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About OPED

About OPED
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 300 employees. 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.

Our Vision

Our Vision

“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.

Vacuum Technology

Vacuum Technology
VACO12 technology is the core technology of the VACO Products. A cushion filled with thousands of styrofoam pearls is surrounding the injured body parts. By the perfectly round shape of the pearls they can absorb 12 times the pressure each. When air is extracted from the cushion by using a pump, the body shaped cushion becomes hard (as a cast does), just in a few seconds. By opening the valve and letting air flowing inside the cushion, it becomes soft again and can be re-adjusted to the body part. Hence the Vacuum Technology avoids pressure to the body site and provides stability due to a perfectly shaped orthosis at any time.

The History of OPED

The History of OPED
1992/1993 Andreas Haßler, Engineer and ski shoe Developer, Professor Peter Habermeyer, Surgeon, and his brother Stephan Habermeyer have founded OPED GmbH for orthopaedic products. The vision: a revolutionary vacuum splint, offering the most state-of-the-art alternative to the old method of plaster casting. The basic structure was the parent company OPED AG (Switzerland) and the subsidiary OPED GmbH in Valley/Oberlaindern (Germany).

At the end of 2007, move to the current headquarter in Valley/Oberlaindern.

2008 Founding of the branch office, OPED Australia.
www.oped.com.au

2009 Groundbreaking for building the new OPED own Medizinpark Valley in Oberlaindern. The building structure of 12.000 m² should create space for the further development of OPED, as well as for the establishment of further trend-setting health companies.

2010 Opening of subsidiaries: Medizinpark Valley, Valife AG. The year 2010 has been the most successful year in OPED’s history, with numerous awards, strong revenue and growth in employee figures, as well as the completion of the first construction phase of the Medizinpark Valley.

2011 Founding of the branch office, OPED United Kingdom Ltd.
www.oped-uk.com

2013 Founding of the OPED wound care logistics centre in Lauf/Nuremburg.

2014 Cooperation with MAWENDO – retail with online treatment plans.

2014 Founding of the branch office, OPED Asia-Pacific Co., Ltd., Taiwan

2015 Founding of the branch office, OPED Medical Inc., USA