SDG 9

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

We believe

A viable, future-proof economy is closely linked to sustainable industry, innovation and infrastructures. Investing wisely today will influence our efficiency and environmental impact in tomorrow’s world. Innovation lays the foundation for sustainable, future-proof growth.

Our response

Our greatest contribution to SDG 9 lies in our innovative strength. We’re committed to designing innovative new features that improve the performance of our prostheses, orthoses and wheelchairs, as well as solutions that make our products even more durable. We also love finding answers to previously unsolved challenges in the orthopaedic technology industry. In doing so, we not only improve our users’ mobility but also their well-being.

At the same time, we’re driving the transformation of orthopaedic technology. Our digital 3D scanning process is a sustainable alternative to the conventional plaster casting method. In our iFab, we fabricate made-to-measure devices to individual requirements using 3D printing and cutting-edge milling robots. Digitalising our processes lets us improve productivity as well as the quality of our treatment solutions so we can cater to increasing demand. It also allows us to help patients who live in areas with inadequate treatment structures. Last but not least, we’re currently expanding our logistics centre in Duderstadt to avoid unnecessary journeys.