All over the world, the name Ottobock is a synonym for high-quality and technologically outstanding medical technology products and services. The goal of helping to restore mobility to people with disabilities, and protect what mobility they have, stands behind each and every one of the company's products. Their conviction that quality of life is closely connected to a maximum of individual freedom and independence is a key concept that has been a major influence throughout the company's nearly 100-year history and guides the development of new products in a focused manner.
The medical technology company Ottobock has seen stable growth for years: in 2016, sales rose by 4.3 per cent to EUR 884.5 million, and the number of employees increased to over 7,000 worldwide. The company's international activities are coordinated from the head office in Duderstadt. The network of distribution and service companies in more than 50 countries means the company has a global presence which enables them to be close to their customers. With the four business areas of Prosthetics, Orthotics, Human Mobility (manual and power wheelchairs and rehab products) and MedicalCare, the company is ideally positioned and capable of offering its customers a range of products so wide it is nearly incomparable, perfectly harmonised solutions, and extensive services.
Overview of History
For more than 90 years, the name Ottobock has stood for innovation and entrepreneurial success, combined with the calling to provide handicapped people with the best possible quality of life through freedom of movement and independence. Driven by a pioneering spirit, courage and decisiveness, Otto Bock founded the company Orthopädische Industrie GmbH in Berlin in 1919 – the starting point of an unprecedented success story.