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Ottobock N. America Company History Timeline

1919

In 1919, Otto Bock founded Orthop dische Industrie GmbH a bona-fide startup in today s terms in the Kreuzberg neighbourhood of Berlin.

1943

He marries the entrepreneur s younger daughter, Maria Bock, in 1943 while on leave from the war.

1947

Son-in-law to Otto Bock, Dr N der and his wife Maria N der started in 1947 with practically nothing and built up the location in Duderstadt.

Fabrication of prostheses begins in 1947 in hall 20, a disused munitions factory on the Euzenberg industrial estate.

1949

Following a somewhat difficult start, the J pa knee which featured a brake mechanism and offered a high level of stance stability brought a business breakthrough in 1949.

1953

Founded in 1953, Otto Bock Kunststoff GmbH becomes the company s second pillar and also serves sales markets outside of prosthetics, such as the automotive and furniture industries.

1955

Max N der exported the first 500 units of the J pa knee to the US in 1955.

1958

In 1958 Dr Max N der founded the first Ottobock foreign subsidiary in Minneapolis in the US.

1968

Additional branches are subsequently founded, including one in Vienna in 1968, an important research and development location.

1969

The pyramid patented in 1969 joins the prosthetic foot, knee joint and socket, making it possible to carry out static corrections and exchange the modules.

1988

Four O P professionals from Australia started the ball rolling when they provided technical assistance to athletes at the Summer Paralympic Games in Seoul 1988.

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