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Virtual technologies find their way into Optima's engineering process.
Technologies and synergies lead to strong growth

The Optima group (Schwaebisch Hall) concluded the financial year 2013 with a rise in consolidated sales to over 300 million Euros. The strategy of the manufacturer of packaging systems and process technology of combining groundbreaking and promising technologies with one another and then adapting them to the specific requirements of this sector continues to provide a positive outlook.



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Flexibility for tubes and bottles – MODULINE processes both.
OPTIMA at Interpack: Flexibility and diversity for packaging processes

Optima will be exhibiting its intelligent process and packaging solutions at the upcoming Interpack trade fair, where the focus will be on flexibility, high outputs and line solutions to offer users the best possible return on investment. A number of important new developments will be showcased. An overview follows below.
(Optima at Interpack, 8-14 May, 2014 in Düsseldorf: Hall 16, Booth F25-F26)

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New Director at METALL + PLASTIC in Radolfzell

Dr. Stefan Kleinmann has been appointed new managing director of METALL + PLASTIC GmbH in Radolfzell-Stahringen.

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OPTIMA runners at the epiphany run in Schwaebisch Hall
OPTIMA Runners

On January 6th, 2014 was the 29th epiphany run in Schwaebisch Hall. With nearly 2,000 runners the organizer of the event had a new participation record. To the benefit of the runners as well as the spectators, the weather played along.

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New managing director Stephan Reuter
New Managing Director Optima Pharma (Mornshausen)

As of January 2014, Stephan Reuter (44) is the new managing director of OPTIMA pharma GmbH in Mornshausen, a worldwide known manufacturer of high quality innovative freeze-drying systems for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.



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OPTIMA pharma at Interphex
OPTIMA pharma at Interphex

In 3D: Three types of containers on one machine and other exciting projects.

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Factory tour of Optima Consumer
International Students and Graduates at Optima

To improve their German, but also to gain insights into the German way of life and the working environment. Currently seven students and four graduates at the Goethe-Institute in Schwäbisch Hall have those goals in their mind.

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Donations to the hospital clowns
Donations to the hospital clowns

Employees of Optima Consumer bring the Bavarian tradition to the Consumer Hall.

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The right moment decides

„What the heart likes, is what the eyes search for“ (German proverb). It is with the eyes that Optima employees lookout for people, moments and for motives that represent the “people and faces of the world”.

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Ryan Hawkins (Vice President of Operations, Cook Pharmica) spoke about the leverage of single use systems
Pharma Forum 2013
International experts, perspectives and processes


Exciting talks on a range of topics: The 2013 Pharma Forum once again showcased innovations and technological trends in pharmaceutical packaging processes. Operators themselves reported on how well the machines work in daily practice as well as what advantages and limits they encounter. Another area of focus was project management, an aspect which is essential to successful packaging lines. Organisers Optima Pharma welcomed international visitors to the event held at company headquarters in Schwäbisch Hall from 25 to 26 September. Visitors were very positive about the opportunity to network at a high professional level.



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Personnel reinforcement at Optima Pharma
new member of management team


Optima Pharma in recent years has been characterised by strong growth, innovative developments and the continuous expansion of its product portfolio ranging from stand-alone machines to complete turn-key plants for blood plasma products, vaccines, oncology products and biotech products. Not only has the company’s workforce doubled in the past eight years; Optima Pharma has also undergone tremendous physical growth around the globe.



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OPTIMA Moduline - modular monoblock line
Optima at FachPack 2013
Leading Solutions for Diverse Requirements


Machines from Optima Consumer offer the perfect solutions for nearly every application. Equipment ranges from single standard machines through to custom turnkey packaging lines. The technology spectrum comprises cleaning and hygiene functions as well as robot-supported handling and complex assembly functions. At the FachPack, OPTIMA will present a selection from its consumer machine range for viscous foods (such as chocolate spreads), cosmetics and a dosing solution for powders.



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„Usually Hans Bühler elaborates new strategies: The CEO of Optima while the opening of a new training workshop for 120 trainees.”
OPTIMA – further locations and great potential for new developments

In the business year 2012, the packaging machine manufacturer Optima (Schwäbisch Hall, Germany) has once again shown positive growth. The consolidated turnover of the group rose from 220 to 240 million euro, an increase of around nine percent. At the end of the year the company had 1,700 employees (previous year 1,500).



Positive development continues





A narrative chronicle on the occasion of the company’s 90th anniversary

Be it pharmaceuticals, medical or paper hygiene products, coffee, tea, food products or cosmetics – wherever the filling and packaging products of daily need require the highest standards of hygiene, the name "Optima" is heard. On November 21, 2012, Optima celebrated its 90th anniversary. This occasioned the publication of a lavishly illustrated anniversary book. On 150 pages, it chronicles the journey of this Schwäbisch Hall-based company from its humble beginnings to the top of the global market in packaging machine construction.



'Establishment and Growth of a Leader in Technology'





Packaging machines made by OdB
OPEN HOUSE
Optima do Brasil


In 2012 Optima do Brasil celebrates fifteen years providing packaging solutions to Brazilian and Latin American markets and every year we deliver new projects with national fabrication. This means that the company offers solutions in equipment to cosmetic, food, pharmaceutical, chemicals and hygienic industries, with the German’s technology “know how”, besides the advantages of an equipment made in Brazil. Some of these machines were presented in our last Open House, held on October 22th to 26th.

Em 2012 a Optima do Brasil completou 15 anos no mercado brasileiro e a cada ano entregamos novos projetos com fabricação nacional. Isto significa que a empresa oferece soluções em equipamentos para as indústrias Cosmética, Alimentícia, Química, Farmacêutica e Higiênicos, com o know how da tecnologia alemã e as vantagens de um equipamento fabricado no Brasil. Alguns destes equipamentos foram apresentados em seu último Open House, realizado nos dias 22 a 26 de Outubro.



German technology, made in Brazil




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