January 1, 2021, the newly founded OM Digital Solutions Corporation started operations to market the consumer products previously manufactured and distributed by Olympus under the ledership of Shigemi Sugimoto, who was previously responsible for the imaging division of Olympus. With a new organizational structure that is set to efficiently combine management, research and development as well as production and sales, tthe company aims to further develop the product range under famous brands such as OM-D, PEN and Zuiko. According to a press release, the company name OM Digital Solutions is supposed to signal the connection between the legendary OM history and digital solutions.
”On January 1, 2021, we progress as OM Digital Solutions Corporation”, said Shigemi Sugimoto, Representative Director und President of OM Digital Solutions Corporation. ”In recent years, moves towards digitalization have accelerated in response to changes in the marketplace, and new technological developments are being made in a number of fields. At the same time, the sense of value is critical, and we believe that what is truly being sought right now is a fulfilling life.”
”During our business as the Imaging Division of Olympus Corporation, we contributed to society with products such as cameras, audio recorders, and binoculars”, Sugimoto added. ”It is our manufacturing capabilities that have supported this business. This has been accomplished through forward-looking insight, a challenging spirit, and close relationships with our manufacturing site. We will continue to launch innovative products in existing business areas such as cameras, audio recorders, and binoculars, while combining our inherited manufacturing capabilities with state-of-the-art digital technologies, and will provide new solutions that stretch beyond the boundaries of existing products on the market.”
”The launch of this new company brings together a more focused and flexible organizational structure. Moving forward, this will allow the freedom to explore new business opportunities, enabling us to contribute to society with more passion than ever.”