All around the world, the Ottobock name stands for high-quality, technologically outstanding products and services. The goal of helping people by restoring their mobility and preserving remaining functions stands behind each and every Ottobock product. The conviction that quality of life is intimately linked to maximum independence has been a strong influence throughout the company’s 90 year history.
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Ottobock is a dynamic company with many facets. Reliable customer-based services, modern products and commitment to people pave the way to the future.
Professor Hans Georg Näder, the grandson of company founder Otto Bock, has been managing the family company in the third generation since 1990.
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Ottobock has a sales and service network in a total of 54 countries around the world.
Otto Bock Group
The Otto Bock group of companies consists of Otto Bock HealthCare (medical technology), Otto Bock Kunststoff and Technogel (chemistry), and Sycor (information and communication technology).
The third-generation, family-run business is firmly supported by these three pillars in the most important global growth markets.
Technogel was formed in 1998 from a joint venture of Royal Medica with Otto Bock Kunststoff GmbH. Royal Medica had already been taking advantage of the promising possibilities of the Technogel material since 1990. The advantages of Technogel were enhanced by additional functions in the course of cooperation. After the company discovered medical technology as well as the furniture and footwear industries for itself, not to mention that the innovative material even found applications in designer items and works of art, Technogel is focusing on applications in the bedding industry today. Mattresses and pillows are produced in combination with Technogel.
The Sycor Group is a full-range IT service provider with approximately 550 employees around the world. With headquarters in Göttingen and further locations in Germany, Austria, North and South America as well as Asia, the company has an international presence. Sycor supports customers with custom IT services and solutions for all corporate divisions along the entire value chain, integrating individual solutions harmoniously into existing ones or setting up completely new infrastructure and application landscapes. The company’s expertise includes ERP, CRM, ECM, unified communications, software asset management, security and networks. Sycor implements cloud, on-premises or hybrid solutions according to customer requirements, and also develops customised solutions relating to Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data.
Otto Bock Kunststoff
Otto Bock Kunststoff was founded in 1958 and is a leading supplier of synthetic materials for the automobile industry in Europe and the USA today. With the opening of Otto Bock Polyurethane Technologies in Detroit, our first own production site in the United States commenced operation in 2011. With FoamPartner Bock, a 50-percent joint venture in China has developed successfully as well. The company with special expertise in polyurethane technologies is also an important technology partner for Otto Bock HealthCare within the group.