Coronavirus crisis strikes Paralympics: Ottobock embraces flexibility and fosters creativity


Photo: Three technicians working on different auxiliary means in the Ottobock workshop during Rio 2016; Copyright: Ottobock

No matter which technical defect the athletes have to deal with shortly before or during the competitions. An international team of technicians is always on hand in the Ottobock workshop. Because the commitment to the Paralympics is an integral part of the corporate culture.

Technicians: Support at eye level

Photo: An employee equips the workbenches for Tokyo with all necessary equipment and spare parts; Copyright: Ottobock

A total of 27 workbenches with approximately 5,500 tools and 17,300 spare parts were planned for Tokyo. Three of the four containers were already on their way to Tokyo when the cancellation for 2020 was made public.

Using creativity and innovation to tackle the coronavirus crisis

Photo: Anne Hofmann; Copyright: private

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