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Näder Holding GmbH & Co. KG is the management and investment holding company of the Näder family. Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA (medical technology) is the heart of the Näder Holding. The company is the global market leader in the field of prosthetics.

Näder Holding is active in over 59 countries worldwide and employs more than 8,000 people.

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Ottobock stands for high-quality and technologically outstanding products and services in the field of medical technology.

The goal of helping to restore mobility to people with disabilities, and protecting the mobility they have retained, stands behind each and every one of the company’s products. In addition to prostheses and orthoses, these encompass a wide range of manual and power wheelchairs. Furthermore, the company’s MedicalCare business unit offers extensive services for high-quality patient care and professional workshop management.

Ottobock products set standards in fittings to improve the quality of life for people with a disability. The conviction that quality of life is closely connected to a maximum of individual freedom and independence is a key concept that has been a major influence throughout the company’s history since 1919 and continues to guide the development of new products.

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Our company structure is defined by numerous different players and economic action with many degrees of freedom. The resulting complex requirements and continuously changing legal and normative frameworks demand clear standards and rules for company management and in our collaboration.

In order to ensure compliance with these rules Ottobock company management has introduced a compliance management system.

Code of Conduct

In principle, each and every employee of the Näder Holding takes responsibility for his own actions and behaviours. The values and code of conduct defined by the Näder Holding must be consistently taken into account in all conscience. Our interactions defined by trust, fairness and respect solidify the foundation for integrity and honesty.

By taking into account international standards for human rights, employment, environmental protection and anti-corruption, Ottobock with its code of conduct follows the universally recognised principles of the United Nations Global Compact www.unglobalcompact.org.


Näder Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Hindenburgring 39
37115 Duderstadt
Phone: +49 5527 947 3718
E-mail: info@naederholding.com


Preserving and unlocking the company’s history

The Ottobock company and family archives aim to preserve the history of the company, which was founded in 1919, and to unlock that history for use both today and in the future.

Since 2015, the archives have been located in the home in Duderstadt where Professor Hans Georg Näder, grandson of company founder Otto Bock, grew up.

The goal is to index historically and legally relevant documents existing in written, photoicons/icon, audiovisual and digital form. A broad inventory of objects is also registered, including orthopaedic devices, products from the company’s early days and items from the entrepreneurial family’s estate. The company and family archives serve as a source of information for matters relating to the company’s history, guaranteeing ready access to context-based data.

Max Näder’s 100th birthday

The 100th birthday of Dr Max Näder (1915–2009), second-generation owner of the company, served as the occasion for the biography “100 Years Max Näder: People First” (published by Prof. Hans Georg Näder, Duderstadt, 2015). This has resulted in a digital platform consisting of numerous images and documents which offers an overview of Max Näder’s life work as a family businessman and as a person.
Max Näder’s 100th birthday


Ottobock Firmen- und Familienarchiv
Alina Sophia Schiess
Head of Archives – History Marketing
Hindenburgring 39
37115 Duderstadt
Phone: +49 (0) 160 6587085
E-mail: AlinaSophia.Schiess@naederfamilyoffice.com