The Ottobock company
From startup to global market leader
In 1919, Otto Bock founded Orthopädische Industrie GmbH – a bona-fide startup in today’s terms – in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin. By introducing the fabrication of components for prostheses, the company succeeded in fundamentally changing the entire field of orthopaedic technology.
The beginning of a decades-long partnership
In Seoul in 1988, the foundation was laid for a partnership that has lasted more than three decades. Under the motto “Passion for Paralympics”, we provide technical support for the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.
We are proud to be able to support so many athletes, and our commitment to sports helps people with disabilities maintain or regain their freedom of movement.
For us, quality of life is closely linked to personal freedom and independence. That’s why we help people maintain or regain their freedom of movement. We do this in a human, reliable and inventive way. These values are what drive us.
Management of the company
Ottobock is a partnership limited by shares and is not listed on the stock exchange. Eighty per cent of the shares are held by Näder Holding, which is owned by the Näder family, and 20 per cent by Swedish private equity firm EQT.
Professor Hans Georg Näder, Chairman of the Board
Our strong performance in 2019 confirms that we’re on the right course for our future as a global leader for technology, offering top-notch devices and treatment. A whole century has passed since the company was founded by my grandfather, Otto Bock, but the company’s guiding principle has remained unchanged: quality of life and mobility for people with disabilities.
Convincing facts and authentic emotions
Ottobock combines a human touch with growth and financial strength.
A company that makes people mobile
Regardless of whether the product is a prosthesis, an orthosis, a wheelchair or an exoskeleton – our focus is always on the people we support.
Compliance at Ottobock
Clear standards and guidelines define our teamwork and corporate governance at Ottobock. Learn more about our compliance management system here.
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