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Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Ottobock continues successful growth trajectory


The Ottobock company was able to continue its profitable course in 2021. Ottobock secured 170 additional patents in 2021. In addition, care processes are becoming more digital and sustainable in an uncertain geopolitical environment.
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HASE BIKES ramps up production and shortens lead times


HASE BIKES has commissioned a new production hall on the historical grounds of the former coal mine in Waltrop. Through linear assembly, HASE BIKES intends to increase production. With wheels from their own production, they want to become less dependent on external suppliers.
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Photo: A female wheelchair user stands on a terrace and smiles sideways at the camera. You can see a green meadow in the background; Copyright: davidpereiras


Auxiliary means industry: sustainable production, work and life


The term "sustainability" has been on everyone's lips for some years now. Supermarkets advertise sustainable products, exchange platforms emphasize the sustainability of second-hand clothing, and disposable diapers are frowned upon by many young parents because of the mountains of trash they generate. But what is the actual situation in the medical and auxiliary means industry?
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A new generation and sustainability


Sustainability is not a luxury that companies can take up for the sake of a better image. It is necessary to implement sustainable goals quickly in order to put a stop to climate change. But what can be done in the assistive technology industry, which often relies on plastic and disposable products? And are start-ups ahead of established companies here? Read more in the Topic of the Month.
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