OPED - Keeps you going. Who we are.

 

We Are Dedicated to You

We Are Dedicated to You


We at OPED are here at every step to offer product advice and support during your treatment. We understand what a potentially stressful and confusing time it can be, so we work closely with your clinical teams to provide patient treatment plans to help you understand each phase of recovery. Remember we are always at the end of the phone should you wish to discuss our products and their use directly.

Our Vision

Our Vision

“We solve health issues better and faster than anybody else."

OPED develops, manufactures and sells innovative 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 boot Developer, together with Professor Peter Habermeyer, Orthopaedic Surgeon, and his brother Stephan Habermeyer founded OPED GmbH. Their vision: To set up an orthopaedic company to manufacture their innovative and 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 headquarters in Valley/Oberlaindern.

2008 Founding of the branch office, OPED Australia Pty Ltd.

2010 Opening of subsidiaries: Medizinpark Valley, Valife AG.

2011 Founding of the branch office, OPED United Kingdom Ltd. in Devizes, Wiltshire.

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

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

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

2016 OPED UK Ltd. moves to new and bigger office located in Melksham, Wiltshire.