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Olympus Finalise Transfer Of Imaging Business

Olympus is now OM Digitial Solutions after transferring the Olympus imaging business to JIP.

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The Olympus Imaging division now officially belongs to JIP, creating a new company called OM Digital Solutions Corporation as a result. 

Following on from Olympus' previous announcement that they intend to sell the Imaging Business to JIP investments, JIP has confirmed that OM Digital Solutions Corporation commenced operations on 1 January 2021. 

Shigemi Sugimoto, the former Imaging Head for Olympus, has been appointed Representative Director and President of the OM Digital Solutions Corporation which will continue to provide consumer products that have previously been manufactured and sold by Olympus. 

Commenting on the new company, Shigemi Sugimoto has said: "As of January 1, 2021, we advanced as OM Digital Solutions Corporation. In recent years, digitalisation has accelerated in response to changes in the marketplace and technological advancements, revolutionizing the industry. A sense of value is critical to the consumer, and we believe that which is ultimately being sought right now is a more satisfying, fulfilling life.

During our business as the Imaging Division of Olympus, we contributed to society by developing and marketing products such as cameras, audio recorders, and binoculars. With the camera business, in particular, we applied innovative philosophies when developing our products. In the film era, we succeeded with the development of the unprecedented compact, lightweight design of the OM series of 35mm SLR cameras. We have inherited this passion and development philosophy in the digital age, leading to the Micro Four Thirds standard, and the progression to the mirrorless OM-D series. In addition, we developed precision optics and superior camera equipment utilizing groundbreaking technologies, including lens groups with high optical performance, world-class image stabilization, and the High-Res Shot function, delivering high-resolution imaging to photographers everywhere.

It is our manufacturing capabilities that have supported this business. This was accomplished through forward-looking insight, a challenging spirit, and close relationships with our manufacturing operations. As OM Digital Solutions Corporation, 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, to 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."

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