The German CD manufacturer Optimal Media Production, based in Röbel in east Germany, continues to expand in Scandinavia.

The company, which has service centers in Berlin, Hamburg, Stockholm and London, has now launched Optimal Media in Copenhagen.

The production center in Röbel has the capacity to produce 140 million CDs, 70 million DVDs, 5 million vinyl records and 5 million music cassettes per year. It has 600 employees.

Optimal secured EMI Music Group as a client following a bidding process last year; the company now produces a significant quantity of EMI's global releases in Röbel.

Jörg Hahn, managing director of Optimal Media Production, reports an increase in turnover of 12% for 2008. The company is part of the Hamburg-based Edel Group.