opto expands in the UK
  • 2008 Merger of Opto special needs and the Riedi Feinwerktechnik family business
  • Foundation of an office in France
  • 2012 01/01/2012 - Opto Sonderbedarf GmbH becomes Opto GmbH
  • Definition of the growth strategy 'Vision 2020'
  • Introduction of a new technology for 'laser fault injection' for eg smart card testing
  • 2013 Introduction of a new corporate identity and first successes in the Asian business.
  • 2014 Opto obtained ISO certification ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. 
  • 2015 Opto finds partners for customized fluorescence microscopes for early cancer detection.
  • 2017 Opto presents its new "Imaging Module" and breaks new ground.
  • Re-certification according to DIN ISO 9001:2015
  • 2018 Opto introduces the solino® technology for reliable, reproducible surface analysis.
  • Launch of the OTS Imaging Module
  • 2019 Market entries in pathology and VCSL
  • 2020 Our company Alliance Vision SARL has been integrated into Opto France SAS
  • Opto celebrates its 40th anniversary
  • 2021 Opto shows the 2nd generation of imaging modules