Optima generated more than 85 percent of its sales abroad. The company employs more than 2,400 people across the globe – a number that's increased by more than 100 over the past year.

In 2019, the company is continuing to invest in new buildings at its headquarters in Schwäbisch Hall. An ongoing investment program spanning several years has set aside around EUR 50 million for construction projects.

Optima who created a central division called “Industrial IT” plans to exploit the potential of digitalization. This will further drive the development of so-called Smart Services – like theline management software OPAL, the servicing software WEmaintain and the intelligent machine condition monitoring system TCAM. The aim is to further increase customers’ use of digital products. Digital solutions offer great opportunities for the Group's customers when it comes to process reliability, production efficiency, time to market, fast and predictive maintenance, and machine availability. Virtual and augmented reality support various aspects, including the system design stage, the training of system operators, maintenance, and machine operation and renovation.

In 2018, Optima exhibited at around 50 trade shows and table tops throughout the world. One of the highlights was Achema, held in Frankfurt am Main in June, where Optima Pharma received extremely positive feedback for its appearance at the world’s leading trade show for the process industry.

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