OPED, founded 1993 near Munich, is a market leader in the field of orthoses in Germany and Switzerland. The company has operations at six locations worldwide with over 500 employees worldwide. OPED supports hospitals, health professionals, users and patients with its innovative treatment opportunities. With comprehensive after-care concepts, patients are looked after from the start of their medical care until their full recovery.
“We solve health issues better and faster than anybody else."
OPED develops, manufactures and sells trend-setting product concepts in the field of our core competence – modern Orthosis.
Replacing the uncomfortable plaster cast with a light, functional vacuum splint was the vision of the OPED founders. Their vision became reality in 1993, when the VACOped – still the most successful OPED product, even today – came onto the market. However, the OPED spirit of invention was in no way satisfied with just the VACOped, which is the state-of-the-art treatment nowadays. The product range has been expanded to encompass an entire family of vacuum orthoses. Whether it is torn ligaments, Achilles tendon rupture or a fractured wrist: OPED products offer optimum care with the highest degree of mobility and hygiene.
The History of OPED
OPED operates internationally with offices in Australia, England and Asia. The headquarter is located in Switzerland. There are distributors in 47 countries controlled by OPED Germany.
It is the most successful year in the history of OPED, with numerous awards, strong sales, and employee growth, as well as the completion of the first construction phase of the Medical Park in Valley, Germany.
At the end of 2007, the relocation will take place to the present headquarter in Valley, Germany.
1992 / 1993
Andreas Haßler, Engineer and Ski boot developer, Professor Dr. Peter Habermeyer and his brother Stephan Habermeyer found the OPED GmbH for orthopedic products in a former pigsty in the Upper Bavarian Valley. The vision: The young company wants to offer a modern alternative to decades-old plaster with a revolutionary vacuum rail. OPED starts with venture capital and state subsidies. The basic structure consists of the parent company OPED AG (Switzerland) and the subsidiary OPED GmbH, Valley (Germany).