25 years of opitek

25 years of opitek


On October 1, 2023, Opitek celebrates its 25th anniversary.

I’m very proud and happy that we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary. It means a lot to us working in the company, that we’ve been able to build our business on top of our customers’ loyalty. Without our customers there would be no anniversary.

So, first of all a huge thanks to all our customers.

I’d also like to thank our loyal suppliers. A large number of them have been with us for all 25 years.

On a personal note, I’d like to express my gratitude to our dedicated employees, my family, all my valued colleagues in the medico business and all other professionals I’ve been working with during the years. Without your support and cooperation there would be no celebration.

I’m looking forward to continuing the journey with Opitek and to create future growth with the company and you.

My best wishes

Peter Christensen

CEO, founder


Bonus info (nice to know or need to know):

The name OPITEK was made up in a couple of hours on September 30, 1998, when founding the company. It is made up of 3 word elements in Danish:

OP = OPerationsstue udstyr/OPeratingroom equipment

I = Instruments/Innovation

TEK = Medical TEKnologi/technology

I learned later that the world’s first patient surviving open heart surgery was in fact called Henry Opitek – a thought-provoking connection to surgery too.

Also, Opitek is a Polish family name, which however has never led to any misunderstandings.