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Optima's Smart Services in a central online platform
July 6, 2020

Thousands of miles away but still close at hand

Optima has developed a new software application called "Remote Assist". The program puts the company in contact with customers and, together with the operating staff, solves any challenges that may arise directly with the machine and in real time. The central Industrial IT department has developed the digital service and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated its completion even more.
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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.

Insights

Printing the Route tu Success

Everything, anywhere at any time – that is what consumers are demanding. The consumer goods industry is being turned upside down by the Internet and by influencers. The consequence is sharp shifts in demand. New agile processes are needed to counter this trend.
July 1, 2020
The Denest-Robot offers complex movements

The Machine of the Future: Smart Manufactoring

A machine that comprehensively combines several types of robotics and technology. A machine that uses data for process control and optimization, as well as predictive maintenance. And which will be highly flexible for use in applications that have not yet been identified.
June 30, 2020
Implementation of the innovation project

The Machine Platform of the Future

Frequent product launches. Small batch sizes. Sharp shifts in demand. The demands on manufacturing companies are increasing. Social media and e-commerce accelerate this trend. 
June 25, 2020
Diversity of different Packaging materials

Unique Variety

Plastic film packaging for paper hygiene products can be relied on protect the product and serve its purpose in a dependable way. This packaging is very efficient and the process is a stable one, but the market is changing.
June 18, 2020
Future EGS PRO with FS4-24

High-Tech for the High Care Sector

Optima Consumer has developed an innovative concept for the fully automated evacuation, gassing and seaming of baby milk powder containers. This machine concept is the result of extensive market research and it meets the requirements of the infant formula market.
June 15, 2020
OPTIMA OSR

The 100 percent solution

The issue of sustainability is finally here. Packaging has shifted its focus. As a packaging machine manufacturer, we are facing new challenges but nonetheless, ones that can be resolved, by using sustainable, fully recyclable materials that meet the same or higher standards and deliver equivalent result.
May 25, 2020
Digitalization

Optima Total Care goes Digital

The aim of the program, which in the future will bring together the Basic and Smart Services, is to provide customers with rapid, efficient support –  from installation, monitoring and maintenance through to retrofitting their systems.
May 15, 2020
high-speed isolator plant for pre-filled syringes

Isolator Launch in South Korea

To date, very few filling and capping machines with isolator technology have been installed in South Korea, let alone in Asia. All of this will soon change. Both Oh-sung Na (Aprogen Biologics) and Peter Kim (Optima Korea) are certain of it because Aprogen is one of the pioneers of this new development.
April 30, 2020

Future-Proof Thanks to Virtualization

Pharma 4.0 requires the networking of production systems. Existing systems are also future-proof thanks to virtualization. 
January 31, 2020

7 For Siemens Healthineers – Interview about the Mega Project

Seven systems, consisting of six lines and a closing machine, are currently under development for Siemens Healthineers and are being installed step by step on two continents.
January 31, 2020

CSPE: Turbo Boost for Turnkey

This process significantly shortens the delivery and commissioning times of complex turnkey systems, and numerous projects have already benefited from it.
December 19, 2019
More than 20 cosmetics are processed with the flexible packaging system.

Cosmeceuticals from Pierre Fabre: With a touch of Pharma

Cosmeceuticals are trendy. The medical cosmetics are manufactured by Pierre Fabre, among others.
October 7, 2019
Cobots – robots that are able to work around humans

The future is modular

Read our newsroom article to find out why modularity is booming.  
August 12, 2019
Christina Weitze and Jan Buck creating the simulation model

Virtual testing, real progress

Christina Weitze and Jan Buck explain how virtual machine models improve software quality. 
August 12, 2019

o-com Magazines

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
07 | 2019

o-com consumer / nonwovens 07|2019

Linked production with OPAL
Violeta on the road to becoming a smart factory
Digitalization at Optima
Interview with Dr. Georg Pfeifer and Joachim Dittrich
02 | 2019

o-com pharma / life science

CSPE
How pharmaceutical companies are going into production more quickly
Digitalization
Jürgen Rothbauer presents his digitalization strategy in an interview

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