Last week Olympus 2019 financial results reported a big loss in the imaging business which has largely to do with the closure of the Chinese plant increased. There were costs associated to the transfer from China to Vietnam and Olympus also could not release new products because of that move.
Some news organization recently casted doubts about the possibility that Olympus will continue their imaging business. But at the Olympus financial report press conference President Takeuchi stated that the imaging business is “an important business that supports the optical technology of Olympus“.
Olympus officially said they plan a new bunch of products in 2019 to achieve break even for the fiscal year 2020: