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OPTIMA packaging group GmbH

OPTIMA – Excellence in packaging technologies

Whether custom solutions or modular machines, functions are systematically tailored to the specific needs of the customers and their industries. Optima packaging technologies are considered leading-edge in many fields worldwide, including filling and packaging of coffee capsules, freeze drying for sterile pharmaceutical liquids and packaging of paper hygiene products. The company’s broad expertise also extends into production lines for manufacturing and packaging advanced wound care products.more

Customers appreciate the personal, cooperative and flexible working relationship with Optima’s subsidiaries. Optima as a parent company in turn provides the infrastructure and resources needed in the globalized economy. The company is committed to environmental and social sustainability through positive action. Optima provides various levels of support to a wide range of social and societal projects at the local and international level. Optima has also declared environmental protection as one of its business objectives, a goal that it achieves through resource-conserving machine designs, state-of-the-art building and environmental technologies, and the use of hydroelectric power.

Optima is considered to be a “hidden champion,” a status due in no small part to its highly qualified workforce. All employees have access to an extensive continuing education program to continuously hone their skills and develop professionally. Training the next generation of employees has been a long-standing tradition at the company. More than 130 young people are employed as apprentices at Optima every year.

Founded in 1922, the family owned and operated business is in its third generation and employs a workforce of 2,050 at its three sites in Germany and 13 locations abroad. In addition to its base in Germany, the company maintains branch offices in Italy, France, the UK, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, China, India and Malaysia. An export share of more than 80% is indicative of the company’s international standing.


OPTIMA pharma - For uncompromising pharmaceutical applications

When it comes to manufacturing pharmaceutical products, there can simply be no compromises. Optima Pharma develops and builds filling, sealing and process equipment in accordance with this guiding principle. Its technology is used to process blood plasma products, vaccines, oncology and biotech products in prefilled syringes, vials, IV bottles and cartridges. Sterile and non-sterile liquid pharmaceuticals, diagnostic agents and their specific product characteristics combined with special customer requirements set the standard for what technology is implemented.

The core of the machines consists of dosing and sealing systems, complemented by additional functions and process equipment. Washing machines, sterilization tunnels, containment and freeze drying systems, automated loading/unloading and robotic handling complete the comprehensive turnkey product range. Optima Pharma specializes in flexibly carrying out complex turnkey projects – on time, and on budget. The division’s extensive certifications, the quality of its engineering and the rapid response times of its professional service departments around the globe ensure outstanding long-term equipment effectiveness for customers.


OPTIMA Consumer - Unrivalled range of innovative packaging machines

When it comes to packaging, every product poses its own special challenges: coffee powder, instant granulate, sauce powder, oil, perfume, detergent... Optima Consumer offers the perfect dosing and packaging technologies for every application. The company delivers a comprehensive range of equipment, from single standard machines to complete systems for the food, cosmetics and chemistry industries, with additional features such as robotic handling and assembly, cartoning, plastic bag packaging, and cleaning and hygienic functions, depending on the specific application. The machines boast high outputs, outstanding filling precision and uncompromising packaging quality. Many of the machines are modular in design to make them particularly flexible. Additional advantages include faster project completion and proven, reliable technology. Moreover, Optima Consumer teams with its customers to develop creative packaging concepts, for instance in the single serve, functional closure and foil bag domains. The company’s wealth of expertise, the quality of its engineering and its fast, professional service departments available around the world guarantee outstanding long-term equipment effectiveness for the customer.


OPTIMA nonwovens - Cutting-edge technology for paper hygiene

Optima Nonwovens develops leading-edge technologies for packaging paper hygiene articles. The company’s systems cover the complete range of the automated packaging process, from the intake of products to pallets ready for shipment. Products include diapers, sanitary napkins, bathroom tissue rolls and wet wipes.

In addition to high-volume systems, the product range also includes machines of small to medium capacity. Boasting impressive format flexibility, the systems are able to process everything from small packages to jumbo packs on a single machine, in accordance with the increasingly diverse product variations and requirements of the international markets. Inspection functions and secondary packaging capabilities are integrated to achieve automated complete lines.

Optima Nonwovens actively employs state-of-the-art engineering technologies in its development and project planning, including virtual process simulation. This together with the company’s close collaboration with customers, its unsurpassed engineering quality and the quick response times of its professional service departments around the globe ensure outstanding long-term equipment effectiveness.


OPTIMA Life Science - Unsurpassed flexibility for medical and pharmaceutical products

Optima Life Science offers flexible manufacturing and packaging processes, for fields as diverse as wound dressings, transdermal and electrode patches, and immunoassays (ELISA test kits). Optima Life Science combines its two areas of core expertise, web processing technologies and liquid coatings, with modular functionality. The result? “Plug & play” systems that can be conveniently configured by the customer.

The lines can be modified in terms of functional scope, process flows and even greater output if desired. Furthermore, the functional diversity offered by Optima Life Science allows freedom to design new products. The division’s quality of engineering and the quick response times of its professional international service departments mean outstanding long-term equipment effectiveness for the customer.less


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