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Project team
June 25, 2020

Finding solutions together

Optima apprentices have successfully developed a miniature exhibition machine for filling mints as part of an apprentice project using agile work methods. They were supported by a teacher from Schwaebisch Hall Business School as part of the “Lehrkräfte erleben Wirtschaft” (teachers experience economy) project.
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Infrastructure Logistics Center
June 22, 2020

OPTIMA well equipped with a robust supply chain

Surveys conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) show that the supply chains of German mechanical engineering companies remain under strong pressure. With its new logistics center, special strategic measures in the run-up to the crisis and close cooperation within the Group, Optima has ensured the availability of its machine solutions and services during the corona crisis.
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Filling and closing system for vaccines
June 17, 2020

OPTIMA Supporting Catalent with New High-Speed Vial Filling Line for COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Optima Group welcomes Catalent’s recent announcement that it has signed an agreement with a major global pharmaceutical company to accelerate availability of manufacturing capacity and prepare for large-scale commercial manufacturing of a lead vaccine candidate for COVID-19 at Catalent’s facility in Bloomington, Indiana. Scale-up in production will include the use of an Optima high-speed vial filling line.
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New assembly area
June 15, 2020

OPTIMA is investing in its headquarters

Optima has invested 3.5 million euros in renovations at its headquarters in Schwaebisch Hall, thereby reinforcing its commitment to operations at this location. A new 1,600 square meter assembly area has been created along with the corresponding infrastructure. This means that machines can now be assembled even more efficiently. Employees benefit from an ultra-modern infrastructure and optimized air-conditioning.
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Jan Glass is OPTIMA's new CFO
June 9, 2020

Jan Glass is OPTIMA's new CFO

Jan Glass succeeded Dr. Juergen Kuske as Chief Financial Officer of the Optima Group on May 1, 2020.  As a result, in collaboration with Hans Buehler, the Managing Director, he is taking over the management of the central departments.
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Optima BCT-200 Vakuumstation
June 4, 2020

OPTIMA BCT-200 assembly line specifically for blood collection tubes

Diagnostics play a vital role in containing pandemics. Currently, identifying the SARS-CoV-2 pathogens via antibodies in the blood is becoming increasingly important, for example to detect an infection with only mild symptoms. For this type of diagnosis, blood is often drawn from the patient with the help of blood collection tubes. Manufacturing these tubes requires several high precision assembly, dispensing and packaging steps. As a total solution, Optima Automation offers an efficient machine line for this purpose.
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Digital Innovation Center
May 11, 2020

OPTIMA Digital Innovation Center starts operations

Optima has taken a major step toward becoming a digitalized company. The Optima Digital Innovation Center is up and running. The Optima Group's central digitalization center provides a firsthand experience of digital products and is available for all of its divisions. The facility sets new regional benchmarks for functionality, state-of-the-art technology and visitor-friendliness.
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Rianta bagger and slicer
May 4, 2020

RIANTA packaging systems expands its presence in the United States

Optima Machinery Corporation is excited to be representing Rianta Packaging Systems in the United States. Rianta has 55 years of experience providing packaging solutions for food and bakery goods. To intensify its sales activities in North America, from now on a the experienced Sales Manager Jeff Privatt will represent the Germany-based company in North America at Optima Machinery Corporation in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Headquartered in Schwaebisch Hall, Rianta Packaging Systems became part of Optima Packaging Group in March of 2019.

Insights

Refrigerants: New Ways to reach the Goal

Refrigerants: New Ways to reach the Goal

How can we slow down and halt climate change? This question only rarely makes it as far as pharmaceutical manufacturing. However, "classic" refrigerants used in freeze-drying systems are harmful to the environment. What is known as the F-gas Regulation set the course for the European Union as early as 2014, and is still impacting the design of freeze-drying plants today. Optima provides solutions.
April 28, 2021
Full Throttle for Vaccine Filling

Full Throttle for Vaccine Filling

When the pharmaceutical industry started research in spring 2020 on vaccines to fight COVID-19, the issue of manufacturing and packaging capacities arose almost at the same time. Requests for suppliers like Optima to provide new sterile fill finish lines with isolators were scheduled to start immediately as emergency drug approvals were granted. 
April 23, 2021
OPTIMA Zero L1

Modularity without Limits

Optima's new Zero machine platform is the benchmark for high performance, flexibility and modularity. The OPTIMA Zero L1 configuration is used, for instance, to package feminine hygiene and light incontinence products.
March 9, 2021
The OPTIMA DS1 in production.

High-tech packaging for baby diapers

The young company Viet Sing produces high quality diapers. Happily, the demand for these diapers is increasing. To increase its capacity, the company invested in state-of-the-art German technology, the basic model DS1 from Optima Nonwovens for diaper packaging. The system, which was delivered two months after ordering, is extremely stable and reduces personnel costs by 50 percent.
March 4, 2021
Food Supplements

Food Supplements redefinded

A food supplement dosage form committed to health and a positive lifestyle – this was the mission of HERMES PHARMA when presenting its HERMES NutriCaps at the Vitafoods trade show in Geneva in May 2019. These capsules will revolutionize the dietary supplements markets. For the market entry, HERMES PHARMA chose the OPTIMA CFR as its filling machine.
March 4, 2021
sterility test isolator

The STISO with DECOpulse®

Longer operating time and the highest level of pharmaceutical safety is what is on offer from the latest generation of sterility test isolators STISO. This is mainly due to DECOpulse®, the highly efficient, award-winning bio decontamination system. STISO also scores high points for its ergonomic design and the "Plug & Test" principle.
March 4, 2021

o-com Magazines

O-COM PHARMA / LIFE SCIENCE NOVEMBER 2020 - EN
11 | 2020

O-COM PHARMA / LIFE SCIENCE NOVEMBER 2020

A finger on the pulse of the future
System solutions for cell and gene therapeutics

Equipped for tackling COVID-19
New turnkey line for Adimmune
11 | 2020

O-COM CONSUMER / NONWOVENS NOVEMBER 2020

Robots master complexity
Fail-safe robotics enhance flexibility

Fast, flexible and sustainable
Turnkey line with technological highlight for Ahold Delhaize
O-COM Special Edition April 2020 - English
04 | 2020

Special Edition O-COM April 2020

The machine platform of the future
Innovation project for a short time-to-market

Highest security for baby milk powder
New "centerpiece" at Elb-Milch
12 | 2019

o-com pharma / life science 12|2019

Insights and Perspectives on Industry Trends
Enthusiastic participants at the Pharma Forum 2019
High-tech for Cells
Optima develops a production facility for cell and gene therapeutics

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